Analysis: Did Casey Anthony's Lawyers Save Her From Death Penalty?


Was Casey Anthony's Defense Enough?

Prosecutors managed to portray Casey Anthony as an elaborate liar who partied and stayed at her boyfriend's apartment during the 31 days that her daughter's disappearance wasn't reported to police. Party pictures of the young mom in a short dress were introduced. Friends testified that she participated in a "hot body" contest. Jurors also heard testimony from the tattoo artist who etched "Bella Vita" or the "Beautiful Life" on her back while Caylee's body decayed in a swamp near her home.

However, there is no DNA evidence linking Casey Anthony to Caylee's remains, and the cause of death is "homicide by undetermined means." The defense claims that without knowing the exact way in which Caylee died, there's no proof that Caylee was murdered. They claim her death resulted from an accidental drowning.

"The strongest argument is that there's almost no proof that this was a murder as opposed to an accident," Abrams said.

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