BREAKING: CASEY ANTHONY INDICTED ON HOMICIDE CHARGES
Casey Anthony has been indicted on seven counts involving the death of her daughter Caylee Anthony. The grand jury handed down the indictment and came up with seven counts that Casey Anthony will be charged with, to include murder, manslaughter, and child abuse. Casey Anthony is now in custody.
After much controversy of the meeting of the grand jury was leaked, Anthony’s lawyer Jose Baez earlier addressed concerns he felt in a press conference held earlier Tuesday afternoon with his client Casey Anthony standing next to him. He discussed negative resentment he had about the meeting of the grand jury being leaked. “(The grand jury) is secret for various reasons. One, you don’t want it to compromise the integrity of the grand jury. Two, you certainly don’t want any targets of the grand jury be aware and three you don’t want to have to possibly taint those opinions of the grand jurors,” Baez said in the statement. He even went as far as to give some explanation that it could have been politically motivated with the state attorney Lawson Lamar facing upcoming re-election.
The grand jury reach the decision on indictment shortly before 4pm and state attorney Lamar presented it before the judge. The charge, being a capital offense, he asked for no bond which the judge granted. The exact charge and the named defendant remained sealed until the defendant was taken into custody.
Now it is in fact Casey Anthony who is facing several charges, that if found guilty, could get the death penalty. One count of first-degree murder, says that Casey Anthony with premeditated designed did kill Caylee Anthony. A second count of child abuse, says Casey caused great bodily harm, intentionally inflicting injury to Caylee Anthony. Count three of aggravated manslaughter says that she willfully or by culpable negligence, failed to provide Caylee Anthony the proper care or supervision to protect her from abuse, neglect, or exploitation and in doing so caused the death of Caylee Anthony. The other four counts involve Casey giving false information to Orange County detectives.
Not for nothin’, but it’s quite apparent that the Orange County States Attorney’s Office is covering all basis. There was some speculation on if she were to be charged for murder, to what degree would it be? There was also a chance of being charged with manslaughter. They could not do one and then go back and do the other. What awaits us now is the evidence that would lead them to believe that they will be able to come out of this with a conviction. This case isn’t coming to a conclusion any time soon, there’s still much to be developed.