Photos Show Casey Anthony Laughing Hysterically While Facing Death Penalty
A woman steals money from friends and family, (allegedly) murders her toddler, and goes off partying for 31 days.
She concocts a story about a kidnapper-slash-nanny, gets locked up for check fraud, and while in prison, learns that her child's skeletal remains were recovered from a wooded lot down the block from her home.
The woman expresses no sorrow, remorse or guilt, and when she enters the courtroom for her murder trial, she smiles like she's the guest of honor at the coolest party in town.
If Casey Anthony is found guilty of murdering her daughter, Caylee Anthony, the passage above pretty much sums up the entire story.
Diane Fanning, the author of "Mommy's Little Girl," was quick to pen a book about Casey Anthony. However, Defense attorney, Jose Baez, maintains that there's much more to this story, and it will all come out at trial.
Questions people want answered:
Why didn't Casey Anthony report her child missing? Did she deliberately kill her baby? Was Caylee's death the result of an accident?
Since 2008, there's been talk about a Casey Anthony movie deal. Until this trial ends, and maybe even after the trial ends, we may never know all of the details of Casey Anthony's story.
Prosecutors Have the Upper Hand?
Some people say that Jose Baez committed career suicide the day he decided to defend Casey Anthony.
She's definitely a difficult client to defend; she's a woman who partied for 31 days and didn't bother to report her daughter missing.
Prosecutors have over 500 pages of circumstantial evidence, and possible proof of human decomposition in the trunk of Casey Anthony's vehicle. Casey Anthony even admitted (in a jailhouse letter to another inmate) to lying about the kidnapper/nanny.
However, she still maintains that she doesn't know what happened to her daughter, even though she was the last person to see her alive.
Defending Casey Anthony
So, if you're a Defense attorney, and you know you're about to go down with the S.S. Casey Anthony, what can you do to save face and save your client from the chair?
If you can't throw someone under the bus, you better start exploring "mitigating factors" for the crime, and you better make sure your client looks unkempt and "off her rocker."
Gone are the days of cute dresses, salon-styled hair and go-go boots; it's time to look "crazy."
How does the Defense team accomplish this task?
- A "woe is me" hair cut. Make sure the client's bangs are long enough to cover her eyes.
- Tell the client not to wash the hair. Skip the comb, add elastic bands.
- Make her wear frumpy and loose-fitting clothing.
- She should be ready, on cue, to smile and laugh inappropriately.
The goal? Win the sympathy of male jurors. The "hot" girl is falling apart behind bars.
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