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Casey Anthony to Plead Insanity
Is Casey Anthony Crazy?
Casey Anthony is a crazy, diabolical liar. You've said, I've said it, we've all said it.
Is there any truth in our words? Is Casey Anthony crazy? Will a jury find her insane? It's quite clear she fits the profile of a sociopath but is Casey Anthony criminally insane?
One has to wonder if Casey Anthony will plead insanity. Recently, Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, was stated as saying his client is "innocent" rather than "not guilty." Why?
Unless a member of the defense team has an ace up his or her sleeve, it appears that Casey Anthony will be found guilty for the murder of Caylee Anthony. And if that happens, the state may seek the death penalty.
Ace = Insanity Defense?
It didn't take long for the public to hear about Casey Anthony's strange behavior and her problems with telling the truth.
Within one week of her daughter's disappearance, Casey Anthony was photographed partying in Orlando night clubs. Upon her arrest, she lead police to a fake place of employment and told story after story about an alleged kidnapper/nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez, who police claim does not exist.
Is Casey Anthony a sociopath that only cares about herself or is Casey Anthony actually Zenaida Gonzalez?
Is Casey Anthony Insane?
Casey Anthony is not the only person to reference 'Zanny the Nanny.' In fact, a children's book titled Double Trouble Squared, by Kathryn Lasky, includes a character named Zanny the Nanny.
Brief Synopsis of the book:
Twins try to discover the source of the voice only they can hear--a voice that needs their help. Using telepathy and their individual talents, the twins uncover a long-lost manuscript of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, along with the ghost of Sherlock Holmes’s forgotten twin brother.
Twins hearing voices? A long-lost script? Interesting....
Remember, early in the case, the neighbor's story about the dog? Casey Anthony was walking her dog on a leash and took the leash off to let the dog run through a neigbor's flowerbed. When he confronted Casey, who was still holding the leash in her hand, the neighbor asked her why she let her dog tear up his flowerbed. Casey Anthony allegedly said, "That’s not my dog." The neighbor said, "Sure it’s your dog, you still have the leash in your hand." Casey looked at him and said, "I just found this leash."
Is Casey Anthony a liar or is she more than one person that checks in and out of her own life? Did Zenaida Gonzalez (aka Casey Anthony) write a script for Casey Anthony to follow?
Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez
If she's not Casey Anthony, who is Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez? After it was discovered that Caylee Anthony's body was found in a field between a home occupied by Mr. Gonzalez and another home occupied by a woman named Zenaida, the questions began to grow. Was this just a coincidence? Did Casey Anthony know the names of the people who resided in these homes?
In a set of discovery documents, Kiomarie Cruz tells law enforcement that the only Gonzalez individual she knows is a Hispanic woman that lives right down the street (on Hopespring) but does not baby sit children.
Was this Casey Anthony's way of telling people where Caylee Anthony was located? When Casey Anthony said Caylee was "close to home," and that she left Caylee Anthony with Zenaida Gonzalez, was she trying to tell people where to look for the body? Between Zenaida's home and the Gonzalez family residence on Hopespring Drive?
Why does Jose Baez use the word "innocent" to describe his client rather than say Casey is "not guilty?"
As the evidence mounts against Casey Anthony, the defense team may expect their client to be proven guilty in a court of law. Then what? Maybe they realize that the plea 'Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity' (NGRI) is not going to work in their favor. So why not plea 'Guilty but Insane?' or 'Guilty but Mentally Ill?'
If the defense team can demonstrate that Casey Anthony has a mental illness and argue that this mental illness interfered with Casey Anthony's ability to determine right from wrong, Casey Anthony could spent time in a mental institution, where she would receive psychiatric treatment.
Although prosecutors will not be seeking the death penalty in the Casey Anthony case, In 1986 Ford v. Wainwright 477 U.S. 399, the US Supreme Court ruled insane prisoners cannot be executed.