Reasons to keep a close eye on this trial:
1. The trial judge has an interesting, precedent-setting background in allowing evolving scientific evidential methods/techniques. Wikipedia: (Not a usually cited source but the links to prior decisions by Judge Perry are comprehensive.)
The Anthony case broke new ground regarding scientific evidence. Two participants in the trial, Judge Belvin Perry and Prosecutor Jeff Ashton, also took part in the nation’s first use of DNA in court, setting a landmark case.
University of Tennessee‘s famous ‘Body Farm‘ discovered ‘hair banding’, a phenomenon in which hair roots can form a dark band after death. A hair found in the trunk of the Anthony car exhibited this pattern.
Also new is the work of University of Tennessee‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in which air extracted from the trunk of the Anthony car revealed human decomposition and the presence of chloroform.
2. This family’s actions in this matter make our families dysfunctions closer to the normal range. (By way of background, her father is a retired homicide detective and her mother, a retired nurse.)
3. An admitted liar and “conceptualist” (read: liar with a memory), when will she blink? (I’m not prejudging her. This comment is taken from her own back-patting remarks about how she is deceptively, good.)
- Did Prosecutors in the Casey Anthony Murder Trial ‘Over-Try’ Their Case? (foxnews.com)
- Prosecution in Casey Anthony murder trial to rest Wednesday (cnn.com)
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