Monday, December 29, 2008

Circumstantial V. Direct Evidence In The Casey Anthony Murder Trial

There are two types of evidence that make up murder trials, one is direct evidence and the other is circumstantial. The murder trial of Casey Anthony will contain mountains of both circumstantial and direct evidence. That is why it is doubtful that she (Casey) will be found not guilty of the murder of Caylee.

Most juries place more weight on direct evidence, especially DNA, than circumstantial. When Casey Anthony's murder trial gets underway next year, direct evidence like dead hair fiber DNA of Caylee which was found in the trunk of her (Casey's) car could seal her fate with the jury.

In addition to direct evidence like DNA - there is just as much, if not more, circumstantial evidence stacked against Ms. Anthony. It will be difficult for any jury to look past the behavior of Casey Anthony for almost one month while Caylee went missing. Whether it be right or wrong, most people judge others and in modern society - Casey Anthony's partying ways while her two year old daughter was missing could hurt her at trial as much as police finding DNA in the trunk of her car from a dead Caylee.

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Title: Circumstantial V. Direct Evidence In The Casey Anthony Murder Trial
Written: December 29, 2008
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