9:20pm, May 23′rd
Admit it! Admit it all!
The strategy that the Casey Anthony defense should take should be as follows in opening statements:
1. The child died in an accident
2. The child was placed in the trunk, with tape to make it look like a kidnapping
3. The child was dumped in the woods
4. Casey tried to hide that an accident happened.
So what! It is not a crime.
The only “evidence” that the prosecution has is that a child died.
Yes, she died.
Yes, she was put in the trunk
Yes, she was put in the woods
Yes, Casey tried to hide it
Agree with the prosecution, point by point, item by item. Yes, she did this, Yes she did that. Yes, yes, yes, yes, we agree with the prosecution. EXCEPT, they have it wrong in how Caylee died. She died like this, and it was an accident. Every time the prosecution calls a witness, stipulate that the defense agrees with why the witness was called and never let them testify! When the prosecution tries to show photos of the child’s body, find some way to agree, she’s dead. Take all of the prosecutions sensationalism away. No emotion for the jury. Calm, matter of fact, this is what happened approach. Make it a quick trial. So much has been beaten into the jury’s head about 8 weeks and their suffering, make it a 1 week trial. Agree, and stipulate prosecution witness testimony is agreed and never let any of them testify. Then depending on where you are, call 1 or 2, or none witnesses. The prosecution, and jury will be buckled! Everyone wants you to argue, if you argue, you lose!
Say, there is only 1 person in this world which knows with certainty, beyond a reason of any doubt, what happened! The prosecution doesn’t know. The media doesn’t know. Only Casey knows, and I am telling you in her words what happened.
The jury wants to hear what happened. Give it to them. Tell them. If the forensics can back up what you say happened, tell them. The prosecution will then shift gears and try to rebut how you say it happened, so be ready for this.
Give the jury a timeline. Use story boards like they did in the OJ case like “Vanaders Big Lies” board. Give the jury every blow by blow detail of the days leading up to the accident, how the accident happened, minute by minute details of the day the child died and how, time line of how she covered it up, her thoughts, fears, time line of every part of the time period! The jury will have no choice but to agree that it was a tragic accident! If you just leave it up for them to decide and take your word for it, then you lose or get hung jury. If you want innocence, you have to give them all the details. You can’t put her on the stand. But you can tell the jury yourself on her behalf.
The only thing Casey Anthony is guilty of, is trying to hide that her daughter died of an accident. With the time served already for the minor charges she will be free.
Remind the jury that the defendant doesn’t have to take the stand or even put on a defense. Tell them you are speaking on Casey’s behalf and she wants you to know what happened. She wants everyone to know what happened. Explain to them how crazy the media was and is. Explain to them why she covered it up (see my other blog below for this). Make everything matter of fact, no big deal. The prosecution is going to try and sensationalize their version. Make your version low key, no big deal, and simple matter of fact.
Simple as that. The prosecution has no case other than a child is dead. Concede it. Not guilty!