Forensics Research Paper: Casey Anthony

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On July 15, 2008, Cindy Anthony called the police saying her daughter Casey Anthony stole her car and some money. Later that same day the police received another call from the same person saying that her granddaughter Caylee Anthony had been gone for over a month. When this was heard, they knew they had a big case on their hands. The mother Casey Anthony was taken into custody and told many lies concerning the whereabouts of her daughter. The police began to investigate and found some interesting things that could very well prove Casey Anthony guilty of kidnapping and murder of her own daughter. While in custody Casey Anthony told the police that she had last seen her daughter in June when she dropped her off with the nanny. When the …show more content…
In Detective Melich’s report he wrote “It should be noted that at no time. Did Casey Anthony show any obvious emotion as to the loss of her child. She did not cry or give any indication that she was legitimately worried about her child’s safety. She remained stoic and monotone during a majority of our contacts.” (Tru Tv) The case went to court for thirty three days and the jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder of her daughter Caylee Anthony, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child. Conversely she was found guilty on four counts of false information in criminal investigation, and check forgery. Casey Anthony also had to pay for the costs of what it took to find Caylee Anthony, adding up to about two hundred seventeen thousand dollars. At the beginning of this year, Casey Anthony went before the court saying she had been convicted twice for a single crime, and the court threw out two of her four charges for her lying to the police. This case brought forth a terrible look at our society today, a mother was found not guilty of kidnapping and murdering her own child, when forensics pointed to her guilt. Today, Michelle Crowder from Oklahoma has proposed “Caylee’s Law” on a petition website, telling people we need to increase the penalty for failing to report a missing child within twenty four hours of their disappearance. It took someone over a month to report Caylee as missing, and we want