Casey Anthony Essay

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Casey Anthony did not commit first degree murder. The evidence does not prove that she committed first degree murder, rather it proved that she committed negligent homicide. The prosecution was able to provide a means and opportunity to Casey Anthony, but the prosecution was not able to give a motive as to why Casey Anthony would purposely murder her own child. Means, opportunity, and motive are all required in order to find someone guilty ...view middle of the document...

Evidence even shows that there was traces of chloroform in the trunk of Casey Anthony's still does not provide the proof that Casey Anthony purposely killed her child, the chloroform could have been used to keep the child quiet. At most the chloroform proves terrible parenting, but it cannot prove that Casey Anthony had intended on killing her child. Also the people who testified in court did not have anything bad to say about Casey Anthony as a mother. All of the people who testified said that Casey Anthony loved her child, no one who testified had any doubts about Casey Anthony's love for Caylee Anthony. The evidence presented does not give enough proof for first degree murder since it does not provide a motive to commit such a crime. I believe that she is not guilty of first degree murder. However, I do believe that she is guilty of negligent homicide.

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