Casey Anthony Murder Trial
Description of crime
Use three references:
1. text book- Criminal Evidence 8th edition by Hails, Judy (2014)
2. online source
3. news story
Answer EACH of the following questions INDIVIDUALLY- Answer one by one NOT IN ESSAY FORMAT.
1. Victim name:
Witness(es) (main witnesses only):
2.Description of crime
3.Prosecution’s Case: Testimonial and Real Evidence provided in court – list the main testimonial and real evidence presented by the Prosecutor and discuss if the evidence was direct or circumstantial; discuss if any scientific evidence was presented and describe it
4.Defense Case: Testimonial and Real Evidence provided in court – list the main testimonial and real evidence presented by the Defense and discuss if the evidence was direct or circumstantial; discuss if any scientific evidence was presented and describe it
Was there a main argument that the defense used? Please describe
5.Do you feel that intent was proven by the Prosecution or not? Explain.
6.Was any evidence obtained from the defendant’s home, vehicle, or self? If so, were there any challenges to the search and seizure of that evidence and what were the results of the challenge? If there weren’t any search/seizure challenges discovered in your research, what evidence discussed in the case do you think could have been challenged (and why)?
7.Was a photo line-up or live line-up used to identify the defendant or anyone else in this case? Explain. Was there any other method of identifying the defendant? Explain.
8.Did the case provide circumstantial evidence of guilt (flight, evidence of concealment, sudden wealth, possession of stolen property, etc)? Explain. If circumstantial evidence of guilt was not discussed in this case, provide an example that would be most likely for this case.
9.Was there any character issues discussed by either the prosecution or defense? If so, describe how that was presented. Do you feel it helped or hurt the side that presented character issues? If character issues were not discussed, provide your own character issues that you think could have been discussed.
10.Were any witnesses impeached or attempt impeachment? Describe. If not, which witness could have been most likely impeached, in your opinion and why?
11.Were any hearsay exceptions presented? If so, describe. If not, provide hearsay exceptions that might be likely for this case.
12. Were any privileged communications argued? If so, describe. If not, describe what privileged communications could have been argued.
13.Do you feel the case was proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and why do you feel that? If not, what were the main issues that made the case weak, in your opinion?
14.Were there any other remarkable facts (facts worth mentioning) about this case? Was there anything that you learned from this AOJ 202 course that helped you to understand or notice about this case?
15.If you were the prosecutor or defense attorney, what would you have done differently?
16.Are there additional questions you would suggest to ask for this research / case study assignment (in the future)?