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No death penalty for Casey Anthony

December 5, 2008


COMES NOW the State of Florida, by and through the undersigned Assistant State Attorney, and gives notice that after due consideration of the facts and law applicable to this case, it is not in the best interest of the people of the State of Florida to pursue the Death Penalty as a potential sentence. Therefore, the State of Florida will not be seeking the death penalty as to CASEY MARIE ANTHONY.

I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing NOTICE OF INTENT NOT TO SEEK THE PENALTY OF DEATH has been furnished to the Defendant, Casey Marie Anthony, 03/19/1986, W/F, at Orange County Jail, Cell F-DORML-12, Post Office Box 4970, Orlando, FL 32802-4970, and to Jose A. Baez, Counsel for Defendant, 522 Simpson Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744, on this _____ day of December, 2008.

Linda Drane Burdick Assistant State Attorney

Casey Anthony has been charged with first-degree murder, but prosecutors have not been sure if they have enough aggravating circumstances to convince a jury to recommend the death penalty.  Today the state attorney’s office said, “It is not in the best interest of the people of the State of Florida to pursue the death penalty.”

George and Cindy’s representative released a statement in regards to the state not seeking the death penalty against Casey:

“In response to the state’s intent not to seek the death penalty came as no surprise to us this afternoon,” the statement said. “Our family believes Caylee Marie is still alive and our efforts have not lost focus to the objective of bringing her home. Today’s announcement only supports our theory that our granddaughter is still with us, and we will continue investigating all tips and leads that support our position despite what the authorities continue to say.”

Oh good grief!!! Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder and prosecutors believe she killed her daughter.  Just because they aren’t seeking the death penalty does NOT support the Anthony’s position!  It just means they don’t think they can prove the death penalty is warranted.  Few women are executed in the state of Florida.  They just don’t want to risk not getting a conviction because they are seeking the death penalty.  I think Casey spending the rest of her life in jail would be a far greater punishment than killing her.  Once the hoopla has passed and there is no more publicity–once she is released into the general prison population (although that may not happen since she’s so high-profile) Casey will get her just desserts.  On second thought,  if she’s kept away from the other prisoners and spends 23 hours a day alone FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE in a cell with nothing but that Bible she keeps talking about–I would say that might be a good way for her to s-l-o-w-l-y grow old as well. I’m only sorry the taxpayers of Florida will have to support her for all those long lonely years.

What are the factors the State of Florida considers in recommending the death penalty?

Aggravating factors that are considered in Florida death penalty cases.

It has to be heinous, atrocious, cruel, or depraved.

It must involve substantial planning and premeditation.

It had to be committed without pretense of moral or legal justification.

It was committed by a person with previous felonies, or happened while another felony was being committed.

48 Comments leave one →
  1. pak31 permalink
    December 5, 2008 8:16 pm

    I agree. The death penalty is just an extra punishment in my opinion. Just because they are not seeking it doesn’t mean that Caylee is alive. I personally don’t care what she gets as long as she stays where she is. How depressing. Did she really think she could get away with this? I guess so. She can fool her parents but that’s it. I bet if they had Caylee’s body, she would be up for the DP.

  2. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 5, 2008 8:17 pm

    I agree, Pak–If they find Caylee’s body, can they change the charge they are seeking or will it be to late?

  3. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 8:22 pm

    Mystery I think the state has all of those bases covered! I just think that they want to make sure she is convicted. If Caylee’s body turns up sometime soon they may change their mind and go for death. All it takes is one bleeding heart on the jury.

  4. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 5, 2008 8:26 pm

    Yeah, I thought they met all the criteria, but you’re right-it would just take one person. So I guess that does mean they can change their charge after the fact.

  5. December 5, 2008 8:32 pm

    Friday December 5, 2008, the case of Casey Anthony has been predicted by Nancy Grace of CNN through the sentencing phase of the O.J. Simpson armed robbery case. For many months now, Nancy Grace has stated over and over that O.J. Simpson would be sentenced and not be ever allowed out of prison in his lifetime. Which again, Nancy Grace was proven wrong once again. O.J. Simpson will be free some day, up for parole in just around 60 months or so, and this case might be the case to finally get Nancy Grace off the air and behind bars where she belongs. Instead of the life sentence that Nancy Grace deserves for her role ion the deaths of several non-convicted victims, Nancy Grace should hopefully be eligible for release in something like seventeen years, so that she will not be able to negatively impact those two kids she bought as her defense argument in some of her state and federal lawsuits filed against her that she recently lost. We will wait for you O.J. and Casey, sure wouldn’t want to be the judge in either of those cases. Both defendants will surely make millions beginning the day they are back on the streets again, and fairly soon. This new wrong prediction today by Nancy Grace will certainly result in another stay at Nancy’s rehab facility for her drinking and drug problems once again, as it so often results in that way for her when she is so openly-humiliated and mocked for her continued errors. Perhaps it would be easier for Nancy to just keep her mouth shut until she learns to only speak the truth. But, that hasn’t happened yet, and look how old this old-fart is as she displays pictures of her on her supervised visits with her great grandkids David and Lucy.

  6. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 5, 2008 8:42 pm

    I’m sorry Deb, but your post didn’t make any sense to me.

  7. Hilde permalink
    December 5, 2008 8:46 pm

    I am with You mystery!

  8. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 8:50 pm


  9. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 8:51 pm

    Where did that come from?

  10. Hilde permalink
    December 5, 2008 8:53 pm

    thank God I don’t believe everything I read!

  11. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 8:58 pm

    I would go crazy if I did!

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 5, 2008 8:59 pm

    I just checked out her blog–it’s a hate NG site-the one with the gun to her head. it makes about as much sense as the comment she just made.

  13. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:00 pm

    I think its time for someone to take their meds!

  14. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:03 pm

    I just checked out her site………man what is with that?

  15. Ninadec01 permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:04 pm

    That post DEB doesnt make any sence.ALL I got out of it she hates Nancy Grace.Very hateful post.

  16. Hilde permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:09 pm

    There are a lot of thing come to my mind I like to say, but I always was told if You have nothing nice to say than You better off not saying anything.
    I believe I will do that now.

  17. Hilde permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:13 pm

    I do know David and Lucy are Nancy Grace’s own Children, I remember when she was pregnant. She is so proud of those Little Ones.

  18. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:23 pm

    It is so strange how Cindy thinks that everything that LE or state does just supports their theory! Does life in prison sound to her that it supports their theory!

  19. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:29 pm

    One thing Cindy said that I think is true. She said “we will continue investigating all leads that support OUR position”. That tells me no matter what is found they won’t believe it.

  20. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 5, 2008 9:35 pm

    Without a body I don’t think Cindy will ever stop–unless Casey confesses and we know that isn’t likely.

    Say what you will about Nancy Grace’s delivery, but she helps keep Caylee in the forefront. She hasn’t allowed her to fall between the cracks.

  21. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:38 pm

    Nancy Grace did that for sure. I couldn’t hate her that bad unless she tore me up in court or something like that.

  22. topcat08 permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:46 pm

    When I watched the jail house tapes, it seemed to me that Cindy and George were tip toeing around with Casey. I think poor ol George cought hell living with those two women. He got beatup by Cindy and they both got beat up by Casey.

  23. Ninadec01 permalink
    December 5, 2008 9:49 pm

    I also agree with about Nancy Grace.She puts it out there what is going on in these cases.And I am glad she does. I dont think Cindy will even believe its Caylee even is they do ever find her remains.OR she would only think some one other then Casey did it.Its all such a terrible case..

  24. Truth4Caylee permalink
    December 5, 2008 10:13 pm

    I think N.G is hawt s-t! except when she feels sorry for G&C Anthony.

  25. Janet permalink
    December 5, 2008 10:15 pm

    I normally don’t post comments, however in this case with the comment
    from Deb..I must. This Deb is from Canada, and the Nancy Grace show
    is produced here in the US. Since you hate her, just stop watching the show.
    Call your local tv station and request the show be taken off. Why think someone should die, it would be like someone saying you should die for your

  26. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 5, 2008 10:23 pm

    Good point! Why doesn’t she just turn the television off. Why go to all the trouble of having a blog and posting weird comments on other people’s blogs-especially when they make absolutely no sense!

    Nancy Grace serves a purpose and she has a very large audience. I admit she’s one of my guilty pleasures–right up there with reading the National Enquirer while I’m standing in line at the grocery store. (discreetly hidden behind a magazine, of course)

  27. sophie permalink
    December 5, 2008 10:42 pm

    I am THRILLED that they are not seeking the death penalty for Casey. This means that she will eventually wind up in general population. Just like Jeffrey Dahmer.

    Casey, do you remember what happened to HIM?

    Not good, not good at all.

    She has many, many years ahead of her in which she will have to watch her back, she will be a trophy to the other inmates who are violent enough to vie for taking her out. Or at least sending her on many, many visits to the infirmary.

    She should thank her lucky stars she will be in a women’s facility as the female prisoners tend not to be as violent as men.

    And oh gosh, now that we all know how much she doesn’t ‘do’ GRITS, I hope they shovel them down her throat.

    Along with tons of those hated ‘baloney’ sandwiches. Someone who is full of baloney all the time should get used to those.

    I bet once the trial and the subsequential appeal crap is over with that suddenly George and Cindy will ask for the police and public’s help to bring Caylee’s body back home so they can give her a proper burial.

    George and Cindy, your fake sightings of Caylee can stop now, your precious baby won’t face death.

    Your obligation to her as parents is officially over. You have done all you could to save her life, it’s now time for Casey to pay the piper.

    I hope Casey lives to be a very, very old woman. With a life sentence.

  28. December 5, 2008 10:48 pm

    hey deb from canada – CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf was that post all about?

  29. December 5, 2008 11:33 pm

    I think that life in prison for Casey Anthony is just what she deserves. I also believe she will end up in general population, I remember seeing on television one of reporters had heard through the grapevine that inmates know about Casey Anthony and have plans for her when she arrives in prison. Hey Deb are you really Jose Baez?

  30. niecey456 permalink
    December 6, 2008 12:07 am

    Mystery, I’ve had problems with that person before, they use different names, and I blacklisted the website and the e-mail address, so if they send me something it gets caught by the spam filter. I also talked to LE in my area about it and they can’t do anything about it, but they said that secret service monitors these things and they are probably already keeping an eye on them. This person is really sick. Don’t give her the forum to get attention. It’s up to you. I don’t like having to do that, but LE told me and so did Word Press to block them.

  31. niecey456 permalink
    December 6, 2008 12:49 am

    Now, on the subject of the death penalty. I agree Mystery that I think life is better. I also think they will eventually put her into general population, probably after she goes to prison. She has already had some contact with other prisoners, when she first went in, that’s how she got her lawyer’s name. She also ate Thanksgiving with them. They are probably watched close now, but in prison, I would think that would change.

  32. Nina permalink
    December 6, 2008 1:57 am

    Life in prison is the is the best punishment for Casey. hopefully she will finally get a taste of the general population and see then if she spills her guts out .Someone there will beat the truth out of her…No pity for her..She wont have Mommy and Daddy there to protect her anymore,and she has no one in this world to blame but herself.

  33. Hilde permalink
    December 6, 2008 9:35 am

    well I am getting really tired waiting till Casey finally gets out of that Protective Cell, she needs to be in a real Prison the sooner the better.
    All we see now are Pictures of her crying, should we feel sorry for her, I think not. I am sure there are People out there who do feel sorry for her.

    All we have right now are Speculations to what happened to Caylee.

    Well Casey is not telling the Truth, so she shouldn’t be surprised if People are speculating.
    I just want finally the Truth to come out, what did she do with Caylee, how did she kill her own Daughter ?
    What did she do with 2 cans of Gasoline? It only takes one.
    That is still on my Mind and has been from the Beginning.

    As far as the Death Penalty, I too think Life in Prison for her will serve Justice for what she did.

    Who knows how this Case will end, it’s been a crazy 5 month and I am sure there still will be a lot of Surprises coming.

  34. Kari permalink
    December 6, 2008 10:51 am

    Well, as long as we are all voting—I’d rather see her in a nice, padded cell in some old-fashioned psychiatric institution, where they’d keep her in a straight jacket and periodically administer some electro-shock therapy…

    Or just dope her to the eyebrows with thorazine, then maybe her doctors could finally get the truth out of her.

    Anything to keep her away from the general populace—always assuming that she is guilty of what we all believe she did.

    I agree with you, Mystery, that not going for the death penalty hardly constitutes a vote of confidence for Casey. Poor Cindy. Other than Casey’s amazing acting ability, what I noticed on the visitation videos was the look of simmering hatred in Cindy’s eyes. When she was asking Casey to look up and meet her eyes, I think she wanted to see in Casey’s eyes that sweet, caring girl that she still believes in–or evidence of the cold-hearted monster she doesn’t want to believe in. And I now I’m wondering if another reason for her to continue to believe, other than general denial, etc, is that she knows she is close to feeling a really murderous hatred for her very own daughter…and doesn’t want that to come to the surface.

  35. Hilde permalink
    December 6, 2008 11:08 am

    Good Observation Kari.
    I noticed that too looking at Cindy’s Expression in her Face.
    She was very suspicious the whole time she talked with Casey.

  36. The REAL Deb Sullivan from Canada permalink
    December 6, 2008 2:41 pm

    That idiotic post with MY NAME attached is not from me at all!!!!!

    There is a FREAK who is stealing other people’s names and using them to make their point. Whoever it is hates Nancy Grace. I’m pretty sure it’s the same person who has the website nancygracemustdie. As you can see if you read the long rant the troll can’t back up ANYTHING with actual facts or sources. This is a genuinely disturbed soul but please don’t think it’s me. I don’t have a problem with Nancy Grace so if anywhere in the message it is critisizing NG then you can be sure the comment is not from me.

  37. The REAL Deb Sullivan from Canada permalink
    December 6, 2008 2:46 pm

    niecey456 and mystery, thank you for realizing it’s not really me leaving those ridiculous comments. Is there any way to stop what this troll is doing? I’ve seen my name attached to the troll’s ravings for weeks now and I’m getting a little sick of it. Please advise. Thanks!

  38. niecey456 permalink
    December 6, 2008 3:45 pm

    Deb, I would contact support and ask them what to do. I’m sure they will have a solution, also make sure your security is at it’s highest on your computer. It wouldn’t hurt to run a scan before you call support. I would also make sure when you delete your temp files and history, make sure you delete forms. It will have that option. What that does is any info you type into forms online and on your computer, it will delete that info from your computer. That will protect you from your personal info getting stolen. It probably wouldn’t hurt to call tech support with your security program as well, and tell them what has happened. When contacting support with Word Press make sure you copy and paste onto that form the comment, or at least give a link to where the comment is. I’m sorry that has happened to you. This person did this a while back under Laura Temple.

  39. The REAL Deb permalink
    December 6, 2008 3:56 pm

    Thanks a lot, nicey456! Good advice.

  40. niecey456 permalink
    December 6, 2008 4:03 pm

    Your welcome.

  41. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 6, 2008 6:38 pm

    Deb from Canada–sorry I didn’t get back to this sooner–been doing the dreaded Christmas shopping all day. The person that posted the hate Nancy Grace stuff is below–including her ISP. She or he is definitely not you–your email and ISP are completely different. Give the info below to WordPress.

    Deb Sullivan from Canada

  42. deb permalink
    December 6, 2008 9:36 pm

    Wow, that’s scary that someone could and would use someone elses name to post something like that !!!
    The website name kind of says it all, lot’s of sick people in the world.
    I would hope someone has an eye on them.

  43. topcat08 permalink
    December 6, 2008 9:59 pm

    Yea who ever that is, has big problem.

  44. Deb permalink
    December 7, 2008 8:51 pm

    Thanks very much It’s a Mystery To Me! I really appreciate it.

  45. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 7, 2008 9:00 pm

    Your welcome Deb. People like that should not be allowed to comment–and obviously they aren’t allowed since they have to steal other people’s identities. Disgusting.

  46. Linda permalink
    March 4, 2009 6:28 pm

    I am totally disgusted that they aren’t going for the death penalty.
    This precious little girl died a terrible death by the hands of her mother…Was her mother’s face the last thing she saw? It just makes me sick…She wanted her freedom to party and Caylee got in the way..
    She didn’t deserve to be a mommie… sad.

  47. March 21, 2009 12:42 am

    Casey is a narrsist whos only concern in life is herself. This is shown in the manner in which she partied after killing her daughter, hell she may have killed her daughter so she could party. She was more concerned about getting what she wanted than what Caylee needed. Anyways, my point is once she adjusts to prision life. Which is very routine. She will adapt and be fine, maybe even enjoy it. She will have no bills, no job, no responsibilities, no daughter. Instead she will have all the time alone in a sell with the person she loves most. Herself. This is why I don’t agree with life in prision for her. This b*tch needs to die. They should have saught the death penalty. I hope someone in the jail does the job the state should have done. She doesn’t have any remorse for what she has done. All the time in the world to sit and think about it isn’t going to make her feel bad. As long as she can concentrate on herself she will be fine. No one who kills their 3 year old deserves to feel fine.

  48. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 21, 2009 7:37 am

    I thought in the beginning it was an accident, but I don’t think that anymore, and I agree that being a mother should never have been an option for her. I disagree, nightwalkar, that life in prison would be a picnic for her. I think she is a narcissist, too, but I think she feeds off the admiration of others. She is very social. Putting her in a cell alone for the rest of her life would be torture for her, and I agree, if they put her in general population, “someone” will either kill her or make sure she never has a worry-free moment. It’s my understanding that they don’t take kindly to baby-killers in prison.

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