Anthony family shocked that the death penalty is back on the table for Casey
According to people close to George and Cindy Anthony, the family is in shock but not completely surprised at prosecutors decision to seek the death penalty against Casey. They are hoping that if Casey is convicted the death penalty won’t be imposed. The Anthony’s attorney, Brad Conway, issued the following statement:
“The State’s decision to seek the death penalty will not change the support and love the Anthonys have for Casey. Casey Anthony, like all other defendants, is entitled to the presumption of innocence. If the State can overcome that presumption before a jury of 12 of Casey’s peers, the Anthonys will then begin to deal with the potential sentence,”
Lee Anthony’s attorney, Thomas Luka, said he did not expect this news given the evidence that has been made public. He said this about Lee:
“He is probably in shock and horror as is the rest of his family that the state is prosecuting the case to this level,”
Luka is a former prosecutor and has tried death penalty cases. He thinks it will now take up to two months to pick a jury. That’s twice as much time as prosecutors originally estimated for the entire trial.
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I don’t know why any of them would be all that surprised that the state is willing to prosecute this case “to this level.” IMO, she should be punished to the highest level of the law for killing her child and then leading so many good people on wild goose chases without bothering to lift one pampered pinky to help.
Although I hope she gets life in prison without parole and slowly goes mad, I believe the stress of sitting on death row and anticipating her own execution is a fitting punishment as well. Maybe she will actually experience some of the terror her daughter surely felt.