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Casey Anthony Detectives Overlooked 'Fool-Proof Suffocation Methods' Google Search

10:52 pm - 11/25/2012

The Florida sheriff's office that investigated Caylee Anthony's death says it overlooked a computer search for suffocation made from the little girl's home on the day she was last seen alive.

Orange County sheriff's Capt. Angelo Nieves said Sunday that the office's computer investigator missed a June 16, 2008, Google search for fool-proof suffocation methods. The oversight was first reported by Orlando television station WKMG. It's not known who performed the search. The station reported it was done on a browser primarily used by the 2-year-old's mother, Casey Anthony.

The girl's body was found six months after she disappeared.

Casey Anthony was acquitted of her daughter's murder in 2011. Her attorneys argued that the toddler accidentally drowned in the family pool and that Casey Anthony's father helped her cover it up.


browneyedguuurl 26th-Nov-2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
Like OJ, I hope she gets her ass sent to jail eventually.
koshkabegemot 26th-Nov-2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
So since she's been acquitted of murder, she can't be convicted of murder again because of double jeopardy or something, right?
staringiscaring 26th-Nov-2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
If I remember that Ashley Judd movie correctly, then yes.
16thcentmargot 26th-Nov-2012 02:01 pm (UTC)
That's correct.
nightfury 26th-Nov-2012 02:07 pm (UTC)
From my understanding, unless the new evidence can be linked to a different crime, then no. I don't think this evidence proves any other crime besides the one she was already acquitted of, unfortunately.

eta: proves is a poor word choice, but you get what I'm saying.

Edited at 2012-11-26 02:09 pm (UTC)
chaya 26th-Nov-2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
Isn't there an exception with new or previously suppressed evidence?
suwiel 26th-Nov-2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Don't listen to people who are basing their facts on a stupid movie. You can't be charged for the exact same crime, but if new evidence turns up showing a different set of circumstances (different murder weapon for instance?) you can totally be charged for that "NEW" crime. Unfortunately, it doesn't apply to this case.
bestdaywelived 26th-Nov-2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
That's correct, although if Caylee's father was known, he could sue her for wrongful death in civil court and enjoin her from profiting off of Caylee's death.

Since she never said who the father was, it would be difficult for someone else to get a civil suit on her behalf. :-/
freezer 27th-Nov-2012 11:01 am (UTC)
Double Jeopardy has been challenged successfully before, but that was a case where the prosecutors could prove the fix was in with the judge. (details here)
hellaine 26th-Nov-2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, we were all over this at Websleuths.

Was it ever proven that George was at work the day Caylee went missing? I still don't think this new information proves murder. It's still circumstantial evidence. I do believe Casey killed Caylee, but I don't think the state proved it's case and I don't think this new information would change my mind.

Caylee would be 7 now, it's been so long.
aviv_b 26th-Nov-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
IA. Her web searches are, at best, circumstantial evidence. This wouldn't have changed the outcome at all.
bnmc2005 26th-Nov-2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
The oversight was first reported by Orlando television station WKMG. It's not known who performed the search. The station reported it was done on a browser primarily used by the 2-year-old's mother, Casey Anthony.

Does the source say how the tv station came to find out about this? Did they cite a source? Or get a hold of the computer? I'm just curious how they got ahold of this evidence when the detectives missed it?
effervescent 26th-Nov-2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
That's a good question, none of the articles seem to mention it...

There's a longer article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/25/police-caylee-anthony-google-search It has a bit more info than this one. Maybe someone from the office leaked it to the station?
dvdsky81 26th-Nov-2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
BREAKING NEWS: CASEY ANTHONY STILL GUILTY!! Shocker. Whole "investigation" was slop from beginning to end. About as much of a sham as the OJ trial. While the possible reality is glaringly obvious to everyone, they're off on a technicality. And yet a dime bag will most certainly put you away for years. Yes, Gawd bless Amercia
koshkabegemot 26th-Nov-2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
Seriously, it's ridiculous.
ook 26th-Nov-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
This, so much.

Like the OJ trial, the prosecution fucked up. Deal with it.
ladylothwen 26th-Nov-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
This isn't surprising. The whole thing was a farce. Casey Anthony was tried and convicted in the court of public opinion but acquitted because the persecution when full tilt with murder charges they couldn't prove behind a reasonable doubt.
bestdaywelived 26th-Nov-2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
The reason that they couldn't prove murder was because of Casey purposely hiding evidence from the police and throwing the body in a place that would speed decomposition time.
metanoiame 26th-Nov-2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
Who the hell googles "how to murder someone" before committing murder?
hammersxstrings 26th-Nov-2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
a moron

see: Casey Anthony
hammersxstrings 26th-Nov-2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
i weep when i think how badly the prosecution effed all of this up

not literally, but dammit if i don't shake my head A LOT
korppi_ravn 26th-Nov-2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Child murderer on the loose.
freezer 27th-Nov-2012 11:03 am (UTC)
Not the first, won't be the last. A sad fact of life.
mimblexwimble 27th-Nov-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
That picture is kind of scary.
beetlebums 27th-Nov-2012 10:36 am (UTC)
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