Prosecution Reacts to Casey Anthony Verdict
State: Case has always been about justice for Caylee
- Duration 11:47
- Date Jul 5, 2011
State: Case has always been about justice for Caylee
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Want to thank you all for this opportunity to speakers -- heads the office that's Lawson -- months ago.
October 2000 and aids and I -- in the courtyard behind us after the grand jury indicted Casey Anthony for the murder her daughter.
And I said that we would not discuss this case outside of the courtroom and I am pleased to say that we have not been told us time.
At that time -- also said that the indictment.
Was not a conviction.
And it did the defendant has always -- with -- presumption of innocence.
I promise that we would do our talking in court.
For us the case -- never been about the defendant particular.
It's always about seeing it as always -- about seeking justice for Caylee and speaking on her behalf.
Some of exploited the case for personal gain net revenues or fifteen minutes of fame.
And since day one we have kept our promise.
That we would be focusing on finding improving the truth about this tells homicide.
The pretrial publicity generated by others has led to -- great expense of having to.
-- -- jury outside.
Of our media market.
We have avoided making any statements that would be the publicity.
And -- only really is -- Florida public records law requires us to release.
That is whatever documents -- -- and discovery.
So much of the yanks in taxpayer expense in this case.
Could have been avoided if voters -- not succumb to the temptation provided.
By quick notoriety.
We thank the justices best served.
When council does not -- public opinions on matters in litigation.
We will always tried to prevent.
The issuance of any statements that we're not relevant.
And that all relevant statements being made in the courtroom.
There are a number of professional dedicated and talented people.
Who persevered to bring this case -- conclusion.
Linda drained -- led the team looked great skill and in energy.
Jeff -- build a precision forensic case and -- George presented this series of complex witnesses.
This trial team was world class and -- command of the evidence.
They didn't skillfully and without histrionics.
I'd like to thank the jury for their contribution to justice.
The task they were asked to complete it was difficult.
In this community owes them a bad debt of gratitude.
Ours is the fact driven process and we have a lot of help gathering the facts.
The lead agency in this case has been on the orange county sheriff's office.
Curable Jerry Jennings does -- a great team a team I shall forever be proud.
In on -- I want to thank him very personally.
-- the excellent work that he and his his department.
They have done in order to bring this case together and at this would like to.
Am sure of getting to make a few remarks.
-- It is my duty and privilege.
To stand before you this afternoon to make a few -- comments.
As we don't I'll come to the clothes.
From the murder trial involving.
Casey Marie Anthony.
-- must acknowledge.
My investigative teams -- it would mean this afternoon.
As we have just celebrated.
The -- of -- July.
We celebrate and the United States of America and what freedom means -- pizza box.
We most remember that men and women.
God and -- forces and law enforcement.
The rights of others.
-- -- -- Who value freedom.
Looked at me long ears and the citizen of the launch counting.
-- all justice.
In the death of two year old.
Caylee Marie Anthony.
Cold December 11 2008.
And Davis remains.
-- county sheriff's office has been -- of the criminal investigation.
Of murder disappearance and death.
Since July of 2008.
There have been numerous.
Individuals and in -- That have assisted us during the investigation.
I must acknowledge a few of those individuals and agencies who have -- Today.
There have been numerous volunteers.
Assisted in this third.
I must thank the Orlando police department.
New -- county medical examiner.
-- got -- corrections department.
Applauded abominable law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The state attorney's office for the ninth judicial circuit.
Here in Florida.
-- must also opening personally.
State attorney Lawson Lamar.
And his team of prosecutors and especially.
-- the -- -- While the -- Vigorous.
And complete prosecution.
In this case.
I must also think it might get his -- us.
Israel that's -- -- support person Leo.
Who work diligently.
To some all the evidence.
Could give -- this depth investigation.
I could not being in a more proud.
Of the hopeful moments but -- -- -- Throughout both the investigation.
And the trial.
They have and hopefully.
Do want kind of sheriff's office and citizens we'll always kind of -- Throughout the process.
Now -- must also.
Recognized the support.
-- to the orange county sheriff's office Bob -- the community.
And the media.
Throughout the proceedings.
On behalf of the nearly went about a hundred men and women but the -- -- -- sheriff's office we thank you for your support.
The verdict had been -- We ask our community.
The jury and court.
Have made today.
In doing so.
We asked for your continued.
-- full acknowledgment.
Of that verdict.
There have been all the high profile criminal prosecutions.
Throughout our nation.
-- resulted in the Civil.
I ask this community.
That -- godless global one's personal beliefs.
About that Ellison.
Of the Casey Marie Anthony.
-- you maintain.
Also as the goals and not live.
In the -- -- believe.
-- out whole wings drive.
To a blog that area.
Deputy -- Would be patrolling well accounting.
Please you all get bought.
And -- Is maintained.
I think the honorable.
And also -- Obama -- his support.
And I returns are trying to back over to him this afternoon.
Thank you sheriff.
We are grateful to the attorneys and staff who put this case on all of you saw that -- -- Verdict brought together.
-- Rescission case.
Jeff Ashton presented wonderful scientific evidence.
The end of rebounded a lot of scientific evidence with the extreme -- -- George presented a series of complex witnesses.
And we'll build a live their -- back -- the -- way.
The -- daddy grand jury spring term 2008.
Provided this indictment and we thank them for their work.
We have a world playoffs.
Medical Examiner's office -- -- here and doctor -- of all you get her usual wonderful work.
And I want to personally reiterates thanks to.
Sheriff's personnel -- Milledge and John Allen and Kerry -- words.
-- laboratory people did work it was not only relevant.
In each and every case.
I want to thank special agent nick savage.
-- -- -- calendar and follow wolf they're General Counsel.
I want to thank Texas action that was third in the thousands of volunteers who searched for Murray.
For Caylee Marie Anthony.
The Florida department law enforcement their laboratories -- extremely fine work for all of us citizens.
County state attorney -- in the -- that's.
Lawson Lamar he is the elected state attorney that's what they call them in Florida the basically the county prosecutor.
Who is elected to run the office and Janet Reno for instance a former attorney general was the the state attorney in Miami Dade -- -- back in the day at any rate he.
-- seems to be saying don't blame me don't blame my people.
You know we did everything we could -- he's saying blame Randy and RRI dollar bailout for the CNET -- -- long believed.
Blame legal problems I was disappointed -- quite honestly what he said I was very impressed with the sheriff.
There when the shares and Americans have died -- this system of justice Americans have died for freedom you need to respect the system yeah.
That's what that's the right thing to say when you're in that position.
Under those circles I guess I need to respect -- verdict I think it's a travesty but you know it -- the jury has spoken here or not guilty for Casey Anthony on the most serious murder charges against her she is guilty.
Of lying to the cops and and what I would Friday she can walk we're just trying to have -- husband and they heard.
Every piece of -- every right to jurors -- there every day.
They didn't have detained the mother what they did that take the talking and you're the clerks say they took televisions away from the days ago.
Still based on the purity of what they heard.
They reached a verdict and it's really.
It's very important as the sheriff just said that we have to respect that verdict that they felt the government using.
Evidence that they were left -- After the whole investigation.
That the government did not meet amber.