Jose Baez tells inside story of Casey Anthony trial
Defense attorney's new book goes behind the scenes of case
- Duration 10:19
- Date Jul 16, 2012
Defense attorney's new book goes behind the scenes of case
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As to the charge of first degree murder.
Verdict as to count one we the jury find the defendant not guilty as to the charge of aggravated child abuse verdict as to count to.
We the jury find the defendant not guilty as to the charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child.
Verdict as to count three we the jury find the defendant not guilty.
Oh my god that's what I said after that happened.
One -- since her acquittal Casey Anthony is still the most reviled woman in that country.
Because most people think that she did it's killed -- two year old to kill little precious Caylee.
But once you read this New York Times best selling -- brand new New York Times best seller -- number nine on the best sell list as of this week.
By defense attorney that -- 31 a stunning verdict Jose Baez you'll have a clearer idea of why the jury had no trouble acquitting.
The the very controversial.
Tot mom in the words of one of our cable news colleagues.
By the three counts of murder.
Book presumed guilty Casey Anthony the inside story and you know I told you this case was hopeless Jose why didn't you lead to you know take a -- I'm because she didn't want to take a plea and we didn't think we'd disagreed with you I remember I told you I said we've got a case and you can and you said to me.
Yeah that that's good keep your confidence up.
Now we said we like you but your client is guilty.
Well I disagree with you respectfully I knew you said you had a case but you wouldn't tell us what the case was as close as we became over the three years you wouldn't -- bulge.
What your case was and that you set loose the bombshell.
Peter -- run.
The the the George Anthony -- -- -- -- When Casey was eight years old and her father payments -- -- room.
And begin to touch for a the bombshell -- in this -- he kept her child's accidental -- -- Because of free will was crunch -- years of sex abuse or my -- -- George -- -- an accusation in debt vehemently denies.
Have you ever.
Molested her and her daughter.
-- it's okay.
Have you ever needed any sexually inappropriate.
-- -- the president's daughter keeps you only okay notes that.
So George Anthony vehemently denies that he ever molested your client as you sit fare tonight do you believe that George Anthony the father Casey Anthony.
So abused her that it distorted her grip on reality.
That it really affected her care and treatment of this child affected the way -- related to the to the world.
-- my personal opinions are based on the evidence -- the facts.
Hi I put a lot of weight into what the mental health experts tell me.
When they say that she shows a classic signs of -- Someone who's been sexually abused.
I take the look when I looked across the death across mr.
-- when we confronted him.
He didn't deny it made -- admitted but he didn't deny it to us I take a look at that the fact that this was no recent fabrication Casey had told.
Someone that the two years prior that she was abused.
So you know that there are a little bits and pieces that come together that help me rendered my personal opinion but what I I don't try to force that on people with the book.
I tried to just give them all of the facts.
That war in the sound bytes so that people can get a better understanding of all of the back stories and all of the facts are out there.
You -- it's over 400 pages long I don't see anybody on the information.
And that's what my goal was to to get all of the facts out there so that way people can decide for themselves and really so is it ethic.
Look for him to accuse the -- there -- sexual.
I am a prosecutor through -- -- is that it's a tough one for me.
In this case obviously I was not privy to a lot of the conversations I've personally had a hard time with -- coming in because I thought look do I know at the end of the day whether she was abused or not no -- in no way could I.
See as a prosecutor.
How it factored in -- -- would have led to any of the actions in the way that it look Jose clearly was successful in the way that he presented to the jury ultimately for his client.
Do I think so.
Based on what -- on the outside now but again I was -- sitting there in the room so I'm very hard pressed to make those type of judgment calls without being there.
I actually agree with term I don't think that the sexual abuse was relevant in the trial.
The only thing that made it relevant is that the prosecution chose to introduce the thirty.
And and the things that she did that all was all about lack of remorse -- you remember how every yet every single week and nothing on her story grave that's all they wanted to talk about so it -- forced our hand.
Two to counter and to defend our client on that fact.
So in the book I lay out completely it had nothing to do with whether -- murder occurred or not.
Not there was nothing in in the thirty day behavior that showed she was trying to flee trying to destroy evidence or anything that would reflect.
Purely consciousness of guilt and that's the only time post.
Credit criminal actions are admissible but for some reason as you know a lot of things got admitted in this trial that.
I just simply disagree with the if the child died as Casey.
Told you -- as you argued by accidental drowning still she went out and party.
After the child was recently dead.
It was something that we never condoned it was something that we never that we.
Fell on the sword from the very beginning -- if you were called my opening statements I clearly said she's.
She's guilty for not calling 911.
She is guilty for bad choices for for bad behavior post -- post.
-- dying there are a lot of things that Casey did that were inappropriate and just not right.
So you know we it but they in the fact was we were there for a murder trial.
Doctor Werner spitz the well known defense -- just.
Performed a second autopsy joins us now from near his base in in Detroit.
Welcome -- -- did did you what was the biggest finding.
In your second autopsy.
Once you had the remains.
That really in many ways crippled the prosecution.
Well I took exception to the statement by the come to put our -- That -- -- what an autopsy was done there was analogue to.
That is it told an exaggeration.
They would have gathered there and do a can -- -- -- so much told that there was absolutely no evidence of felt the -- it fit for a few small and it could be -- We should Wear dry and like that that.
But in October he was never performed in fact.
I was in Orlando waiting to be called.
To -- -- the -- -- called autopsy.
And I with precluded from doing that.
Because of an unknown I'm totally unknown reason so I had to come back after the body would -- from the medical Examiner's office and I came back and at that time I got that skeleton.
To my show.
-- much so that I could now.
Do an examination.
It was Christmas Eve when I did it and here at the funeral home where did the examination where boxes in -- -- -- very nice to be.
Packaged box filled with like big fit.
-- -- When you get ready for the holidays.
And here right open the ball that I thought contained this.
And there there's got -- Completely and -- meant by that never opened never really never.
I've obviously never examined.
Because there was no evidence that the interior of this god what ever look that.
One strange thing that occurred in the -- was win the prosecute that fed to me.
Went if you could have ripped through that and -- him.
In they had a case had done managerial only -- -- I'd I'd -- you got to hold on there can you tell us the relevance he cut the still open but with the relevance of what you down.
Went to cut the child's skull open as soon as well doctors recommend McClellan -- let OK okay -- -- you gotta say it fast.
There -- husbands wives.
That the provision of this -- it can be determined if the interior of this -- they've examined by the way.
That the debris -- humans through the -- them.
Called for the -- my gravity.
Now we know for a fact that a -- -- read that weren't -- by the page where the body would follow him either one that found the body.
And he picked up the bodies beaten improving -- fit into.
The one of the hole is going to.
I've got dramatic tie and giving the bottom like quick because well this is the written.
Then with the crime scene photographs show.
Therefore the duct tape was not in the same position.
As as the prosecution was -- somebody moved the body when Casey Anthony without jail look at the -- and -- correct.
Or somebody picked up this gun and then put it back.
Gotcha -- -- that.
Showed -- Casey couldn't have done it.
So did it showed -- there was one on camera that was another piece of important information as well there was no evidence of suffocation which doctor -- found out.