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Police in Casey Anthony Case Admit They Overlooked Google Search for "Fool-Proof Suffocation"

by Julie Ryan Evans on November 25, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Casey AnthonyLast week came shocking news that a major piece of evidence in the Casey Anthony case maybe have somehow been left out of the trial. Today comes the answer as to why it was never brought up -- police overlooked it.

An Orlando TV station was reporting the overlooked evidence --  a computer search for the term "Fool-proof suffication," which though spelled wrong brings up some pretty strong images of intent. It was done from her home on the last day Caylee Anthony was seen alive. Criminal defense attorney, Jose Baez, wrote about this overlooked evidence in his book after the case, but today police confirmed it. Orange County sheriff's Capt. Angelo Nieves said their computer investigator who was on the case simply overlooked the search. Talk about a HUGE mistake.

Though in his book Baez indicated it was Casey's father, George, who likely performed the search, WKMG has reported that it was done on a computer used primarily by Casey. According to ABC, the person who searched "fool-proof suffication" then clicked on an article about suicide. That was followed by activity on MySpace, which Casey did use. Her father did not.

The big question, of course, is would this information have made any difference if they had presented it in the trial? Prosecutor Jeff Ashton told the station, "it's just a shame we didn't have it. This certainly would have put the accidental death claim in serious question."

I'm not an expert in the case, and I'm not sure that it would have made any difference, as other seemingly incriminating computer searches didn't. But it's heartbreaking to think that it could have made a difference. That it could have brought justice for little Caylee ... IF justice was deserved.

The fact is that while this is a bombshell of sorts, it's pretty inconsequential in the scheme of things. It won't change things now. Casey Anthony was acquitted. We put our faith in our judicial system, and that's what our jury believed was the right thing to do based on the evidence they had at the time. It's just too bad they didn't have ALL of the evidence at the time.

Do you think this piece of evidence would have affected the outcome of the trail?


Image via Pinnellas County Jail

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  • Pinkmani


    November 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    I feel bad for Casey because she needed mental help WAY back in high school and never got it. In January of her senior year, she knew that she wasn't going to graduate; however, she never told anyone until a few days before graduation.

  • SickO...
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    November 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM
    No, her mother would have just perjured herself some more.
  • PRIMA487


    November 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM
    Wasn't this a post last week?
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    Pamela Reid

    November 25, 2012 at 6:14 PM
    A wise man (and educated) I know referred to jurors as "a ship of fools", it def changes the way I think of jurors now. Watching many programs on Investigation Discovery, shows there is no justice when justice is riding on the same ship of fools!
  • mommy...


    November 25, 2012 at 6:53 PM
    Casey Anthony is a disgusting peice of shit who will rot in hell, if there is one, there is no better deserving of a person to go there.
  • tuffy...


    November 25, 2012 at 7:45 PM
    I hate that she is back in the news. Her face makes me want to punch her in the throat. Repeatedly. I think almost any of us would have taken that baby girl and raised her lovingly had we been given the chance. There was no reason for that bitchfaced skank to murder her daughter. None. I hope she burns for eternity.
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    Sarah UsedtobeZech Cone

    November 25, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    What Tuffymama said. ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Also, It is my opinion that they[the jury] ALREADY HAD sufficient evidence to prosecute her and for whatever reason they chose not to do so so I doubt that this small piece of information would've swayed those fucktards.

  • Frida266


    November 25, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    The jury had no evidence.  There was no method or time of death.  They had a smell in the car and a long-dead body.  This would have been a great piece of evidence, though circumstantial, would have been the most incriminating they had.  Not sure if it would have been enough, though.  

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    Carmen Ruth

    November 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    I was under the impression that suspicious searches were already part of the evidence that the jury apparently disregarded.  I don't think it would have made any difference if this was included in the collection. 

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    Nikki Greene

    November 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    it would not make a diff her mother would say she did just to get her out of it she knows what she did and got nothing for it! she is one sick person

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