The prosecutors were not able to prove that Casey Anthony has something to do with the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony. During the trial, it was established that Casey Anthonyâ€™s DNA is nowhere to be found on the duct tape that was used to suffocate Caylee. And the testimony regarding the putrid smell inside the family’s car wasnâ€™t clear whether it was that of a decomposing body or just trash smell. Even the importance of chloroform was not clearly specified.
When the defense elicited the benefit of the doubt that Caylee could have accidentally drowned in the familyâ€™s pool plus lack of evidence that would connect Casey Anthony to the murder case of Caylee were more than enough to get her an acquittal. The trial lasted for more than a month, and half a day after the deliberation, the jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter. However, Casey was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of lying.
It took only six months when the remains of Caylee Anthony were found since the time she was reported missing. However, that period of time has damaged whatever scientific evidences that the investigators could gather from the remains. In addition, there are no evidence either that would put Casey on the site where the remains of the 2-year old were discovered.