The not-guilty verdict of Casey Anthony, the Florida mother who claims the death of her daughter was not her fault, had stunned the country back in 2011. Now, years later, prosecutor Marcia Clark (best known for her work in the O.J. Simpson trial) says new evidence has emerged thay may demonstrate Anthony's guilt.
According to Law and Crime, Clark discovered the new evidence while reviewing the contents of a book by Anthony’s lawyer Jose Baez. Clark now says that searches from Anthony's computer showed the mother looking for “foolproof suffocation" shortly before the death of Caley (Casey's daughter). Baez maintained that Casey's suicidal husband, George Anthony, had searched those terms.
“We reinvestigate,” Clark reportedly said. “The program that the defense attorney’s expert used was incorrect as to the time stamp. And that it wasn’t 1:51 when the search was done, it was 2:51 — at which point we know based on cellphone pings that George Anthony was at work, he was not at home. And that the only person who was at home when ‘foolproof suffocation’ was searched for was Casey Anthony. A pretty big deal.”
Baez has not offered a comment on the situation.
Clark's discovery coincides with the release of the TV program Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, in which she will discuss the Anthony case.
Casey had officially been charged with first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and four counts of providing false information to police in 2008. The defense successfully argued that Caley had died in the family's swimming pool, with George disposing of the body shortly thereafter. Casey was not found guilty on the murder and abuse charges, but was imprisoned for lying to police officers about the death. In the wake of the trial, stricter laws were created that would force parents to notify police in the case of a child's death.
The Anthony family received death threats following the not guilty verdict. They released the following statement in July of 2011:
"While the family may never know what has happened to Caylee Marie Anthony, they now have closure for this chapter of their life. They will now begin the long process of rebuilding their lives. Despite the baseless defense chosen by Casey Anthony, the family believes that the Jury made a fair decision based on the evidence presented, the testimony presented, the scientific information presented and the rules that were given to them by the Honorable Judge Perry to guide them. The family hopes that they will be given the time by the media to reflect on this verdict and decide the best way to move forward privately."
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