Jurors in the Casey Anthony murder trial will reconvene on Monday to hear prosecutors' final arguments on whether Anthony killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Casey, 25, is charged with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee on June 16, 2008, and then storing her body in the trunk of a car. If she is found guilty of first degree murder, Casey Anthony could be sentenced to death by lethal injection.
Casey Anthony denies the charges that she murdered her toddler daughter. She contends that Caylee drowned accidentally in the swimming pool.
When the court rested on Sunday, prosecutors were left with three more hours of argument, after which the jury will decide the fate of Casey, who is accused of killing her two-year-old daughter three years ago.
If she is found guilty here are the possible verdicts the jury can reach:
*If she is found guilty of capital murder, the first degree murder with special circumstances, she could be sentenced to death by lethal injection or life in prison without possibility of probation.
*If she is found guilty of first degree murder, a murder committed with intent and malice aforethought, she could be sentenced to life in prison with possibility of probation.
* If she is found guilty of second-degree murder, a murder that is intentional but not premeditated, she could be sentenced to 16-3/4 years to life in prison with possibility of probation.
* If she is found guilty of Manslaughter (jury believes that Casey did not intend for death to occur, but acted in negligence), she could be sentenced up to 15 years in prison.
On Sunday, prosecutors argued that Anthony had killed her toddler daughter and hid her body in the car trunk before dumping it in a swamp -- all because Casey wanted to live her life without bother.
We all know being a parent is about so much more than playing with your children. Being a parent is about sacrifice. When you have a child that child becomes your life,” prosecutor Jeff Ashton said.
This case is about the clash between that responsibility and the life that Casey Anthony wanted to have. Casey decided on June 16th that something had to be sacrificed she took (her daughter's) life and put her in the trunk (of her Sunfire car) and forgot about her,” Ashton said.
Meanwhile, the defense attorney said there was insufficient evidence to convict Casey Anthony and that the key question in this case, ‘how did Caylee die?’, would never be answered. The prosecution reiterated its stance that Casey sacrificed her daughter in cold-blooded fashion so that she could enjoy her life to the fullest.
Baez made some impassioned rhetoric arguing that Casey Anthony was innocent and tried to swing emotional balance in favor of her.
I'd like to call this next phase, the state's fantasy of forensics ... Phantom stickers, phantom stains...no DNA, no fingerprints, nothing. But she's a liar and a slut, Baez said, rejecting the evidence presented by the prosecution.
Convict her on that...she made some stupid decisions, but let's make her pay with her life, he said sarcastically.