The prosecution in Casey Anthony murder trial presented evidence linking her to daughter Caylee's murder, in its rebuttal of the closing arguments of the defense team.
Prosecution attorney Jeff Ashton tore through the defense argument that Caylee drowned accidentally in the family pool. He said this argument was absurd.
Any way you slice it...Casey Anthony is guilty of murder in the first degree in this case ... People don't make accidents look like murder. That's absurd and nothing has been presented to you to make that less absurd…you have heard nothing in the evidence of this case to make that proposition any less absurd, Ashton said.
On Sunday the prosecution pieced together all the evidence against her in the closing argument to prove that she killed her two-year-old daughter.
Casey Anthony decided on June 16 that something had to be sacrificed, that the conflict between the life that she wanted and the life that was thrust upon her was simply irreconcilable and something had to give, prosecutor Ashton said.
She took her child, she took her life and she put her in the trunk and forgot about her. After a couple of days, she couldn't forget anymore and she disposed of her body in a swamp ... She is guilty of murder in the first degree, and that murder was premeditated.
Casey Anthony is accused of murdering her daughter by applying chloroform first and sealing her mouth with duct tapes, looked away. Caylee's death took place in June 2008.
She denies the charges that she murdered her toddler daughter. She contends that Caylee drowned accidentally in the swimming pool. If she is found guilty of first degree murder, Casey Anthony could be sentenced to death by lethal injection.
The prosecution says Casey killed the little girl by suffocation and kept the dead body in the boot of her for several days. She then dumped the body in the woods near her parents' home.
On Monday the prosecution showed the jury images of Caylee's skull and skeletal remains to prove that Caylee's remains were tampered with by either George Anthony, Casey's father or Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found them.
These bones were not scattered by Roy Kronk. They were scatted by animals and acts of nature ... The scene was not staged. It appears as it does because of the forces of nature, the forces of water, the forces of animal and the forces of decomposition, and any suggestion to the contrary, I would submit to you, is conclusively refuted to you by the evidence in these photographs, Ashton said.