Casey Anthony May Have Accidentally Killed Daughter, Judge in Case Says

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The judge in one of the highest profile trials in recent history has made a shocking admission.

Judge Belvin Perry presided over the Casey Anthony murder trial six years ago. Anthony was found not guilty in the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee.

But Perry, who is now retired, told Orlando TV station WFTV that he thinks she did kill her daughter.

"Based upon the evidence, the most logical thing that happened was that she tried to knock her daughter out by the use of chloroform and gave her too much chloroform which caused her daughter to die," Perry said. "Chloroform was used as anesthesia back in the day before there was real anesthesia to render someone unconscious."

"I don't think she ever anticipated the result," he said. "The only person that actually knows what happened is Casey Anthony."

Perry said that computer searches for chloroform and the volume of the chemical found in Casey's trunk convinced him, but he admitted his thoughts are only a theory.


  • Kell

    Doesn’t the judge have the power to overturn the jury’s decision? If so and he felt this was shame on him.

    • wannabeinformed

      A judge can not overrule a judgment because of what he ” feels”…
      I am certain even the jury ” felt” that way, but sadly there just wasn’t enough evidence to proof that she’s guilty :(

      • Vafreyja

        There is literally 0 reason to downvote Wannabeinformed for this comment. In fact, we should all be glad for this outcome. A jury’s job isn’t to decide the fate of a person based on feeling. It’s supposed to be based of EVIDENCE. The evidence in this trial was lacking and they did the right thing. It is better to let a few monsters slip through the cracks than to have a system so rigid and biased that it scoops up the innocent in pursuit of the monster. Not everyone who finds themselves before a jury is guilty, either. It can happen to you.

        JUSTICE was served in this case, not vengeance. Evidence was prosecuted, emotions were not used to persecute. Everything about this should make you feel proud of our justice system. Nothing is perfect, but this is a good indicator that our system is in good health.

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