Casey Anthony Trial

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Case Study 3: Casey Anthony Trial In June of 2008, Cynthia Anthony reported her two year old granddaughter, Caylee Anthony missing to the authorities of Orange County in Orlando, Florida. During questioning, Casey Anthony, the mother of Caylee Anthony informed the authorities that her child hand been abducted by her nanny and that she had been searching for her unsuccessfully for a month (Alvarez, 2011). Throughout the initial investigation, detectives found a number of inconsistencies with Casey Anthony’s story which lead them to suspect she had a role in Caylee’s disappearance; this ultimately lead to charges being brought against her (Alvarez, 2011). This report will give a brief description of the background, …show more content…
The truck operator who towed the vehicle expressed to the authorities that there was a smell of decomposition in the car. Also found in the trunk of the vehicle was a plastic bag, hair and presumably blood. On July 16, 2008, Casey Anthony was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child and four counts of lying to detectives (Alvarez, 2011).
Digital Forensic Evidence The focal point of the digital forensic evidence in the Casey Anthony case involved the recuperation and examination the Internet browser history of Anthony’s computer. The browser history records contained in this database turned out to be extremely important to the prosecution. During a keyword search initiated on Anthony’s personal computer, a hit was found for the word “chloroform”. At various points during the trail, the prosecution referred to a visit to a page (“http://www.sci-spot.com/Chemistry/chloroform.htm”) which was allegedly accessed 84 times per the forensic software CacheBack (Lohr, 2011). The smell of chloroform was said to be present in Casey Anthony’s car, this is why the prosecution focused on it. Unfortunantly, according to John Bradley, the designer of CacheBack, the software was flawed and after a redesign and update, he found the website in question was visited only once (Alvarez, 2011). This same website count (1) was found in an initial

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