Prof. Garfield comments on prosecution’s case in Casey Anthony murder trial

As prosecutors rested their case in the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony, the Associated Press turned to Prof. Leslie Garfield for her thoughts on their strategy.

“I think (the prosecutors) did as best they could with the evidence that they have,” said Garfield. “The problem is that all 12 jurors have to find a verdict unanimously beyond all reasonable doubt. So you wind up having a pretty heavy burden.”

However, the story states that Anthony may have to testify in her own defense if her attorneys have no witnesses to back up their claims that Anthony’s two-year-old daughter accidentally drowned, and that Anthony’s father made it look like a murder and dumped the body.

“That’s really risky,” Garfield said.

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