The State Of Florida, through Assistant State Attorneys Jeff Ashton and Linda Drane-Burdick delivered their final rebuttal on Monday, July 4, 2011. They both did a fantastic job of summing it all up and stating their case. While they met with much objection, which we expected, they delivered. Jeff covered the science and the State’s theory and Wow! Just as soon as that wowed you, then comes Linda Drane-Burdick, covering Casey, her behavior, the argument of her being such a great mother, and how well taken care of Caylee was and how Casey not only wasn’t an “amazing mother” to Caylee, but how she has treated her parents in this, but then she went for motive and she hit a home run. Casey was none too happy………
It was pointed out that no one makes an accident look like murder. It was pointed out that the prosecution delivered every piece of evidence promised in opening statements. It was pointed out that Caylee was beginning to talk, and could begin to tell on her mother. It was pointed out the Casey decided that she had to either sacrifice her new life or her child and she chose her child. It was pointed out that Caylee was well cared for and healthy, well fed, clean and happy, not because of Casey, but because Caylee’s grandparents were taking such good care of her. Casey never provided for her. It was pointed out that Casey was punishing her parents because after she has put them through so much and hurt them by taking Caylee from them, she then tried to shift the blame, basically twisting the knife she placed in their hearts. It was pointed out that Casey was the only one that stood to gain by Caylee’s death. Caylee was in the way of the life she dreamed of, Casey’s beautiful life……….
Everything was addressed from Casey’s so-called beautiful life to Roy Kronk. Jeff Ashton acknowledged that Kronk found Caylee’s remains back in August of 2008, so he did know where they were, but the skull was found with the mandible on it, in place, anatomically correct, therefore no one moved the skull, not even Kronk. Kronk may have bragged a bit to his son that he was going to be famous, that he was going to find Caylee because he knew where she was, but he was trying to impress a son, he hadn’t seen since he was 8 years old. Roy never moved the skull or any part of the remains. He knew where Caylee’s remains were at because he found them in August and he called police 3 times, so in December he checked there again and they were still there, so he called police again.
The case was delivered today and if anyone had any doubts, you shouldn’t after today. For those who missed the days proceedings:
I will never understand why Casey couldn’t see that this was the beautiful life:
JUSTICE FOR ♥CAYLEE♥
The jury will be back in the courtroom before the Judge at 8:30am Eastern on Tuesday morning. They will be sent back into deliberations. Let us hope they have a verdict soon.