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Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story

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"Presumed Guilty" exposes shocking, never-before revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century and the verdict that shocked the nation.
When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case th
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Published July 1st 2012 by Benbella Books
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Jaidee
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in the workings of a defense lawyer
Recommended to Jaidee by: a recent interest in the Anthony case
4.5 "unintentionally fascinating" stars !

Two days before we were leaving for our country home I had a night where I was having difficulty sleeping. I turned to our Canadian true crime network and there was a new documentary on the Casey Anthony fiasco that happened from 2008 until 2012 in Orlando. At the time, I followed the case, peripherally and like most of us simply accepted the spoon-feeding the media gave us around this tragic case that became a circus and witch hunt. This documentary was
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Amy
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I find incredibly frustrating about this book is on other review sites, people are reviewing the case or taking the opportunity to voice their opinions on the verdict, rather than giving a review based on the merits of the book.

For what this book was, a look at the defense's side of the Casey Anthony trial, it was as enjoyable read as Ashton's earlier released book from the prosecutions point-of-view.

Jose Baez details some of the experiences he had taking on this case - media leaks of disc
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Jerry Tepas
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Law students/Anyone not satisfied with the Verdict
Recommended to Jerry by: Found on Library Shelf
First of all, let me say that I was one of the hundreds of thousands of people who knew...just knew that Casey was GUILTY. Mayby not of killing her on purpose, but killing her on accident and then hiding it.

I read this book to see if Jose would release any sordid secrets we didn't know about...
Well...he did just that. But it wasnt Casey's secrets he revealed.

We all wondered WHY, HOW could the jury vote not guilty, are they idiots?

Didnt they hear what the news was saying?

There are a million t
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Patty Abrams
Aug 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
I already read the book written by the prosecutor and clearly Casey Anthony was guilty. Now I have read the book by Mr. Baez about the defense and have changed my mind. I think he laid his case out clearly and convincingly. If only the media had covered this side of the story, many people would not be so hard on Casey. I came away from this book believing that something happened to Caylee when Casey's father was in charge of the child and he held some sway over Casey to keep her quiet about it. ...more
Dysmonia Kuiper
I also read the prosecutor's (one of them, anyway: Jeff Ashton) book on the case, Imperfect Justice, because I have no life; and I read it first, because it came out first. And by the way, I get all my books from the library (with the exception of hand-me-downs and/or gifts from friends), so neither prosecutor Jeff Ashton nor defense attorney Jose Baez made any money off my poor reading habits. Anyway, my thought on Ashton's book, according to what I wrote at the time, was "surprisingly good." I ...more
Cindy
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Cindy by: Friend
Very interesting read. Having come from 15 years experience as a criminal law paralegal, for the prosecution, I had to get past some of the defense attorney's natural prejudice against the prosecution and use my bs filter to actually just look at the facts. I have to say, my opinion of the case was drastically changed! It's maddening to see how much we are manipulated by the media and it shows how little responsibility the media has for reporting the truth fairly and accurately. Again, because o ...more
Jenn
Aug 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the writing could have flowed a little better and there were several grammar mistakes. However, I found it informative and truthful. I would like to say it was shocking to learn how the investigation was conducted but I am not. I think it is a must read if you question how the jurors came to their conclusion and to open your mind about the American Justice system.
Mary
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jose Baez dropped a bombshell in his opening statement when he revealed the defense's theory that Caylee Anthony "drowned in her family's swimming pool."

At that point, those of us following the trial were either disgusted or intrigued, but we were unified in our eagerness to hear more. Baez's book provides more in the form of narratives detailing his conversations with Casey, her family, the prosecution team, and even forensic experts. In addition, Baez brings back all the "characters" surround
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Kim
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't want to read this book, I fought it forever. I was one of those ones that was bound and determined that casey was guilty, she outta be fried with the key thrown away. but I read ashtons book, and I figured i'd give this one a shot, curiosity if nothing else.

Baez himself annoys me. he annoyed me during the trial, and he continued to annoy me almost from the first word in the book. he's very self pompous. he blamed everyone and anything that wasn't himself, on anything that went wrong du
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Laura
Jul 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
My opinion of the Casey Anthony trial did not change after reading Jose Baez's "Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony the inside Story". I still believe Casey Anthony was involved in her daughter's death however, I also believe the correct verdict of NOT GUILTY was found by the jury based on the evidence presented.

Jose Baez gave further insight into hot topics that were discussed in Jeff Ashton's book “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony”; it was interesting to read the two books back-to-back
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