Casey Anthony Lawyer Speaks Against Death Penalty
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Following a verdict of not guilty handed down by the jury in the Casey Anthony trial on Tuesday, Casey Anthony's team of lawyers spoke to the press.
In remarks by Jose Baez, he said that this case has brought on new challenges in the criminal justice system, as well as in the media. "I think we should all take this as an opportunity to learn and to realize that you cannot convict someone until they have their day in court," Baez said.
Baez continued, saying that America's Constitution is the "greatest in the world," and if the media and other members of the public don't respect it, it will become meaningless.
The attorney also acknowledged the prosecution, calling them incredible adversaries and some of the most wonderful lawyers he's ever seen.
As for his feelings about the defendant, Casey Anthony, Baez said he's extremely happy about the verdict. "I'm ecstatic for her, and I want her to be able to grieve and grow ... somehow get her life back together."