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July 4th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

Deliberations set to begin today at Casey Anthony trial

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations today at the Casey Anthony trial to determine if Casey killed her daughter Caylee.

Prosecutors in her capital murder trial told jurors in closing arguments Sunday that evidence in the case points to only one conclusion - guilty, while defense lawyer Jose Baez stressed that there are still questions left unanswered in the case.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor, joins American Morning today to talk about the closing arguments and the tension between prosecutor Jeff Ashton and defense attorney Jose Baez.


Filed under: Casey Anthony • Casey Anthony trial
July 4th, 2011
09:32 AM ET

In Depth: Man walks across the U.S. to find out what it means to be an American

Constantino Diaz-Duran is working on a project, sponsored by the Arizona State University Center for Social Cohesion, to literally walk across the United States (from New York to LA) to seek out the answer to the question: Being American – what does it mean for you?

Setting out on his journey today, Diaz-Duran will walk across the U.S. over the next eight months to gauge people's thoughts about being an American today.

He joins American Morning this morning to talk about his trip and what it means to him from his starting off point, the First Avenue Coffee Shop on New York City's Upper East Side.

To follow his journey, visit WalkLikeAnAmerican.Org


Filed under: In Depth
July 4th, 2011
04:28 AM ET

Question of the Day: Do you think the prosecution has proved its case against Casey Anthony?

(CNN) - Jurors are expected to begin deliberations Monday on whether Casey Anthony killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

As Anthony alternately cried, glared and shook her head, prosecutors in her capital murder trial told jurors in closing arguments Sunday that evidence in the case points to only one conclusion - guilty.

"When you have a child, that child becomes your life," prosecutor Jeff Ashton told the seven-woman, five-man jury. "This case is about the clash between that responsibility, and the expectations that go with it, and the life that Casey Anthony wanted to have."

Defense lawyer Jose Baez, however, told jurors, "I probably think you have more questions than you have answers." And the central one, he said, remains how Caylee died.

American Morning wants to know: Do you think the prosecution has proved its case against Casey Anthony?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.


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