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June 20th, 2011
08:52 AM ET

Could the Casey Anthony trial rest on the use of duct tape?

The Casey Anthony murder trial is now entering its fifth week. Today, a defense witness is expected to get another chance to testify after being thrown off the stand Saturday. Plus, Anthony's attorney was threatened with contempt of court after the witness gave undisclosed forensic testimony.

Meantime, another defense expert is blasting claims that duct tape could have been used to kill Caylee. He says the tape found on Caylee's skull was placed there long after her death.

This morning, In Session's Sunny Hostin joined Kiran Chetry and Carol Costello to break down the latest developments in the case.

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  1. sebastian7357

    hey, let our legal system work, ms anthony is innocent until proven guilty, the prosecution has made mistakes and has not proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt...the defense is bringing up some good arguments, yes, they (the defense) didn't disclose information about testimony to the prosecution but...but the prosecution made a terribe mistake in super imposing a picture of baby caylee onto a forensic picture of decease remains specifically the skull...the defense did ask for a mistrial but it was denied for now...this will be something to look out for if there is a conviction...also the media is right this is a bombshell that the prosecution don't want....the prosecution built their case on duct tape......not to say ms anthony is not guilty but they have to prove it.....this duct tape is beginning to unravel in favor of the defense.........let me tell u something when Dr. Michael Baden says something u better believe it......he says there is no ***** way that the events unfolded the way the prosecution said it happened...that's why they used a cgi image in court to try to gain sympathy that it (the jury) will convict ms anthony on circumstantial evidence..

    June 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  2. Deborah

    The duct tape might seem circumstantial but the duct tape just might get her convicted. Why would you duct tape the head of your child if they drowned in the pool? Why wouldn't you call 9-1-1? If you had been molested as a child, wouldn't you go out of your way to protect your child from the aggressor rather than stay in the home with them? If you can't pull fingerprints from the degraded duct tape to reveal who the killer really was or who placed the duct tape there, then wouldn't it stand reasonable to believe that it wouldn't preserve rotting flesh either? The defense seems like a lot of smoke and mirrors to me.

    June 21, 2011 at 10:11 am |
  3. Julie

    That forensic person, being paid $5,000 for his "paid for testimony" this guy is delusional. Tape was degraded by so much time, weather and contact with human toxic body.
    Duct tape is some of the worse type of tape on the planet in log term use. Fast fix might work, but the newer stuff coming from foreign areas is totally different than what we used to have. If I wrap a package, and wait too long, the tape actually undoes itself. The glue on this tape is no longer useful as it used to be. If you use it and it gets wet,= totally useless. The old tape was very different.
    How would you wrap this old tape on a skull that was shredded to begin with? This guy gets my DING BAT AWARD.

    June 21, 2011 at 8:06 am |
    • Deborah

      I totally agree. Well said.

      June 21, 2011 at 10:04 am |