Almost one-and-a-half years after the verdict, pseudo-investigators are still researching the evidence in the case of the State of Florida vs. Casey Anthony. Longtime TV investigator Tony Piptone has been on this case since the beginning and gained notoriety for his researching skills. This past week he released a report outlining “overlooked” evidence in the case which “may have affected the outcome.” However, the evidence was not exactly new as Jose Baez, Casey’s former defense attorney, revealed it in his book.
What was the nature of the evidence?
The computer forensics played a minor or major role in the trial depending on who you talk to. John Bradley, programmer of CacheBack, testified that a website was visited “84” times. The prosecution jumped on this numerous times, but evidence was presented during the defense’s portion of the trial to dispute this claim. Now, Bradley has stated that the website in question was only visited once.
This is the website which was supposedly “visited” 84 times on March 21, 2008: http://sci-spot.com/Chemistry/chloroform.htm. As you can see, there is not much on that page. Frankly speaking, 84 visits to that page means nothing.
But, of course, there were not 84 visits to any chloroform making page. It was to MySpace as the picture above illustrates.
Some have said this does not matter and that one search for chloroform is enough. But look at the timings. From start to finish, the edification took only 3 minutes and, most likely, half of that time was spent looking through the search results. Given the introduction of the MySpace picture (view pic) and the complete lack of physical chloroform evidence, one search seems irrelevant (read “Chloroform Theory”). How many people have searched “chloroform” or visited chloroform related sites since the trial began?