June 16, 2008 was the last day that Caylee Anthony was seen alive. On that same day someone using the Anthony family computer performed a Google Search for the term “foolproof suffocation” as well as other phrases that could have been used to create poison and murder someone. Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder on July 5, 2011 in a trial that captivated the nation.
The WKMG is absolutely startling. They are reporting that George Anthony (Casey’s father) was already at work at the time the search occurred, making it likely that Casey Anthony herself typed it in. Not only that, but prosecutors had never even seen the information until WKMG presented it to them this past week. They were relying on incompetent information provided by The Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Search terms found on the Anthony family computer (Source):
- Foolproof suffocation
- How to make chloroform
- Making weapons out of household products
- Neck breaking
Google search history continues to emerge as key evidence used in murder cases as Techcrunch reported. In 2005 a man was convicted after googling “neck snap break” and researching how deep the lake was that his wife’s body was found. Again in 2006 another man was sentenced to life in prison after murdering his wife. Search history showed trauma, gunshot and right chest. What’s incredible is that in the Casey Anthony situation, the prosecution had all of this evidence but did not present the timeline of events at the trial. Maybe if they had, the result would have been different.
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