CASEY ANTHONY DEFENSE TEAM: ALLEGES ‘MEDIA ASSASSINATION,’ CONDEMNS DEATH PENALTY

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Casey Anthony’s defense team spoke to reporters directly following her judicial victory. Aside from taking the media to task, lead attorney Jose Baez used the platform to rail against the death penalty. Then, in a curious move, he delivered the latter part of his speech in Spanish.

When it comes to the media, Baez has a message: Learn to respect the constitution. During the press conference, he said:

“We have the greatest constitution in the world and if the media and other members of the public don’t respect it, it will become meaningless. And today and yesterday on the Fourth of July, there was a breath of life.”

Defense Attorney Cheney Mason also chimed in, saying: ”I hope that this is a lesson to those who have indulged in media assassination for three years.”

Rather than sticking to the case, itself, Baez used his victory speech to speak out against the death penalty as well. He enthusiastically explained that he’s thrilled to be able to go home and tell his daughter that he “saved a life” today. He goes on to say:

“I think this case is a perfect example for why the death penalty does not work…Murder is not right no matter who does it.”

Early on in the speech he said that his “driving force” for the past few years has been to ensure justice for both Caylee and Casey:

“Caylee has passed on far, far too soon, and what my driving force has been for the past three years is to make sure there has been justice for Caylee and Casey. Casey did not murder Caylee, it’s that simple. And today our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction.”

Watch the entire presser, below:

 

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