Thursday, July 19, 2012
This panel discussion will involve NAFEA student members asking questions to forensic expert witnesses involved with entomological evidence from the Casey Anthony case that took place in Florida, USA, during 2011.
Caylee Marie Anthony (August 9, 2005 – ca. June 2008) was an American two-year-old girl who was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, and whose remains were found in a wooded area near her home in December 2008. Entomological evidence was extensively involved in the case.
Her then 22-year-old mother, Casey Marie Anthony, was tried for the first-degree murder of Caylee, but was acquitted. She was, however, in 2011 convicted of misdemeanor counts of providing false information to police officers.
This question and answer discussion will be based on manuscript depositions from the prosecution and defense that will be provided electronically to NAFEA members ahead of time so they can formulate their own questions. Dr. Neal Haskell was the expert forensic entomology witness for the prosecution in this case and will be representing this side and the defense expert witness will be determined