Retired Orange County Judge Belvin Perry told WFTV he believes that Casey Anthony “may” have accidentally killed her two-year-old daughter with chloroform, but he doesn’t find fault with the verdict, believes there was enough evidence to file a murder charge against Anthony.
“The question was asked, ‘Was there sufficient evidence to submit the case to the jury on the theory of murder in the first degree?’” Perry said. “The answer to that question is yes.”
In 2011, a jury acquitted Anthony of murdering her two-year-old child Caylee Anthony in June 2008. Instead, the jury convicted her of four misdemeanor counts of lying to police.
Anthony was accused of killing Caylee in June 2008. Caylee’s body was found months later in woods near the Anthony home, but authorities were unable to determine a cause of death. The prosecution team said Anthony dumped Caylee’s body there and tried to resume her normal life. During the trial, evidence was presented that showed Anthony researched using chloroform, which was once used as an inhaled anesthetic during surgery.