Attorney: New evidence vindicates George Anthony

Published On: Nov 26 2012 04:10:02 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 27 2012 06:33:10 PM EST

For weeks, Casey Anthony sat at her murder trial with her defense team anxiously waiting for prosecutors to drop a bombshell: computer evidence, the state would argue, showing Anthony researched how to kill with poison and suffocation on the same afternoon her daughter, Caylee, was killed by poison and suffocation. But the bombshell never exploded.


The attorney representing the parents of Casey Anthony says new information uncovered by Local 6 investigative reporter Tony Pipitone shows that George Anthony was not involved in the death of his granddaughter.


Pipitone's story, which shows that Orange County sheriff's investigators and prosecutors botched computer evidence in Anthony's murder case, first aired last week, prompting attorney Mark Lippman, who represents George and Cindy Anthony, to issue a statement on Monday.

"Recently a book was written (by Casey Anthony's lead attorney Jose Baez) that made libelous statements and raised baseless speculation about who performed computer searches relating to the term "fool-proof suffocation."  

"This weekend, it was discovered that this particular search term was never brought to the attention of the State Attorney’s Office.  Further, this search was never brought out in the trial and was never discussed or disclosed to the Anthonys. 

"However, while it is clearly more than an oversight, the trial is over and the Anthonys are continuing to move forward with their lives.  The only finality that this newest information brings is that once again the evidence clearly vindicates George Anthony from any argument made by any party relating to his involvement with whatever happened to his granddaughter, Caylee Anthony."

Lippman's statement also said that the Anthonys "continue to mourn the loss of their granddaughter and ask that their continued privacy be respected."

Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee.

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