“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.”
Perry, who presided over Anthony's trial, is a legal analyst for WFTV.
In the end, though, he wasn’t convinced that Caylee’s death was a purposeful act.
“To me, that was the most logical thing, looking at the totality of the entire situation,” Perry, said. “There was never any evidence of abuse of the daughter that was documented, that was presented anywhere.”
The overlooked evidence in the case, Perry argued, was computer searches for “chloroform” and the assertion of experts that the substance was found in Anthony’s car trunk.
“Considering the high levels of chloroform that was found in the trunk of the car, that was my logical deduction for what happened,” he said. “That’s just a theory. The only person that actually knows what happened is Casey Anthony.”