OJ prosecutor Marcia Clark claims Casey Anthony would have been convicted of murder if the jury knew she did an internet search for ‘fool proof suffocation’ before her toddler’s death.
Anthony was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2011.
But Clark, who famously watched O.J. Simpson walk free from his murder trial after she was the lead prosecutor on the case, believes that if Anthony was tried again today, she’d be found guilty.
OJ prosecutor Marcia Clark claims Casey Anthony would have been convicted of murder if the jury knew she did an internet search for ‘fool proof suffocation’ before her toddler’s death
During an appearance on the Dr Oz show, she revealed that Anthony had deleted an internet search for ‘fool proof suffocation’ from her computer after she was contacted by police
During an appearance on the Dr Oz show, she revealed that Anthony had deleted an internet search for ‘fool proof suffocation’ from her computer after she was contacted by police – something that wasn’t disclosed to the court at the time.
Clark added that, at the time, many people weren’t aware that simply deleting your history on your browser, didn’t mean the results weren’t still recoverable.
‘What was later discovered by the defense expert who looked at that particular browser, was that a search had been conducted for foolproof suffocation,’ she told Dr Oz on Thursday.
She added that the time stamp of the search, 2pm, showed that the search was carried out when Clark was home alone.
Clark added that, at the time, many people weren’t aware that simply deleting your history on your browser, didn’t mean the results weren’t still recoverable
She added that the time stamp of the search, 2pm, showed that the search was carried out when Clark was home alone
‘And so the person who conducted the search is the only one who would know to delete the search, which is what happened after Casey was contacted by the police and before they get…they got back to her at 9:30 the next day,’ she explained.
Dr Oz asked what Clark believes would have happened if the jury, and prosecution, had known about the search during the trial.
‘I think if the jury had known that…that the person that a person searched for foolproof suffocation and that the only person who could have done it was Casey Anthony and that was before the baby disappeared, they would be forced to conclude that she was looking for ways to kill her child because, in fact, the evidence showed that Caylee probably was suffocated,’ she said.
Clark was branded the most hated mom in America during her six-week trial in 2011.
Her daughter was reported missing in July 2008, and her skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area near the Anthony family’s home in Florida that December.
Anthony poses for a portrait next to a photo of her daughter, Caylee, in her West Palm Beach, Florida bedroom in this February 13 2017 photo
Casey Anthony stares at a photo of herself holding baby Caylee in her Florida apartment
‘Caylee (pictured) would be 12 right now. And would be a total badass,’ Casey Anthony said
Casey has staunchly maintained she has no idea how the toddler died, telling the Associated Press that she does not ‘give a s***’ what people think of her and that she ‘sleeps pretty good at night.’
She has since admitted lying to the police, but described herself as ‘one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted they lied’.
At the trial, lead defense attorney Jose Baez suggested that the little girl drowned and that Casey Anthony’s father, George, helped cover that up – and sexually abused his daughter. Her father has vehemently denied the accusations.
Meanwhile, Clark, who was the lead prosecutor on one of the most famous murder cases in US history, revealed she still feels ‘horrible’ that OJ walked free.
Clark admitted the verdict still pained her ‘terribly’, adding ‘it was horrible.’
Clark was part of the prosecution team that tried the San Francisco native for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, who were found stabbed to death in 1994 at her home in Los Angeles
‘It was very, it was a devastating thing. I mean, I really believed in justice. I believed in our system. I believed in the truth and presenting the truth. And, you know, the fight that went on in that courtroom everyday…that was, and it was a courtroom that was out of control…it became a circus very quickly.
‘It was very painful because I saw the truth getting trampled on a daily basis.’
‘So to go in and have to fight and fight and fight every single day was extremely painful, depressing, and frustrating thing. It was a tragedy really.’
She added that even when OJ was sent to prison, on another charge, she didn’t feel like she’d gotten ‘justice’ for her case.