Presumed Guilty exposes shocking, never-before-revealed, exclusive information from the trial of the century and the verdict that shocked the nation.
When Caylee Anthony was reported missing in Orlando, Florida, in July 2008, the public spent the next three years following the investigation and the eventual trial of her mother, Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, the case that captured headlines worldwide exploded when, against all odds, defense attorney Jose Baez delivered one of the biggest legal upsets in American history: a not-guilty verdict.
In this tell-all, Baez shares secrets the defense knew but has not disclosed to anyone until now, and frankly reveals his experiences throughout the entire case - discovering the evidence, meeting Casey Anthony for the first time, being with George and Cindy Anthony day after day, leading defense strategy meetings, and spending weeks in the judge’s chambers.
Presumed Guilty shows how Baez, a struggling, high school dropout, became one of the nation’s most high-profile defense attorneys through his tireless efforts to seek justice for one of the country’s most vilified murder suspects.
©2012 Jose Baez (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
This author wants things both ways. One example, Casey pretended to go to work for two years taking Caylee to a pretend nanny keeping Caylee safe from possible molestation by Caylee's grandfather. Yet on the day Caylee was murdered Casey was on the computer leaving Caylee to be looked after by her (possible molesting) grandfather?!? Huh? So many incidents like this in the novel, frustrating to listen to these and the constant conspiracy theories. More to this story but this novel is much too biased. Would not recommend this one.
I was intrigued at how she "got away with it" before listening to this book. Now I'm left wondering what the heck really did happen?!? I enjoyed this book. A little self gratifying by Baez, but not so much that its unforgivable.
I honestly write these reviews in a spirit of sharing and helpfulness. I have no idea why I always end up sounding so snotty...
I loved the book, but I also loved the verdict. If your mind is made up against Casey, I can't imagine you'd enjoy this book very much. If you're open to the defense, I think you'll find the book thought provoking and enjoyable. Even, dare I say, persuasive.
a 9 out of 10
Cindy Anthony panic over the missing grandchild.
Pleasant to listen to
The finding of the body.
Jose Baez seems to have a "pity me" focus in the book. He could have left some of the persecution of his character parts out without effecting the story. People are more interested in information that would assure us that the jury made a good decision.
suspense entertainment eye-opener
Inside The Mind of Casey Anthony - similar arguments
The subtitle is perfect as is
I followed this this story and trial so the book was only a natural step for me. I was pleasantly surprised at the new information presented. I found things about Jose Baez I did not know. I think everyone deserves a chance to be heard and defended, even zealously defended if their attorney is so inclined. After reading this book, you will understand the need for such a defense maybe a little better. If your mind is totally closed on this case, maybe you will at least have respect for an attorney who believed in the responsibility of his job and the commitment to his client.
The book is an easy listen.
The only complaint is the narrator's voice is a little odd sounding since most of us have Jose Baez's voice in our head from the trial. I think there could have been a better choice made.
I would recommend this book. I like hearing the story from the other side.
Will we ever know the truth? Book arrises new questions for me.
because this is a true story and describes very well what Beaz' motivations and thoughts were behind his defending. This side of the story needed to be told and deserved to be told. It was a shame to see how the media had decided to declare CA guilty before the trial and went out of its way to prove this. Media coverage during this trial was very manipulative and unilateral therefore I greatly welcomed to hear another side of the story but there is still a part of me wondering whether it was ethically correct for a lawyer to write this book.
Cheney Mason too bad he was not mentioned more often.
The Casey Anthony story has taught me a lot,we never will know for sure what really happened. It might be possible that she is innocent. It was a shame to see how many people, influenced by the media, were and are willing to display so much hatred and call themselves Christian in the same sentence.
This shows to me how we all are being influenced by the mass media, maybe we should give some thought to that..... How far are we willing to go as a result of this?........
I had already listened to the prosecution side of the story and decided I wanted to hear the defense to what seemed like such an open and shut case.
Other true crime books because your going to hear a lot of testimony, theories, and legal jargan.
He seems to have a familiarity with not only the book but also the case. I honestly felt like it was Baez telling me his side.
"Beyond Reasonable Doubt"
I thought there was no way in the world anyone would convince me this girl was innocent of plain murder! However had I been on the jury for this case I would have had to say unequivocally NOT GUILTY! There are just too many unanswered questions and suspicious behaviors! If you love true crime or this case interest you I encourage you to listen to both of the stories (the prosecution side and the defense).
One of the best I've heard so far. Jim an awesome reader and does a wonderful job.
The courtroom scenes.
His acting is fantastic.
Listening to all of the slings and arrows thrown at Baez.
Great book to anyone who is interested in this case and it is truly the ONLY INSIDE STORY!
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