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One year ago -- you child killer Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing her own daughter in what many called the trial of the century.
The case was filled with sex lies and videotape and was watched by record numbers of cable television viewers.
Anthony's attorney now says he doubted her mental health right from the start.
Had any handle the media frenzy in the public outcry at the not guilty verdict joining me now Casey Anthony's defense lawyer and the author of presumed guilty.
Casey Anthony the inside story -- is Jose Baez mr.
-- is thanks for coming by.
Pretty throughout the title of your book is -- -- -- perfect because.
As it was presumed in the presumed guilty -- the nation was watching this trial from the outside looking in several she's guilty.
Absolutely and if you know of the first.
Second that we thought of the title -- just stuck and we wanted to make sure that we kept it.
Throughout the case and throughout reading the book I'm writing the book rather.
And it was it is very fitting.
-- her -- would give yet Knight Rider in the book about the fact this -- one of the best crime books ever written -- -- -- you've got you've got what 3040 chapters -- hear it but there's there there to the point they're in Christina fascinating about.
The whole process.
Of being involved with the investigation be involved with the client be involved with police the media frenzy.
This is a trial that nobody ever -- it's no nobody saw this coming I presume including you you thought -- just another.
Criminal case absolutely when I first went and and saw her when they do with the book is I tried -- -- the reader along with me.
From the very first day when I got the phone home I go see here at the jail our conversations.
What happened when I went back.
And how the case started to unfold and some of the things that we.
-- and how some of the evidence came in and and in a lot of the background.
Stories that never came out in the trial on never made it in the news.
Is what I really try to focus on that was relevant to this story.
All right but -- you write in here about the fact that you thought that maybe she did have some sort of mental issues.
Right from -- get.
Oh yes I I in our -- and it took me awhile to get to know this but I -- I will say.
It it's no great surprise throughout this trial -- in my opening statements I'm I mentioned something was just not right.
About her as well as during cross examinations we called witnesses about that.
And even in my closing arguments.
I know that that's what a lot of people are making.
Out about the book -- and to be honest -- -- that's something that we -- from the very beginning and we continue to argue.
That the lives.
Were a result of something else other then consciousness of guilt.
And while a lot of people have a hard time with that the reason I say that my strongest argument for that is.
The -- began years before.
She had an imaginary.
Group of friends that didn't exist.
And they have nothing to do with the guilt or innocence.
Of the death of her daughter as images like something was wrong with the.
But if you're gonna represent -- don't to what don't you have don't we have -- come to Jesus conversation.
About what really happened you know some people or.
Our -- very very easy to open up with and they'll tell you everything -- off of that some clients -- that way.
Other clients take awhile before you earn their trust.
And some people are much more difficult to get into it to get to know everybody thinks you show up and you can you tell the client.
OK everything we say its confidence you can tell me everything in the mid the floodgates open -- it it doesn't work that way in real life.
People don't know you from out of they don't know whether you're absent you know just and other person that's out to hurt them.
Or or -- they don't know anything about -- whether they can trust you and sometimes you have to earn that trust and it in -- situation to be a very long time to be able to get inside with horror and anger turn it open now.
How has life changed for you you're you're no longer.
A lawyer in the yellow pages there your your big deal well.
You know I'm much more recognizable.
I've I've had the wonderful opportunity -- some incredible people.
And what I'm happy -- the most that I'm happy about is the fact that I am really starting to take on very interest in cases cases that.
Are they breaking your door down and you get more calls than you did before -- definitely help effect if you did but but but tell me about you because.
It SI was watching the trial there -- a lot of -- lawyers legal hundreds.
There were not very nice about you they said this guide is in a week do this guy he's he's a lightweight he has -- so.
Criticized -- I mean really criticized you -- I read them the sovereign debt -- words he's a genius he's a legal scholar he's.
RBS the exit they did come they don't want any on you visual one from the dark house -- the penthouse yes yes and positive that you did you did.
You know about the criticism while the -- don't know.
I knew about the criticism before the trial and then during the trial I tried my best to stay away from.
Watching the news Barry Scheck who tried the OJ Simpson trial -- Gave me some very good -- -- and whatever you do don't watch the news.
And it and I and I -- to that advice.
So there were -- couple times were cheated.
But generally speaking.
I I stayed away from it and I realized I knew what I was doing I knew my case better than they did.
So I knew I -- what we were doing and what we're what our strategy was and we stuck to it and we -- care what the naysayers were saying.
And you know it if other lawyers who -- out there on television don't know or can't recognize.
Legal strategy will -- that that says more about their work than it does mine.
-- you got the last word.
Because the left or on this -- Jose Baez presumed -- is great it's a great.
That's -- assistant to great crime book thank real -- but wall written thanks for being here thank you -- --
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