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Expert Witnesses for Casey Anthony: The Positive Spin

July 18, 2011

As I previously posted on this blog, certain expert witnesses for the Casey Anthony defense team received some negative publicity for statements made on the stand.  Now in contrast, at least one author at Law Technology News, believes trial consultants proved crucial to the defense’s successful outcome.

Julie Kay posits that lead trial consultant Amy Singer’s constant monitoring of social media outlets was a key factor in the defense’s strategy for winning the jury’s favor.  Ms. Kay notes that

[Singer] and her team combed through blogs to isolate the “important negative comments” they felt needed to be addressed.

While ultimately a jury’s decision is based on evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, is it possible that the jury consultant’s use of social media impacted the outcome?  What do you think?

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