Legal Question: Was Casey Anthony not able to be charged for abuse of a corpse?

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    Jul 16, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    Her "defense" was that her daughter drowned, then her defense mechanisms took over and she panicked, which caused her to do some of the things she did. They couldn't connect her directly to the murder, but she basically admitted to handling the body after she drowned.

    Now, they may not necessarily have been able to place her as the person who put the body in the bag and in the field, but she admitted that she was aware of the death of her child, but she didn't take the appropriate actions with the body, to prevent it from ending up where it did.

    How does that work from a legal perspective, based on the original charges?

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    Jul 16, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    It's only a fifth degree felony.

    But sure, she fits the profile of people who's committed similar crimes. (Well, she didn't have sex with the corpse):
    http://blogs.star-telegram.com/crime_time/abuse_of_a_corpse/
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    Jul 16, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    I certainly don't want to live in North Texas, it looks grim.
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    Jul 16, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    I'd like to charge her with "Over-Exposure in The Media" icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 16, 2011 6:40 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'd like to charge her with "Over-Exposure in The Media" icon_eek.gif


    haha. You ain't kiddin'!! Wasn't there a news story that a Casey look-a-like was harrassed somewhere?