Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez says the trunk of Casey's car smelled like a dead body when he first looked inside of it. He shares the gruesome specifics in his new tell-all book.
According to RadarOnline, Baez recalls the very first time he looked into Anthony's car.
"I could smell something rotten," he wrote. "I had been to a morgue before and my first impression was that this smelled like a dead body. I smelled something else, a chemical-like substance. If you took a good strong whiff, it almost hurt your nostrils. 'Oh my God,' I thought. 'I'm going to have to talk to Casey about taking a plea.'"
Baez wasn't the only person to say Anthony's car smelled suspicious. When her dad George Anthony picked her car up from the impound lot, he said it smelled horrible.
"It smelled like something that you would never forget," he said. He also admits to praying he wouldn't find little Caylee Anthony's body inside.
Even Casey Anthony's mom Cindy Anthony told a 9-11 operator when frantically calling to report Caylee missing that "it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car."
So how and why was Casey acquitted of little Caylee's death? It seems Jose Baez did his job as a defense attorney well. He found a forensic expert to pretty much plant doubt in the minds of the jurors.
"Does this car smell like a human body?" Jose Baez asked forensic expert Henry Lee.
"You never know whether it's decomposing garbage or a decomposing body," was Lee's reply.
Do you find the work of defense attorneys to be despicable? How can they defend a woman who more than likely killed her own sweet little girl?
While it's unknown how Jose Baez finds the peace of mind to sleep at night, it's perfectly clear that Casey Anthony is sleeping well. Even though she lives in seclusion, she walked away from paying the price of killing her daughter.
And she has Jose Baez to thank for her freedom.
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