Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story

Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story

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by Jose Baez, Peter Golenbock
     
 

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New York Times bestseller 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

Overview

New York Times bestseller 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An incredible read. Presumed Guilty and Helter Skelter are the two best true crime books of all time."
—Geraldo Rivera, Fox News

"It's a fascinating story."
—Barbara Walters

"Jose Baez is the most sought-after criminal defense attorney in the country."
Los Angeles Times

"Baez’s courtroom strategy is stunning!"
—ABC News

"Jose Baez is really the new Johnnie Cochran…. If you're in trouble, you want the best go-to person in the criminal-justice system. Right now, that person is Jose Baez."
—Sunny Hostin, In Session

"The jury was faced with a very difficult task but probably made the right decision."
—John Grisham, bestselling author

"Baez is one of the best lawyers in America."
—Fox News Latino

Kirkus Reviews
A celebrated criminal lawyer's tell-all memoir about the tumultuous years he spent defending supposed Florida "baby killer" Casey Anthony. Anthony hired Baez in 2008 to defend her against allegations of child neglect of her daughter, Caylee. At the time, Baez, assisted in this memoir by Golenbock (Glory in the Fall: The Greatest Moments in World Series History, 2010, etc.), was just a "rookie lawyer" who had only been admitted to the Florida bar in 2005. What seemed like "just another case" quickly emerged as a possible murder trial. Complicating matters was the fact that investigators caught Anthony telling elaborate, and ultimately untrue, stories about her life that made references to a host of imaginary friends and acquaintances. Consequently, on the basis of unsubstantiated evidence Baez believes Orlando police leaked to the media, the legal system sought to convict the young mother "in the court of public opinion." Using her apparent untrustworthiness as its point of departure, the prosecution proceeded to build a case against Anthony based on appearances rather than truth. It claimed that Anthony had done nothing but party for a month before finally admitting that her daughter was missing; that the smell inside Casey's car came from human remains rather than the decaying pizza remnants actually found in the vehicle; and that hair discovered in the trunk came from Caylee's dead body. Sensing that the case was not as simple as the prosecution had made it seem, Baez slowly gained Anthony's trust and pursued hunches that she was not only innocent, but also the victim of sexual abuse. The author's determination to complete a case that at times drove him to despair and brought him to the edge of bankruptcy is admirable, but the meticulous detail occasionally verges on excruciating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939529213
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
316,614
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"An incredible read. Presumed Guilty and Helter Skelter are the two best true crime books of all time."
—Geraldo Rivera, Fox News

"It's a fascinating story."
—Barbara Walters

"Jose Baez is the most sought-after criminal defense attorney in the country."
Los Angeles Times

"Baez’s courtroom strategy is stunning!"
—ABC News

"Jose Baez is really the new Johnnie Cochran…. If you're in trouble, you want the best go-to person in the criminal-justice system. Right now, that person is Jose Baez."
—Sunny Hostin, In Session

"The jury was faced with a very difficult task but probably made the right decision."
—John Grisham, bestselling author

"Baez is one of the best lawyers in America."
—Fox News Latino

Meet the Author

Jose Baez is one of the most sought-after attorneys in the country. After successfully defending Casey Anthony in what became one of the nation’s most high-profile trials, he took on the international case of Gary Giordano, which caught international headlines. Baez fought hard to successfully obtain Giordano’s release from a prison in Aruba where he had been held for several months. Baez continues to practice criminal defense law, handling cases throughout the country, especially those involving complex forensic issues for which Baez has shown strong interest and expertise.

Baez is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, extremely active in various charitable endeavors in the Hispanic community, and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He currently has offices in Orlando and Miami, Florida.

Peter Golenbock, one of the nation's best-known sports authors, graduated Dartmouth College in 1967 and the NYU School of Law in 1970. He has written seven New York Times bestsellers, including The Bronx Zoo (with Sparky Lyle) and American Prince (with Tony Curtis).

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Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: the Inside Story 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 622 reviews.
Stefanie18 More than 1 year ago
His book makes absolutely NO sense. He blames the cops for not realizing she had severe mental issues yet he did NOTHING to help those 'severe mental issues' once he signed on as her attorney. And of course the big question remains. Why didn't he just accompany her to the police and allow her to tell her (B.S.) about the 'accidental drowning'/'George cover up' from day 1? Why drag this out for 3 years? Why accuse innocent people of being the 'real' killer (Kronk, Grund, etc) if Caylee 'accidentally drowned'. 4 years later, the lies continue on and on and on. This book should be filed under 'Fantasy', not 'true crime'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"We drove around, and I had no idea where we were, but Casey did," Baez wrote. "'You know about three blocks up on the left, do you know who lives there?' she asked. 'Zanny?' I blurted out. We cracked up laughing. 'Don't make me punch you,' she said. How sick and twisted can one be? It's a joke that a mother made up a fake nanny to explain the disappearance of her daughter?? How is this funny? It's sick and twisted. I didn't think it was possible, but they are both even more pathetic than I thought. I am disgusted by this book. I am disgusted that Jose Baez is, STILL to this day, spouting off his lies about George Anthony. No proof what so ever, besides the ever changing story of a habitual liar. In jail house letters, she wrote that "maybe George did something but she just can't remember", to full blown he has been doing this since she was 8. Really? Not to mention the fact that the story she gave to the doctors (the FOURTH story, I believe) regarding George and what happened on the day of June 16, 2008 is proven to be a lie via phone and computer records. Yet, Baez is still perpetuating the lies. The whole thing is disturbing, including this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book of Lies ... you should be able to vote NO STARS its not worth one star .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
America is sick of Jose Baez's and Casey's lies. All he is doing is attempting to profit off of sweet baby girl Caylee's murder. Disgusted and repulsed at the thought. Do not buy this book! Show JB that it is NOT right to reward murderer's and their slimy lying attorneys.
Daisy-Mae More than 1 year ago
This lawyer resorted to trickery and deceit during the trial, so why would people buy his book? He is a legend in his own mind, and it wouldn't surprise me if he hired people to give him 5 star reviews here. Please don't spend your hard earned money so he can make money only to dance on Caylees grave. It is despicable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't care for this book at all!!! It is impossible to read the "truth" about Casey from some lawyer who lied during opening statements. Not recommended at all if you are looking to read up on facts about the case and Casey Anthony. I wouldn't even give it one full star
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was SO OFFENDED while reading this book, that I literally could not finish it. I have left about 1/3 of it unread and cannot bear to pick it back up again. A flood of anger and sadness washed over me to the point where I had to walk away from it. To think that Baez and Casey did not do anything other than to spit on the memory of a dead child is appauling. Do not waste your time or you money with this trash. I woudn't even let my cat use it's pages in her litterbox.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it is the most disgusting vile garbage that has ever been written.. to lie and dance on a murdered baby's grave is beyond disgusting, i heard enough lies at trial to last a lifetime! We all know she did it!! I would rather throw my money down the drain then make him, her or her family one red cent on Caylee's death!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would never pay a penny to help this man be enriched by more lies being told.I am still wondering how he sleeps at night knowing he destroyed innocent peoples lives,and that an innocent baby being murdered is nothing more than a line of credit .
lana1 More than 1 year ago
I'm sad no one cared about the Baby
DITNFC More than 1 year ago
Jose just helped out the civil suit! He really is lower than a baboons behind! Why people are buying is beyond me... You can read most of it free online! But then again.. we experienced all the lies as they were being told. To make fun of her lies is about as sick and morbid as you can get! What's the secret to relaxation? A roaring fire and a good book? This book will get you a fire like the one burning in hell, NOW GO GET A GOOD BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yawnnnnnnnnnnn Boring .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After hearing nothing but LIES and fabrications (with zero evidence) from this joke of an attorney in that circus of a courtroom, who - with any common sense - would actually PAY for more of it?! Are these people really THAT stupid? Only the 12 that bought this idiot's crap are that stupid. The few sales this book may make are sure to be them, as are the people giving this steaming pile good reviews. This has Caylee's blood all over it. Do you really want that on your hands as well? NO BLOOD MONEY - JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE!
thequietman More than 1 year ago
Can't believe that anyone would pay for this nonsense
John130 More than 1 year ago
DO NOT believe the 5 star reviews. I have read that these are bogus reviews set up by certain people to try to get people to spend their hard earned money on this book of trash. Please do not buy. Think of poor little Caylee never receiving any justice and these wretched people trying to cash in on the death of this little girl. It's just not right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would never buy something from someone that lied through his teeth to get a murderer off. He knows everything he said in court is a lie. He makes me sick to my stomach. He should be thankful it wasn't his child that happened to. I don't know how he can live with himself. All i can say is what goes around comes around. Hope he is prepared. Thats ok he has to answer to a much higher person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is full of lies and no one wants to buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book of lies because that is all Bozo knows how to do. Blood money Bozo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on people we all know that in this book there are all lies...lies and more lies...Baez lied at the trial about George Anthony and he lies in this book...and maybe the moment he tells the truth he says that during the great escape ...that is when they are leaving the jail and he didn't know where they were at that they meaning Baez and Casey were joking that they were in front of Zanny the Nanny's house...how distasteful can u be!!! Oh and I surely hope Mr.Baez that u are reading this review since you are paying people to give you good reviews...we have found the proof and it has been sent to the media!!!! laugh that one all the way to the bank!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a total waste of money. All lies just as I expected. This is the man who got a murderer off and now wants to make money off a dead child. Remember this little baby was left in a swamp, in garbage bags with duct tape, left to be eaten by animals. Take the money you would spend on this and donate it. This guy should of never been aloud to write this. Makes a mockery of Zanny and tells us nothing we didn't already know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's really "low" that this man would even write this book, making a buck off of a dead little girl whose family ALL threw her under the bus, as did he and his "team". The book is poorly written and just an excuse to justify himself. Don't bother. Spend your money on another book or something else worthwhile. OR, given the money to a charity that helps ABUSED CHILDREN!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If the book told how the death of the child came about and who was responsible then it would be worth it, you will learn nothing about the killer so whats the point?
dontwantany More than 1 year ago
this is ridiclous! He was not really a very good lawyer, and even worse at writing books. He should apply at McDonalds.....
AJ63 More than 1 year ago
Please do not buy this trash!! This book is filled with Lies..
eReaderLT More than 1 year ago
I read it. As much as I could stand. Really, really bad. Poorly written, clobbered together quickly by the Golenbock writer. It's just a few cherry-picked stories from the media we've been saturated with for years, plus a few embellishments and outright fabrications. I threw it out, wouldn't give it to my worst enemy. BTW, some of these 5 star reviews have been posted to another booksite word for word by people whose profile comes up as JoseBaez and WendyGolenbock, wife of the co-author. What? You expected ethics from this bikini salesman and his ilk?