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Investigative Journalist Diane Dimond ‘Stunned’ By Casey Anthony Verdict, Explains What Possibly Swayed Jurors

Like most of the country following the high-profile case of Case Anthony, investigative journalist and correspondent for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Diane Dimond was utterly ‘shocked and appalled’ by the not-guilty verdict on the 2008 murder charges of 2-year-old Caylee.

Having covered the O.J. Simpson trial extensively in 1995, Diane offered up her expert explanation this morning with The K-EARTH 101 Morning Show on what convinced the jurors to come out of deliberation with a not-guilty charge in hand.

Even though Diane agrees that the jurors selected for the trial were good and unbiased, she was stunned by the outcome of the case that she thought for sure Casey would be charged for at least negligent child abuse for not reporting her daughter missing for 31 days.

[pullquote quote=”They couldn’t sew it up like that.” credit=”Diane Dimond on the Casey Anthony trial”]

So what could have played a factor in the jurors’ decision to acquit Casey of any murder charges of her daughter Caylee? Diane explains since a “murder is a solitary crime,” it was hard to fit Casey to the charges she was accused of since there were no witnesses.

“They couldn’t put the duct tape roll in Casey Anthony’s hand. There was chloroform in the trunk of her car — high levels of it — but they couldn’t put Casey Anthony at the Target store buying the supplies to make chloroform, or buying it online or anywhere else,” explains Diane. “They couldn’t sew it up like that.”

To hear Diane to explain more about the trial and what possibly played a part in the jurors’ decision to acquit Casey of murder charges, listen to the full interview with the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show below:

  • LibelFreeZone

    Nancy DisGrace was the focus of Reliable Sources (a media analysis program) on CNN this morning. Problem was, Diane Dimond was consulted on whether DisGrace is a biased hack. Dimond says, yes, DisGrace is biased because, unlike Dimond who claims she’s a “trained journalist,” DisGrace is a lawyer.

    Yes, folks, Dimond said three times that she, Dimond, is a “trained journalist.” Good thing I had not yet had my breakfast when I heard Dimond claim that, yes, she also has a syndicated column where she offers her opinion, but that she is a “trained journalist” first.

    As we know, Dimond never attended an accredited university where she might have received a degree in journalism, including at least one course in media ethics and media law. She’s a high school graduate who never worked for a sustained period of time for a news outlet with even a modicum of prestige or reputation for thorough, fair and balanced reporting.

    Dimond is a hack, too. Takes one to know one, I guess.

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