Casey Anthony searched chloroform once, not 84 times, computer expert says

A Michigan attorney representing software designer John Bradley released a statement Wednesday saying that his client disputes “erroneous media reports” that he insinuated any wrongdoing on the part of prosecutors.

Bradley had testified against Anthony on June 8. Once he realized the mistake he notified the prosecution and the police.

Bradley developed a program called CacheBack that first showed a number of 84 searches for the chemical that was once used as an anesthetic. However, a second program used by the Orange County Sheriff’s office, Net Analysis, revealed only one search for the substance.

Bradley alerted the prosecution during the trial but his attempt to correct his testimony was rejected. As they failed to notify the court about the error, the new findings were not presented to the jury.

“I gave the police everything they needed to present a new report,” Bradley says.”I did the work myself and copied out the entire database in a spreadsheet to make sure there was no issue of accessibility to the data.”

“If in fact this is true, and the prosecution concealed this new information, it is more than shame on them. It is outrageous,” says Cheney Mason, one of Anthony’s defense lawyers.

The prosecution lawyers have denied withholding evidence from the defense.

Casey Anthony, 25, was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. She was released from jail last Sunday.