Behind the 'One Tree Hill'-Caylee Anthony Murder Connection

This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," December 26, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

JAMIE COLBY, FOX NEWS GUEST HOST: A big question tonight--what role did the TV show "One Tree Hill" play in the death of Caylee Anthony? Authorities are looking very closely at one episode in particularly, alleging Casey did some research on Google about a nanny kidnapping on the hit TV show. Could that be where Casey's alibi about nanny-snatching came from?




UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm not going to church.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Jamie, you know I love you. Don't you trust me?


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I am really getting worried right now.


COLBY: Let's bring in our panel. Tonight, Florida prosecutor Pam Bondi and criminal defense attorney Jeff Brown joining me in Florida. It's good to see you guys. And the former LAPD homicide detective Mark Fuhrman is joining us by phone.

Mark, you first. They take her computer, Casey Anthony, and they probably find a ton of stuff. But if they find this episode that this show, that she searched it, and there is a nanny alibi, a nanny plotline, is it relevant to an investigation?

MARK FUHRMAN, FORMER LAPD HOMICIDE DETECTIVE: Jamie, after everyone lay the investigative groundwork, I think it becomes relevant in the context of timelines and when. If that is researched as basically the same time as chloroform and other things that she is reaching out on the Internet, I think it becomes relevant.

And that it becomes irrelevant if it is all by itself, because it certainly could mean something, but you're not going to be able to prove it, whether by a detective or a prosecutor.

COLBY: Pam, is it admissible as a prosecutor?

PAM BONDI, PROSECUTOR: Yes, Jamie, and for the reasons that Mark just said. If it fits into that timeline--this is a completely circumstantial case, and the prosecutors are going to have to lay out a very detailed timeline. Every little thing she did has to piece together to prove this crime.

And I think it could have a great impact on a jury given all the other things that she researched on the Internet. If it fits into that timeline it could be very damaging to her, one more thing that is going to be very bad for Casey Anthony.

COLBY: Jeff, she told a lot of tales. They followed up on every lead for a potential nanny. With this in mind, if a jury sees an episode like this, knows it is on her computer, and knows that Zenaida(ph) Gonzales does not exist, how as a defense attorney do you talk your way out of that one?

JEFF BROWN, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I think first of all you have to admit that your client made some lies, she lied. We're not convicting, though, because she is a lawyer.

But we do not know in what context this show was shown with others. Maybe she downloaded every episode of "One Tree Hill." Maybe she is looking a lot of different shows on there and they're just singling in on this particular one.

So we need to put it all in context. And maybe when you look at everything that is on our computer, there is not just one thing. There are a lot of shows and you can't pick on this one in particular.

But there is no doubt in the beginning the defense lawyer will have to say that my client told some lies, and she is covering up for someone else that committed this crime because she did not want harm done to her daughter. But that is not a reason to convict her.

COLBY: Mark let me ask you, because when a prosecutor has a case like this, they often hope that they will find the remains of the deceased because there might be potential evidence, either to seal the fact that this suspect was involved, or that there might be somebody else.

I find it so hard to believe that they can already come to the conclusion, and this is what the coroner said, that there is no additional evidence to be derived from toxicology or otherwise that will answer any of those questions.

What are your thoughts on that?

FUHRMAN: Jamie, we have a lot of cases that are 20 or 30 years old that we said the same thing, and then lo and behold DNA came about. So there are probably things in the work that might be able to take things to the next degree as far as the science.

But let's look what they have. The suspect in this, which is Casey Anthony, most probably kept the police and the coroner and the medical examiner from being able to determine a cause of death simply because she failed to actually tell the truth in any regard, at any time.

So I think it is very difficult when you of skeletal remains and you're left with whatever hair and whatever tissue is left, and then bone marrow. And if any drug is not stored, if that particular drug or mineral or poison is not stored in the bone marrow or does not show the hair or the hair is not good enough quality, then you're kind of trapped.

But it is a homicide. There are not a lot of people that die of natural causes that after death put themselves in garbage bags.

COLBY: Mark, I have to ask Pam one question before we go on some startling news today on the Jon Benet Ramsey investigation. Pam, a new district attorney comes in and says we're going to take another look. Why?

BONDI: I think there is always going to be pressure on any D.A. until that case is solved. And this is clearly still a cold case. I think the best thing that has come out of it is that the Ramseys themselves were cleared, but that the family Ramsey family deserves justice.

And I think all that is really going to happen now Jamie is they're just going to wait until one day they hopefully get a hit somewhere around the country in a DNA bank. The DNA register is growing constantly, every day that DNA bank grows. And so maybe one day they will have a hit and this case can finally be closed.

COLBY: News today that they do plan on taking another look. Perhaps some answers will come from that.

Panel, thanks very much. It's good to see all of you.

BONDI: You too.

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