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- v. Present participle of overtry.
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The prosecutors in this case did the best they could with the evidence they had, though I believe they made a serious mistake in charging Casey Anthony with capital murder and in overtrying the case by introducing questionable evidence such as that relating to the "smell of death."
"We were concerned about overtrying our case," co-counsel Mark Seiden told NEWSWEEK.
Everyone should work hard, but there is no virtue in overtrying or overpressing to such an extent that you do not work efficiently.
"Whether they're overanalyzing, overthinking, overtrying - whatever they're doing, they should just stop it.