From photos, the side gate wasn't extraordinarily high, therefore it would not be described as LOCKED when any person on the outside could gain access by reaching over and UNLATCHING it from the inside.<quoted text>
Cindy testified that the gate was locked and could only be opened from inside the yard.
Cindy did NOT testify that the gate required a key to open it.
A slide-type lock is a lock.
Had the side gate "required" a key, Baez or LDB would have asked her that question, and neither side did.
And furthermore, when Cindy told her co-workers the side gate was open, she never asked the obvious question IF THE GATE REQUIRED A KEY TO UNLOCK IT, "I wonder where they got the key?"
For people who don't have child safety locks on their sliding doors, especially when they KNEW Caylee could open it and "run right out into the yard", I don't think Cindy's' version of a lock is what you want it to be.
Given George mentioned he was aware of breakins in the neighbourhood, it's common sense the side gate was LOCKED to prevent easy access into the back yard.