Casey Anthony: On The Fence

I have two words for you: NOT GUILTY.

I have two more words for you: FUCKING GUILTY.

I have two more words for you: REASONABLE DOUBT.

I have two more words for you: NOONE KNOWS (Okay, that’s really three words).

I, along with the rest of the world watched in horror yesterday as the verdict was delivered: NOT GUILTY. Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing of her two-year old daughter, Cayley Anthony.

I don’t want to wax on about the case that I have followed since day one, but it was a little bit like OJ Simpson all over again… “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

Give me a break.

The prosecution had a very strong case, but they were still missing the smoking gun, so to speak, that hard evidence with Casey Anthony’s fingerprints written all over it. They just couldn’t bring it home.

And that is where you either love or hate the American system… the prosecution must prove guilt BEYOND a reasonable doubt.  The defense must only cast a shadow of doubt.  The US judicial system states it is better to let fifteen murderers walk free, than to lock up one innocent man. That is the system, plain and simple. And although you may question it, it is in fact, the law.

Casey and sweet baby Caylee Anthony

And although I believe in my heart, that Casey Anthony did kill her daughter, whether accidentally or in a premeditated way, it makes no difference. We the people don’t have that evidence any more than those 12 jurors did. The defense was able to cast that doubt, and therefore by the jury acquitting, one can argue they did their jobs… perfectly. This by no means indicates that the jury believes Casey is innocent, it just means there was not enough evidence to convict.

No one knows what happened to poor baby Caylee, and in my opinion, no one ever will. There is only one person who knows here, and that is Casey Anthony. And at this point, she will never talk.

So before we go off dropping F-bombs, (as I did and worse), despite Casey Anthony’s probable guilt, this is the American system. Remember, this is how it works.

But, I will still leave you with one final thought, since this is my Blog after all: Which mother doesn’t report her child missing for 31 days? Let’s get real, people.

Are you on the fence? What do yout hink happened to baby Caylee Anthony? Do you think Casey Anthony killed her daughter? Was justice served? I’d love your thoughts.

xoxEDxox

 

16 Comments
  1. I was horrified to watch the verdict as well, and I agree, Casey had SOMETHING to do with it, and we will never know what really happened. As a mother, a Floridian, and American, I am saddened by this entire ordeal. NO ONE let’s a baby go missing for 31 days before reporting it, unless she knows EXACTLY where the child is – this time in a shallow grave, not far from home.

    My heart breaks for Caylee, who will never have justice served, and for our country who yet again failed with the system.

  2. None of us know what really happened and like Erica said we don’t have any more evidence than the jurors did. Let’s all stop judging.

  3. She clearly had something to do with it…whether or not it was an “accident” (which is bull—–), a crime was still committed by covering it up. How she was not AT LEAST convicted of child abuse is beyond me. That whole family played a part….not reporting her missing….wrapping her with duct tape in the woods, dousing her with chloroform or whatever….sick! And rumor is she wants to have more kids??? Oh, God help us all!

  4. I nearly threw up when they read the verdict. No justice for Caylee at all.This woman will be free to have kids again. Now that is frightening.

  5. I can not believe they let her off so disappointing that poor child. I don’t know how she can live with herself she will go on to have more children like Karla Homokla it’s so not fair.

  6. I am 100% certain Casey Anthony killed her daughter – how holds no importance really. If it was accidental, she should have reported it. I also agree with you about the US judicial system, it did fail little Caylee, in fact it never really placed her in priority to anyone. If so, perhaps the verdict might have been different.
    Obviously, our judicial system here isn’t much better. For anyone who followed over the pass weeks the trial of Guy Turcotte, a cardiologist (of all things) who stabbed both his children to death over his failed marriage, the verdict was equally hard to take. Not criminally responsible by virtue of his mental state. Really?? A man who never had mental issues prior to, had a successfull career as a cardiologist, suddenly lost it one night and stabbed his kids repeatedly, one after the other and now he might walk out of the mental hospital in 45days if deemed safe to society! 11 jurors agreed to this!!! What the hell does this say about our society??

    So here is my question: Is it easier (or does it appease our minds/hearts) for us (as a society) to believe that a father could end the lives of his children through such violence and rage because of mental instability, than it would be to believe that a father could so such a thing to his own children purely out of spite and revenge?

  7. I also wonder what mother would not report her child missing? And then lie about her whereabouts? And how does a 2 yr old child end up in a plastic bag with duct tape on her mouth? Does it really matter what the official cause of death was? It should be obvious. Who would put duct tape on the mouth of an already dead child? Since it was not reported when she was missing, it seems obvious her death was being covered up. I agree with the prosecution, who would make an accidental death look like a murder? As a mother, I would be distraught about my child being missing and would not be able to go out and party. I don’t care how dysfunctional my family was, I would still be distraught over my child being missing. A tattoo would be the last thing on my mind until I knew what happened to my child. Yes, you are supposed to decide beyond a shadow of a doubt. But shouldn’t common sense play a factor too when concrete evidence is lacking? If Casey has a conscience, maybe she will pay in other ways. My heart is sick for this poor child.

  8. I live here in Orlando and have been following the case since HER MOTHER (not Casey) called 911 to report Caylee missing. When I first heard the story, as a mom, I knew right then in my heart that she did it. Casey did something and was trying to cover it up with that story of the ‘nanny taking her child.’

    Those of us here in Orlando have been dealing with this story since it first was reported years ago. We have seen the media and tourists come into our town and turn this into a circus. We all know that something happened to Caylee and that ‘something’ happened in the Anthony home. What that something is, we all KNOW that only Casey knows.

    Erica is right … this is our justice system and not one piece of evidence could be directly connected to Casey and so those poor troubled jurors (juror #7 was seen crying as she left the courthouse yesterday) could only make this verdict of not guilty.

    It’s very disturbing on so many levels ….

  9. In my opinion, yesterday was a bad day for both the american and quebec judicial systems. Between the Turcotte case, and this case, 2 criminals are now going to live freely and 3 children are dead. Sad.

  10. I once served on a jury in a murder trail. The data you get is messy. It is NOTHING like you see on TV. The instructions from the judge and the laws are above the reading level of the average juror. Jury dynamics are unlike any teamwork I’ve ever experienced in ways that years later I can’t clearly explain to other people.

    Nothing is black and white about the experience. It’s gray. It’s fuzzy. It’s painfully slow.

    I ask everyone reading this to please not judge or harass this jury. You didn’t experience and you can never truly know what serving on a jury is like until you do it yourself. Hopefully, you never will.

    Thank you.

  11. She might be able to change her appearance, have the Bella Vita tattoo removed, but she won’t be able to change her fingerprints. I’m thinking someone who has access to them should put them online…
    And, if she is a convicted liar, how can anyone ever believe anything she says, what does Vega think? that she tells him the truth? Lol
    And, can we the people trial the jury for not looking at the 360 pieces of evidence?

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