|Casey Anthony mug shot.|
It is a shame that this type of trial has to be held in the first place - the murder of a child - or if you believe the defense - an accidental death. OK, I have swampland in New Mexico to sell, are you in?
Here is a case where the accused is a proven habitual liar - pathological liar is the correct term. Casey Anthony doesn't know how to tell the truth. She couldn't tell you the correct color of her hair without a mirror and two witnesses. In fact, the whole family is a pack of liars - a fact the defense is using, "How could she not live in a fantasy world?" Well, even in fantasy land, killing a child is still a crime. There, they send dragons on gnomes to kill you when you've committed such a crime.
The State of Florida has a very well put together case, however, it is all circumstantial evidence. There are a lot of circumstances in this case, and they're all pretty ugly. DNA evidence is conspicuously absent. As Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, said, "It does not sound right that Casey Anthony was smart enough to outwit forensics experts, but dumb enough to leave Caylee's body 19 feet off a road."
Casey Anthony is dumb, that is a given. She's also self-centered and self-serving. And she's a really bad mother.
|Jose Baez, defense. Jeff Ashton, prosecution.|
During recorded jailhouse conversations with her parents that were released to the public, Casey focused on herself and how much she was suffering. Caylee, who?
Even though they found searches on her computer that all had to do with incapacitating or killing a person, which her mother lied about making - but she was at work. Even though the tow truck driver said there was a strong smell of chloroform and human decomposition in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car. Even though the duct tape was linked to her father. Even though the body was found just down the street from where Casey Anthony lived. Even though... there is no DNA evidence, and in a capital murder case, that could be a problem for the prosecution.
Jose Baez, tried to argue that Caylee drown in the family swimming pool and the cover-up, which included Casey's father, snowballed out of control. Casey's father has denied the defense offering.
If you rule out Casey Anthony as the killer, then who did it? Aliens?
Now, the phrase "burden of proof" will weigh heavily on the jury.
|Caylee Anthony - who this trial is really about.|
Casey Anthony's attorney has said that all the prosecution has done is to portray her as "a lying , no-good slut." I'll second that. But they haven't proven anything. Burden of proof - that's the key phrase.
From the outside, I don't think there are very many people that think Casey Anthony is innocent. Will a jury feel the same way? Or will we see "O.J. 2?"
Murder 1 requires premeditation. This charge carries the death penalty. I'm against the death penalty, but I think Casey Anthony should spend the rest of her life behind bars, solely on the fact that she is a disgrace to motherhood. She's tried to make this trial all about "her" and Caylee Anthony has been forgotten in the cesspool of selfishness coming from the accused.
Right now, I'm taking a poll on Facebook, and no one has voted innocent. You can take the poll in the right sidebar of this site.
Our justice system can be wonderful or confusing. This is a case where all the arrows point in one direction and it's not to the Aliens. If this case was held in a mob court, Casey Anthony would already have broken knuckles and be pleading for her life. However, burden of proof - lack of any DNA evidence - could stump a jury and Casey Anthony could walk. If this case was tried 30 years ago, DNA would not be an issue and the circumstantial case would look like a lock. But technology and times have changed. There is a higher bar for burden of proof.
Unfortunately, public opinion does not decide cases, a jury does. For helpless little Caylee Anthony, I hope the jury comes to the same decision as the court of public opinion.
I'm still asking, "Does anyone think Casey Anthony is innocent?"
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