The Casey Anthony jury returned verdicts of not-guilty on counts of first-degree murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse. Casey Anthony was found guilty of 4 counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. As you might imagine, the world has exploded in protest of these verdicts. I have not watched the trial, so I only know what I have read from daily news updates and what I have heard from others. I am by no means an expert on this case.
Here’s how I feel about these kinds of cases. I just try to avoid anything dealing with kids and suffering. It makes me so angry to think about anyone inflicting any harm on a kid. I also get very disgusted with people like Nancy Grace. She wouldn’t have a show if she wasn’t exploiting these tragic situations in my opinion. I don’t think any of this does any good for anyone.
Was Casey Anthony guilty? I think the answer is probably, but who knows. Here’s what I wonder about. In these high profile cases where they can drag out the testimony for weeks or months, it seems like there is a high propensity for a not guilty. Why is that? I think the reasonable doubt standard becomes more and more difficult to prove the more information that is put out there. If you throw a dozen theories out there, you can create some doubt in someone’s mind. The prosecution can try, but we generally don’t have video of the crime.
Maybe justice was done in this case, although I still don’t understand the accidental death theory. If they are saying it was an accident, how are there no charges that fit hiding a body? Which takes me back to Nancy Grace. Casey Anthony certainly wasn’t rich or famous, until Nancy Grace turned the “Hot Body” contestant into a national celebrity.
Some reaction from around the web:
bugbuster1 Nonsense. It was a vindication of the justice system. I don’t know or care if she did it. The important thing is that the prosecution was properly tested and found wanting. If she did it, then blame the prosecution not the jury. It would have been far worse to wrongly convict an innocent person. The jury knows more about this case than anyone. I accept what they say.