Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Everybody breathe...

The Casey Anthony case has been in the forefront of the news for the last 3 years. Today the verdict came down, and it was not guilty. I'm not surprised at all. I watched much of the trial, and while I, personally, do think she had something to do with the death of her child, I would have NOT been able to say she is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Certainly not with the death penalty on the table, but I would have never been selected for the jury anyway because I don't believe in the death penalty. There was no DNA, no fingerprints, no cause of death, no murder scene. I waited the whole time to hear the prosecution drop a smoking gun on the jury. It never came. I am shocked by the lack of basic understanding of the court system I see from so many people. This verdict doesn't mean she didn't do it, it means they couldn't prove it. A smell, waiting to report the child missing, are definitely shady aspects of the case, but are NOT proof.

Many high profile cases come out with the same verdict, not guilty. OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson to name a couple. Nancy Grace has made a name for her self based on this case. Is the media to blame?

4 comments:

Morgan said...

I feel for the Jury. Sort of a lose-lose situation for them no matter what they decided. I agree with the sentiment that she probably did something or other, but there's not enough proof for the murder charges. What does bother me is that no one is asking "Okay so wait, what happened to the girl then???" People are acting like its over, but I feel like its back to square one.

Angela Dula said...
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Angela Dula said...

Angela Dula said...
The media certainly can spin a story. I think they sensationalize an already sensational story. This works people up and can have a very negative affect. On the other hand I think people do lose sight of how our judicial system works. I suspect that Casey Anthony had something to do with her daughter's death. But I have no proof. We need to put ourselves in the accused's place. If you were accused of something would you want suspicion to be the only criteria of your conviction.

JRose said...

My thoughts exactly.