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Parents Talk: Give Your Thoughts On The Casey Anthony Trial Not-Guilty Verdict

Now that a jury of her peers has found Casey Anthony to be not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, do you feel the decision was just?

As a journalist and mother I am conflicted in hearing that Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

I lived in Florida when Caylee was reported missing and worked for a television news outlet near the area, where we covered the situation from the beginning.

At that time, I was not a mother but have since given birth to a son.

In my mind she was beyond guilty then, and when I became a mother it was solidified in my mind that no mother who really loved their child would behave the way she did in the days following Caylee's disappearance.

I was even more shocked to hear when the trial began, that Casey had accused her parents, who stood by her side throughout the whole process, of abusing her mentally and sexually.

Needless to say, my opinion is that she got away with murder.

That being said, I'd like to hear the viewpoint of other people out there. Parent or not, do you have a view on the Casey Anthony not guilty verdict?

m July 06, 2011 at 04:21 AM
it's good to see you have made up your mind before knowing all the facts. I don't know how I would act if I were in her situation. The prosecutor should have had a rock solid case before taking this into the courtroom. My hat's off to a jury that didn't didn't let emotion cloud the facts or lack thereof.
Candace Jarrett July 06, 2011 at 04:26 AM
Thanks for the comment M. I appreciate your opinion. I agree, a circumstantial case is a big risk. The defense did the job it was hired to do, and that was to put reasonable doubt in the jury member's minds.
Nichole Richardson July 06, 2011 at 05:48 PM
As a journalist, I think it was good to not convict her without reasonable doubt. As a Mother, I know she did it (or at the very LEAST had something to do with it.) I agree with Candace in that no real mother would have acted the way she did the days after her daughter's death. The media still wouldn't be able to interview me because they would first have to find me locked away in a nuthouse somewhere and if they did find me, there is no way I would be able to hold a coherant conversation ever again.
Angela Atkinson July 06, 2011 at 06:44 PM
Like Nichole, the journalist in me believes that the jury did its job and that the prosecution maybe should have solidified its case before proceeding. But as a mother, I feel like Anthony was, at the very least, somehow involved in her daughter's death, and like Candace, I cannot fathom the way she behaved in the weeks following her daughter's disappearance. If I were ever in that situation, I would be hard-pressed to think of anything but finding my child--and I would certainly not go out drinking and partying and getting tattoos. I don't know that any mother who truly loves her child could behave that way under those circumstances.

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