Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter this week. Apparently there wasn’t enough evidence for a conviction. I, along with the majority of the public, find this hard to believe. Regardless of the emotional outpour, she has been found not guilty by a jury of her peers. It is a system of justice that we need to uphold. The saddest part of this whole story is that it involved a helpless little 2-year-old child. A little girl who it seems was living among a family that had problems. She was a child born to a young woman who partied while her daughter was supposedly missing. I have a feeling that someday there will be justice for Caylee. Why? I think one day, her mother is going to slip up.
This is a family who told a number of stories. There were a significant number that changed over the years and during the trial. I didn’t watch the full coverage, but I did see the headlines in the news every morning for months. Every day there seemed to be some new revelation. There were new insights into the relationships between all members of the family. It came down to a realization that this was a highly dysfunctional family with absolutely no common sense.
Who doesn’t call 911 when someone drowns? Unfortunately these accidents occur every day. While tragic, not many cases involve parents or other individuals going to jail. Who goes missing for 30 days with no one wondering where they are? Why didn’t the grandparents call police if they were concerned? Who had the best interest of this child at heart? There are too many questions that don’t have answers.
Casey Anthony now stands to make a great deal of money from this case. Eventually she will have to talk to someone. Any interview, or book, or article, or movie, will only add to the suspicion that she knows what happened to her daughter. Every time she smiles, people will wonder if she is a grieving parent. They say that you never get over the death of a child. The fact that she partied and seemed to move on with life so fast is what infuriates so many people.
This case has been compared to the O.J. Simpson trial. A case where what seemed so obvious to most, didn’t add up for the jury. O.J. never lived a normal life after that ruling and I don’t think Casey Anthony will either. The pressure and the cloud of doubt surrounding her will eventually lead to something reckless happening. Until that day, the country needs to remember an innocent little girl who didn’t deserve what happened to her. She was a sweet, innocent, helpless child who never got a chance to live a full life. May Caylee Anthony rest in peace.