Casey Anthony found not guilty… my view on things.
Twitter exploded during the Casey Anthony verdict being read. So many people saying this makes them lose faith in the justice system, and not understanding how she was found not guilty. But in my opinion, I feel the opposite. I think this gives me more faith in the justice system. This was the correct verdict, given the circumstances. Hear me out….
The phrase is, “innocent until proven guilty.” Not “innocent until the jury’s gut feeling is you’re guilty.” As a juror you can’t convict someone based on your gut feeling or circumstantial evidence. If jurors could do that a lot of innocent people would be in jail. The prosecution couldn’t even prove A CAUSE OF DEATH. The body was too decomposed to prove how Caylee died, so how can a juror convict Casey of murder when they can’t be sure how her daughter died?
It’s painfully obvious to me (and everyone else) that Casey is guilty. But the evidence just wasn’t there. Yes the system is flawed, it’s never going to be perfect. But it’s good to know that jurors aren’t being swayed by the media and simply went by the facts in this case. No cause of death, no witnesses, no confession…. no conviction.
Casey will receive justice eventually, whether it be from God or from a crazed “fan” that spends their time picketing her house for the rest of her life. Maybe in jail (if she doesn’t get credit for time served). Who knows what will happen. But what I do know is that I know is the rest of Casey’s life is going to be miserable wehther or not she’s in jail. Whether or not she has a nice house. Whether or not she finds a nice husband. None of that matters… what matters is she’s going to have to live with the guilt of killing her daughter and getting away with it for the rest of her life. That guilt will manifest in different ways and eat away that any joy she experiences FOREVER. Her family will have to live with the guilt of knowing they lied and assisted their daughter in getting away with killing their grandaughter. She’ll have to know that at least one person (George Anthony) knows the truth. It’s simple really…. she accused him of assisting her in covering the “accident” up. If he didn’t assist her, which I don’t think he did, he’s obviously aware of that fact therefore he knows she did it.
It will be interesting to see if she goes back to living with her parents, if she moves away, if she tries to make things go back to normal. It will all be very interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if she does some interviews for money and tries to get a reality show or something. Dumb ho.