A matter of common sense
Now that Casey Anthony has been found innocent of any (yes, I said any) involvement in her toddler daughter’s death, we are left to ponder how the nearly, 3-year-old little girl died, and who dumped her decomposing corpse into that wooded Florida swamp, just minutes from the Anthony home.
While I can’t say for certain just how little Caylee met her death, it doesn’t take much common sense to figure out who was responsible, and who tossed her in the muck and apparently never gave her another thought.
Maybe, if you believe her lawyer’s explanation that Caylee’s death was a drowning accident “that snowballed out of control” (whatever that means), you can accept the verdict – kinda.
However, I’m having trouble accepting that if it truly was an accidental drowning, why cover a dead child’s nose and mouth with duct tape and then hide the body?
Casey’s lawyer also conceded that she is a liar – but “not a murderer.” But those weren’t just a bunch of sundry lies, Casey told. That carefully and cunningly concocted trail of lies was crafted for one purpose only – to cover her butt as to why a child in her care suddenly and utterly disappeared off the face of the earth.
Common sense says that’s the behavior of a gaily person, not just a pathological liar.
To tell the truth, if I had been on the jury, I couldn’t have found her guilty of first-degree murder and given her the death penalty. There were just too many missing pieces and unanswered questions for that.
But having said that, there’s no doubt in my mind, whatsoever, that Casey Anthony was directly responsible for little Caylee’s death. Moreover, I believe the prosecution proved, at least, a case of manslaughter – and did so without leaving a ‘reasonable doubt.
But, apparently, that jury wanted ‘no doubt’ at all. Which would make it next to impossible to convict anybody of anything by those standards.
That those jurors found her innocent of any responsibility in her daughter’s death makes me wonder if maybe they’ve spent way too much time next door in Disney World, and lost all common sense.
And so while the jurors will be reviled for a while and Casey will, undoubtedly, go on to sell her story, appear on TV and make millions on a little girl’s suspicious death – a toddler’s ghost will forever haunt that swamp, and cry out for justice.
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