.I was stunned at the verdict, weren't you? I am still stunned. I can't believe a jury of my peers, your peers, found her guilty of nothing worse than telling a lie. If the jury didn't think she was guilty of even aggravated child abuse, what do they think she was lying about, I wonder?
I have heard many news reporters say it was the prosecution's fault -- they just didn't have enough evidence. I find that hard to believe. Everyone I have spoken to today finds it hard to believe. I wasn't in the courtroom but I do think the trial was fairly well reported and I felt there was enough evidence. I wonder what is considered to be reasonable doubt in this day and age? Possibly in our video-heavy culture, without a picture, maybe jurors had a hard time connecting the dots. Personally I think there was enough evidence to find her guilty of at least aggravated child abuse. Her daughter disappeared and she lied about it. That stinks.
I am sad for little Caylee. A system failed her. Maybe her family "system," maybe it was society, I think both. Somewhere she got lost and it seems she is the only one who lost in this whole stinking mess. I was not in favor of the death penalty in this trial because I don't think Casey Anthony was a danger to any one else, but I do think she needed to spend the rest of her life in prison. Even if (and I don't think it's possible) her daughter's death was an accident, she had something to do with it and she lied and pretended it wasn't happening. Even today in the courtroom she was giggling and laughing with her attorneys. But her daughter is still dead.