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The Legal Charade (Casey Anthony Trial)

Updated on February 28, 2015

If only I had

Just a fraction of the money

Spent on you today

The bill collectors

Hassling me

Most likely would defray

The state claimed you as indigent

Cuz you don’t have

One red cent

You are a sneaky player

Taking advantage

Of every taxpayer

So much time and energy

Spent on your lies

Who has the real answers

It may be the flies

Evidence is not on your side

You may be found guilty of homicide

But all that is needed

Is a glimpse of doubt

Does your defense team

Really have that clout

All the money spent on you

Makes me want to puke

Come on, tell the truth

Difficult to believe it was just a fluke

All the attention given to you

Is hard to comprehend

What is it that likely

Happened in the end

This whole situation is

Repulsive to me

The legal charade of

Casey Anthony.



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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Kathy,

      Isn't it amazing that there is still so much in the news about this case. Kinda disgusting, isn't it. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Hope all is well with you!


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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      I agree with all you've said here this day..July STILL goes on in the news and headlines .... and she walks. Amazing. Thanks for an insightful reflection on our legal system, too. One that, too often, manipulates the evidence and terminology rather than seeking the TRUTH.

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello Allexia,

      Well, I certainly am not going to get mad for you voicing your opinion:) I understand. It is very difficult to believe that a mother would kill her child. So we want to believe it was an accident. In this case, I guess it might be. For me, because of all the evidence, I lean more towards feeling that a criminal act was committed.

      When you get a chance, check out my new article "Mothers Accused Of Killing Their Children." (It is disturbing though). Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

      Take care,


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      Puroney 6 years ago

      I hope no one gets mad at me for saying this, I do think that Caylee, may have died by accident, however I think Casey, really did not make much effort to save the little girl or to seek help in her situation. I honestly think that she was relieved that she did not have to deal with the little girl anymore, and that's why she tried to hide it, she just wanted it to go away, so that she could live out her life as she wanted, without having to deal with the responsibility of a child. The whole situation is so sad, I think about all the wonderful couples out there who want to have children but mother nature simply won't allow there bodies too do so, and here Casey, was blessed with a beautiful little girl, whom she really did not care for at all in my opinion, it's so sad, the ways of the world today.

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Janet,

      Oh yes, many twists. Especially yesterday and today. I appreciate you stopping by ~ have a wonderful weekend!


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      tumblintumblweed 6 years ago

      Great hub here,Ms.sharyn! This whole case has more twists to it! Will be interesting to see how this all unfolds!

      Thanks for sharing!


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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Maria,

      Sorry it took so long for me to get back here. I absolutely hear what you are saying. And I believe that through everything, you have been an inspiration to others to change the way they are living (or at least take a look at things differently). I know you are an inspiration for me and I am so glad you have come into my life. Please take care and have a beautiful weekend.

      More hugs . . .


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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      Although I will take your hugs gladly and give you some big ole ones right back... I am alive. I still hurt so badly for Carol (my friend who was killed) and sweet Caylee who will never laugh and enjoy this crazy world again. When I think about it for too long, I am not that "together" person that it is very important for me to be. But to endure an anniversary is still in a creepy way to acknowledge that I am alive, so I'll take it!

      Let's just keep praying for things to get a little better and vow to keep being as kind as we can. This is truly what we have control over. Love you, Maria

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Maria,

      I could only imagine what you went through and on top of it all, the legal stuff that followed. I hurt for you that you have to have an "anniversary" such as this. Please know that your "take on life" is touching and inspirational to me always. Big, big hugs!


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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      I find it difficult, now 12 years tomorrow, to even look at current legal charades (what a perfect title) -- as things have not remotely changed. Monsters without a conscience still sit and laugh in courtrooms at great drama and expense. I can only pray this sweet little girl finally has a Mother in heaven who loves her as she always deserved to be.

      Thank you for writing this touching piece in honor of this tragic angel. Voted UP & AB. Love, Maria

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi MO,

      Thank you for reading and commenting. I must say that I am glad I'm not in Florida~I'd be even more upset. I'm not sure about my feelings of George's involvement. The defense witnesses are going to be really interesting. And I think you are right. There already is a twist with this new defense witness being pulled in at the last minute. I am unable to watch tomorrow morning and wish I could. But it's not like you can't find it on all the major cable stations all day long. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are doing well!


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      MysteriousOne 6 years ago

      Sharyn, great topic.I've been following it also, being in Florida...that's all we've heard for three years now.I feel that Caylee may have died by accident,but I think that George helped get rid of the evidence, to protect his daughter.Who would know better how to do it,being an ex detective,himself..This is a very bazaar case,and tomorrow should be interesting,but I have a feeling there is going to be a twist to this case! I just hope she doesn't walk..

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Good Morning Kathy,

      It is like a long, drawn-out soap opera. And YES, I do want to know what happened. It makes me sick to think that we may never know the truth.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your support always. Have a beautiful day!


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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      I think that is why - as repulsive as the entire thing is, we all want to know what happened...The entire mess is a pathetic soap opera and no kidding Sharyn, when I think of all the money made by the lawyers, media, etc....It should be put into a fund to help children like this little murdered girl with Mothers who should not ever have been Mothers. Oh my, I must calm down. Good hub Sharyn!!!!

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Teylina,

      Thanks for stopping by again. You know, today, I've been watching the case when it started later at 1 p.m. And then I watched Nancy Grace and then Dr. Drew and now the Joy Behar show. I admit I have been intrigued by this case and yet it is making me sick. The television stations TruTV and HLN are sure making it big.

      I could never be an attorney. I understand what your son said to you. I would do the same thing~work pro bono too often or I wouldn't be able to morally taken on certain cases. I wouldn't make any money :)

      Thanks for your comments ~ take care!


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      Teylina 6 years ago

      You, too. And I understand 1000% -- 1,000 -- 100 doesn't cut it when so many of us are really and truly struggling, even if we're better off than so many others. My granddaughter lives in Orlando and my fave uncle not far from there. We were talking about the trial coming up when I was at his place, and he brought up the money. He has no idea what I'm up against, and would be horrified. He's okay, but not wealthy. But he made several comments indicating he felt just like we do. As far as working in the system, a lot of people used to tell me I'd make a great lawyer, and I have helped a lot of people take care of problems on their own so they wouldn't have to pay an attorney, but my son said, "forget it, mom, you'd have less to live on than you do now 'cause all you'd do would be pro bono for people you believed in!" I had to get out; it was killing me.

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi b.Malin ~ how are you?

      It is so sad when you think about a potential adoptive family and how things could have been different for Caylee. I like that you use the term "snapped." I believe somehow, Casey did snap. For me, it is difficult to believe it was an accident. But either way, I think "snapped" is fitting in this case.

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Take care,


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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Good Evening Teylina,

      I agree, the cost to protect the rights of the alleged criminal could take care of millions of people. The money side of things is what got me started with this poem. I'm here struggling to make ends meet and this woman is sucking it up.

      I could never work in the legal system. It would kill me. What seems like common sense to me gets all turned around.

      I very much appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Have a great evening!


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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      How very sad that such a young and innocent Child had to die so tragically. Yes, I think Casey killed her, whether it was an accident that she covered up or she just "Snapped" and killed the Child. She never wanted to keep this child and would have given her up for Adoption, but her mother wouldn't hear of it. Mother is to blame as well. Caylee could have had TWO parents and a Happy Life...No one will Ever know, what could have been for this Child had she been Adopted. Well written Poem, Sharyln

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      Teylina 6 years ago

      I am so glad to see your writing on this horrid, absolutely intolerable case. I worked in criminal law many years ago, and my boss had some nationally-followed cases. I remember hearing him say one time to me, when talking about a murderer on death row waiting new appeal, in connection with the man's sister, who loved her brother and was the only person in his life: "if I keep him on death row for her, instead of the chair for us, I'll have done my job." He then brought up all the financial scenarios for each, and I was horrified! Still am! What it costs in taxes to "protect the rights of the 'alleged' criminal COULD take care of millions! So much wrong with our justice system, but even w/ideas, I'd no idea where to start! So we keep shelling out for 'people' who aren't 'human'!! Great poem!

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Cardisa,

      It certainly is! Those of us who have a conscience cannot possibly understand someone like Casey. It's difficult to watch her actions and not have a negative opinion.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Sharyn, is this the same woman who I saw laughing hysterically in court? The same woman who shows no remorse whatsover?

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Mar,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is truly an awful story. I look forward to the end of the trial. Thank you for your feedback ~ have a great day!


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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hello hyphenbird,

      I too resent the money spent. It makes me question our legal system. I admit I really know nothing about our legal system and maybe if I understood more, I would not be as upset. I guess I keep going back to all the lies and wild goose chases . . . that ended up costing so much money and heartache too. Thanks for stopping by!


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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Kel,

      I think Casey murdered Caylee also. But honestly, I would never bet my life on it 100%. The whole situation seriously makes me sick. I've been kind of engrossed in it all since the beginning three years ago. The time and money spent on all of this is very bothersome to me. And yet I have been watching the trial when time permits.

      Your feedback is always appreciated ~ thank you!


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      marellen 6 years ago

      How awful this story is. She will rot in prison but that still is too good for her. Poor little Caylee....I beleive someone knew what was happening and they did nothing. SHAME on them....

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This woman is a psychopath and the word conscience doesn't apply to her. I resent every penny spent on her defense.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Sharyn. -I do think she murdered her daughter. It wasn't fun to raise her and she couldn't have anyone knowing she didn't want her! That would have made her look bad. I think she should ROT in jail. This photos of her partying down when the baby was dead - make me want to choke her myself. How selfish and narcissistic can she be? Pathological.

      I'm right on the band wagon with you! Great poem - great hub:)


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