Why are so many people shocked that Casey Anthony was found Not Guilty of murder?
Wake up America, pick up your jaw off the floor. Sure, she seemed guilty, but there are still laws to follow. Laws that make us America and keep us free. The prosecution could not prove a time of death or a cause of death and no witnesses that could prove anything substantial. What's the shock here?
People are too judgemental and too involved in the media discussing this case. Depending on what media outlet you are watching it could sway your opinion either way depending on the route that outlet is taking. If they were painting her as a monster most would begin to think it, if they were saying she is not guilty most would begin to think that.
You have to sit and take in all the information before making a snap decision on what way to judge her or anyone else for that matter. That is why the jurors can not watch or read anything in the media spot light. I followed this case very closely and I agree with the verdict. I think the justice system did their job!!!
I hadn't heard this but I can't say that I'm shocked. A jury must consider only what they hear in court and follow whatever instructions the judge gives. But I think two other things might have been in play:
Getting a conviction for murder in a death penalty state is difficult when it's based largely on circumstantial evidence.
Forensic evidence in real life isn't as miraculous and impressive as it appears on TV.
As Cooldad said, if you want due process for yourself, this type of unpopular verdict is sometimes the price we pay.
I agree that our delicate preconceived perceptions may have been shattered...this is why we have due process! She may be guilty as sin, but you can blame the prosecutors for not living up to their burden of proof requirement. I am honestly suprised that they even went to trial without so much as a cause or time of death. How can you convict someone of murder if you don't know how and roughly when?
I was surprised she wasn't convicted at least for aggravated assault. I'm not sure the jurors did the best they could with this case. It really came down to what evidence could prove that her daughter accidentally died from drowning in the family pool and what evidence could prove she killed and hid the body of her daughter. From what I heard, there didn't seem to be any sound evidence to prove her daughter died from a drowning, but there was evidence of a cover-up. Shouldn't she be at least charged for that? I felt the trial got away from the real victim - Caylee Anthony.
It's a shame the jurors dropped the ball here. I fear this will not be the last we hear of Casey Anthony.
We then to forget that the jury was sequestered for many weeks so they didn't get to see and hear what we saw and heard. They only saw what was presented in the courtroom and apparently the prosecution did not sufficiently proved the case against Casey. I applauded the jury for being able to not mix what they had to do with emotion.... or point to her and say "see how she is acting. she's guilty". I have to admit I was surprised, but once I thought about all the things I just mentioned is was a "lightbulb" moment for me.
Because I believe they are basing their opinion media rather then the hard evidence before. I read one attorney say--juries have to be held to a higher standard than public opinion.
For the jury to come to this verdict in such a short time tells me the evidence was not there. Do I think she did it, yes--but what I think and what the media thinks is not evidence.
I want every person, guilty and innocent to have a fair trial--the idea of a person being imprisoned and found guilty because she didn't look right or act right in those first days following Caylee's disappearance is not evidence of guilt. It is evidence of poor judgment at the very least. It is evidence of parental neglect and for that she should be punished.
by JJin26 7 years ago
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by TMMason 7 years ago
I don't know if any of you have been watching this trial... but Jose Biaz got her off.She is going home...Wow!That is insane...WTF?...What do they think happened to that baby?I believe the judge is going to let her go home.No they are going to have a hearing for sentencing on...
by Bri_bri 7 years ago
I believe that she shouldnt be let out of jail
by Carliismiles<3 7 years ago
What do you believe? Was she really innocent or was it just lack of evidence?
by Live Life Loving 7 years ago
Last time I checked there were not witnesses to this alleged murder, homicide, manslaughter accidental drowning whatever you want to call it. Everyone is angry because Casey did not get the death penalty however unless you can DEFINITIVELY say that she did it you just need to accept the verdict and...
by Stacie L 7 years ago
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