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Why are so many people shocked that Casey Anthony was found Not Guilty of murder

  1. cooldad profile image59
    cooldadposted 6 years ago

    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?


  2. JillKostow profile image88
    JillKostowposted 6 years ago

    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!!!

  3. Hugh Williamson profile image94
    Hugh Williamsonposted 6 years ago

    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.

  4. Jonesy0311 profile image61
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    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?

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    SnowRoseposted 6 years ago

    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.

  6. Dee aka Nonna profile image81
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 6 years ago

    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.

  7. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    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.