What do you believe? Was she really innocent or was it just lack of evidence?
I believe she is guilty. The evidence may have been circumstantial but it still was evidence and it was damning. A little girl is dead and nobody cares. I guess Casey can get another tattoo and party some more.
Thank you very much for your comment. I agree with you, although they didn't have a lot of evidence, they had enough to lock her up. Even if she hadn't of murdered her child.. she should have been punished for waiting 31 days to call the police. I can't imagine of any mother as heartless as her.
Carliismiles I hate to say this but the jury did their job. The prosecution did not do their job and produce a smoking gun that could leave no shadow of a doubt about Caseys intent which you need for a murder 1 charge. That being said there is no doubt in my mind the woman is guilty. She did everything but act like a Mom when Caylee went missing.Right now she is easily the most hated woman in American society and I hope she lives a life of isolation and rejection at every turn. That will be justice.
I believe that she is guilty. Sure, maybe the prosecution failed to show the 'smoking gun', but the circumstantial evidence was quite convincing. Not reporting your child missing for a month, changing her story numerous times, how much does the jury need? Now she will walk away and get a movie and book deal out of the death of her child. Disgusts me to think about it.
for a country that screams "innocent until proven guilty" all the time, many people in the U.S. sure convict others even when they are found guilty. many people end up doing time when they are really innocent but i guess that's ok because the evidence makes them look guilty. well the evidence here wasn't enough so one would think that people would be happy she was found innocent but ....
Not guilty? Absolutely unbelievable. She's guilty of lying, though. Well if that's the case the ultimate lie is that of murdering her baby. Then this morning the judge is giving her a slap on the wrist by sentencing one year in jail (most likely time served), and a $1000 fine. Is that the worth of a child's life?. She also has the audacity to state that she wants more children. There is also talk of her gaining financially with a book. While I realize that the evidence to convict may just not have been proven, as one juror stated, "Not guilty doesn't mean innocent." Either in this life or beyond, however, she will be punished.
Not having been a jury member, and privy to all of the evidence presented, I choose to bow to the wisdom of the jurors. The trial should be over.
If you are interested in justice and not a lynching, you might read one juror's comments.
So glad to read this i don't like trial by media or mob...
I'm not interested in killing her like the whole world seems to be. I do believe though that she got off the hook too easily. True, there wasn't enough evidence to lock her up for murder, BUT, if it was an accident why couldn't the mother have simply called 911? What was she hiding? Why did she lie so much to the cops? What kind of mother goes out and parties and gets a tattoo while she knows her daughter is dead? Whether she killed her daughter or not.. i don't find it to be the main answer anymore. Casey lied about her father raping her and being taught to lie. Im sorry but that's bull, that was her daughter. If i was a mother i would have told the truth to get my child back. She was clearly hiding something and.. now she's free.
Even if she wasn't guilty of murdering her child.. she should have been guilty for not calling 911.
A true mother doesn't wait 31 days to call the police.
unless she is either in denial that her kid is dead or if she in devastated to the point where her mind refuses to admit what has happened. i'm just saying.
that should be it, denial to the highest degree
well in legal, she is found not guilty but in social and moral realm, somehow she will suffer the consequences of a society that can't accept her.
I'm sure they could bring her up on other charges without being in conflict with the prohibitions on double jeopardy. I could be wrong.
Yes, I believe you could be right. Look at the case of little Haley Cummings. This was a local case for me. Misty Croslin Cummings, (girlfriend of the father), and Ronald Cummings, the child's father are both behind bars for drug offenses. They received quite extreme sentences for them. The child's body has never been found and the truth of what happened has never been admitted. However, even the authorities believe that they are responsible. If not for the actual death, which could be overdose, but disposing of her body.
So this juror says they didn't show what Casey's motivation was or how the girl died - I'll admit I don't know if motive is something that has to actually be proven, but if she killed her daughter, does it really matter why? If she killed her because she was throwing a temper tantrum, does that make a difference? Does knowing how the girl died make a difference as to Casey's guilt - if the woman (for lack of a beter term for this monster) killed her daughter, she killed her. Whether it be by poisoning, suffocating, drowning, whetever - she killed her, I don't care HOW. This juror won't say that he believes Casey is innocent, but he also doesn't believe that she got away with murder.
...goes back to my previous comment to Oli - jurors are stupid!
I don't think jurors are stupid. I doubt any of these were unaware of some details of the case prior to being chosen. They proved themselves capable of being impartial, even with public opinion pushing for them not to be. Theirs was an impossible and, as you have so eloquently proven, a thankless task.
As I said previously, since they were in the position to hear all of the evidence, I bow to their decision and choose not to second guess them.
The woman has no conscience and I also believe she was guilty of killing her child. The evidence to convict of the most serious charges was not there and she will walk away with a minimum sentence for lying. She will spend the rest of her life living with her actions. This is a travesty of justice where the guilty can go free.
I believe she is guilty, however there were weaknesses in the evidence that couldn't make the jury believe she was guilty without any reasonable doubt. It sickens me that she will walk free, but the case presented needed to have more firm arguments.
Thank you very much for your comment. I know how you feel, my stomach dropped when i heard she was only guilty of childish things. A true mother would have never lied, "sexual" abuse or not. Hopefully they find more evidence in the future to punish her.
If they had evidence she would have been found guilty. I am not going to make a decision either way on this case, I don't know enough of the facts. However if the jury found her not guilty, there is most likely a reason why.
Sorry, Oli, but I disagree with your first sentence - I have been involved in quite a few criminal trials (NOT as a person ON trial!) and it's no so black and white. Jurors. Are. Stupid.
It would be much better if the Bar Association acted as Judge, Jury, Prosecutor and Defense attorney. Why do they even let the PEOPLE participate in our Criminal Justice system when lawyers are so much more intelligent?
Everybody could just accept the prosecutors plea bargain and move on with their lives!
Interesting, but I don't think there is a logical answer as to how to make the justice system better, at least not one that I can come up with.
The jury system seems to me to be the best choice. Perhaps if all the laws were not written in legalese it would be easier for the average citizen to understand them.
In this case the prosecutors failed to bring forth a compelling argument. Not because they were not competent, but because they simply did not have enough actual evidence at their disposal.
The jury came to the correct decision in my opinion. Not that I feel she was innocent but I do feel that the evidence was not convincing.
I just really wish that there was a clause that went along with "beyond a reasonable doubt" that went something like: "...unless it's obvious that this person is guilty and the prosecution is simply lacking a little bit of evidence to put that doubt over the top and you know that the evidence exists, it just wasn't able to be shown here do to extenuating circumstances...and you know that if you acquit the person will be getting away with murder"
...Extenuating circumstances like the murderer of her child not notifying the police that her child was missing for 31 days - because she murdered her, of course. I'm getting myself worked up here ... I think I'll bow out of this thread before I get myself banned! ;-)
The burden of proof rested entirely on the prosecution. They did not have the tools to prosecute the case successfully. The cause of death was a major detriment in this case. The use of computer graphics as evidence probably did more to harm then help the prosecutors.
There is a petition now in Congress to pass a new law that says something to the effect of "If you wait to to report your child missing then you will face felony charges and/or potential murder charges" I'm suprised that isn't a law to begin with. But I guess we "normal" people never think of such atrocities.
A not guilty verdict is different from being not guilty.
And you wonder why people don't want to be on juries.
Two of the male jurors with small children didn't want to be jurors. A female chosen by the defense said she didn't like to judge people.. so much for justice for Caylee. Who is accountable? We will never know the truth, because who would believe any of the Anthony family?
All I can do is turn this over to a higher power,HE will work it out. Believe that,if she did,it will haunt her for the rest of her life and it will all come out.
I have faith in that,also that if the judge makes her do the remaining year in prison,the real mothers in there are not going to let her out alive.
Not saying it's right or fair,but was it right or fair for this innocent little girl to lose her life?
I hope and pray that your second statement is what her fate is.
I was watching the news on the internet, i can't remember what network it was but they were saying that in her first year of prison she had written a letter to her parents saying that the first thing she wants to do when she gets out is become with child again and "raise a family".
Honestly,if my child was missing 31 minutes,I'm calling the cops,fbi,dea,atf,and whoever else I think can help me find my kid. Pookie and them and all the homies,will be looking for mine.
Thank you!! Exactly my point! I have a little brother of 8 years old, and im super overprotective of him. I know he doesn't like it but i don't wanna lose him. I always ask him where he's going, who's going to be there... everything! And if he's not home on time he knows i'll start freaking out.
I totally believe she killed her child. Maybe it was an accident. It looks like she was using chloroform as a "babysitter" and she used too much. I think she had been trying it out on the dog, which is why the dog was always sleepy and lethargic. I'm amazed at her lack of remorse. Even if it was an accident, or even if she had nothing at all to do with it, any normal person would not have been out living it up after the death of her child.
The prosecution focused too much on murder one, and I guess there wasn't enough evidence for that. I'm glad I wasn't on the jury, but they would never have chosen me, anyway. I'm against the death penalty.
I like how Baez (her lawyer) was pissed when the other lawyer brought up the partying and the tattoo.. but it was COMPLETELY okay for him to bring up that she was molested by her father, which is why she was taught to be a liar and turned out to be false, and that they made her brother take a DNA test to see if he was the father. She was never molested, and it sickens me that even though she made that huge lie up, her parents STILL helped her.
Most parent will do anything for their children, I know I will.
She will be back in the media, the next time she commits murder. What a joke. I hope the judge finds some way to keep her in prison for a while, maybe prison justice will take care of the issue before it hits the streets again. All she cares about is herself.
"Caylee's Law, contact your Senator and Representative: there should be a new federal law created called Caylee's Law that will make it a federal offense for a parent or guardian to not notify law enforcement of a child going missing in a timely manner."
I just signed this petition and wanted to post it so others may also sign.
yes six days more from now
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/20 … after-that
Yep, watching it on HLN, the whole world is pissed. I wonder how it's gonna be like when she actually gets out on Wednesday.
i cant belive she was not guilty pray for little caylee
I find it interesting how many people are willing to not accept the verdict by law here.
Is something wrong with the legal system, or is it possible that justice has been served and that by looking at the entire range of evidence (Not just that seen by the public) the correct verdict was passed, or are there failings in the legal system that meant this woman got off on technicalities and poor prosecution?
We all know that something is definitely wrong here.
It seems that they put so many people in the mix that there is no way to get to the truth,because of all of them. So charge all of them.
Something is wrong with a legal system where a little girl is murdered and no one answers for it.
What's sadder is that it's her own family,the ones that are suppose to love her,are getting away with murder.
by TMMason 11 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 Live Life Loving 11 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 JJin26 11 years ago
Casey Anthony: Do you believe is she Innocent of killing her Daughter or Very Guilty?In the like of the Casey Anthony Verdict and her release from prison, what do you believe after hearing all the facts that was presented in the case, Is she guilty or innocent?
by Stacie L 12 years ago
I have been watching the case on tv and the news commentaries and have my opinions about it. It would be difficult for me to be impartial as a juror since there has been so much publicity about it on the news. Who do you believe? The prosecutor or the defense?
by Bri_bri 11 years ago
I believe that she shouldnt be let out of jail
by justamber 11 years ago
Do you agree with the jury's decision on the Casey Anthony trial?
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