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Updated on July 6, 2011

Well done, Judge.

I had written a good article yesterday, but somehow I lost it, owing to a computer glitch or something.

I could not describe how I felt the whole day long for not being able to publish a blog. I was miserable.

Yet, that was yesterday; and I have to put that behind me.

With the verdict in the Casey Anthony's trial, many people were miffed with how the jury arrived at its decision; but the fact remained that murder must be committed with a large amount of evidence presented to offset any kind of doubt that would pinpoint the accused to be found guilty.

Whatever interfered with the guilt of a person, on one hand, and giving that same person or the accused the benefit of the doubt, on the other, should not be permissible. The correct evidence presented to a judge, should convict a person, and not illusions framed as charges.

Harping on the doubt by the defense lawyer created a vacuum in the minds of the jury; and from then on, any chance to get his client to go free was what he hammered on. He was not going to think of a guilty plea for which he would have to apologize to the judge and the jury on behalf of his client, Casey Anthony. He (lawyer) realized that was not the way to go, right from the start.

He threw all the forensic evidence in the face of the prosecutors, saying that none of it was cause for her to be incarcerated. All the evidence that remained after that was one that supported the accidental drowning of the little girl, Caylee. Everybody around her panicked, and they were biding their time to find a way out of a very bad situation.

If there must be a conviction, there must be an enormous amount of evidence to be presented by the prosecution to prove beyond the shadow of doubt that the victim was made to suffer death through malice; but there was no evidence of that. Therefore, to convict a mother for killing her own child became impossible.

Throughout the proceedings of the trial, Casey Anthony was shown to be a loving mother in almost all the videos the court allowed the media to put out for viewers to analyse the case.

They were angry with the little girl, Caylee Anthony, dying at the hands of her mother and under circumstances that should not have permitted that to happen. In other words, people were cross about a loving mother killing her own child; and that was something they found it hard to imagine.

The evidence that she killed her to have a "free life" was not convincing enough; and the fact of the matter was that the grandparents were also present in the household to stop her from doing any harm to the child, to the point of reporting her to the authorities for child abuse. None of that happened.

The rest of the evidence produced was circumstantial, and it could not be used to pronounce a guilty verdict on a mother, who has lost a child through an accidental death. Besides, the counts on which the jury found her guilty were all misdemeanors. She just made up stories to law enforcement officers to cover herself.

Judge Belvin Perry did an extremely good job, in the light of a family case that has attracted so much attention. He could have had some closed sessions to interrupt normal court proceedings; however, that could have made the case increasingly difficult for the public to analyze it. The case was heard in its entirety by the public; with every bit of the evidence showing what took place.

He was convinced that all of it (evidence) must become available to all interested parties, be they the media or members of the general public. He even got the parents of Casey Anthony to come out with everything they had about their daughter to prove that she was negligent, with respect to Ms. Anthony taking good care of their grand daughter, but in the end, they failed to do so.

Well done, judge.


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