Thursday, June 23, 2011

To Convict or Not

Since I’ve been home this week, I’ve been sort of watching the Casey Anthony trial. Not religiously mind you, but enough. I just caught her mom’s testimony for the defense. I feel bad for her. I cannot imagine being in her position.

In 2008 she not only lost her granddaughter but her daughter, the mother of that child, was arrested and charged with her murder. Now, it seems, she is still defending her daughter. To a lesser degree perhaps, but still a defense as only a mother could do. And in light of the accusations her daughter has slung in the media, I am just amazed.

I understand the love a mother has for a child. I’ve got that down cold. I don’t have to question it at all. What I find interesting in this case is that even though Casey has said some very nasty things about her father and brother, Cindy is still trying to minimize the impact to her daughter. It seems to me there is a very dysfunctional family here.

Through their attorneys today, the Anthony’s released a statement that basically says they believe their daughter is guilty of at least contributing to the death of their granddaughter. This is huge compared to what was being said three years ago. I’m inclined to agree. Did Casey intentionally kill her daughter? I don’t think so. Did she cause Caylee’s death? I believe so. In that respect, I think Cindy and I would agree.

The saying goes, “A mother’s love knows no bounds”. In this case, it is absolutely an apt statement. I agree with Cindy in that a death sentence is not the answer here. Punishment yes….death…


  1. I don't know...I'm an eye for an eye kind of girl. If it were an accident, you call the police...period.

    I love my children to ALMOST no end...if they were to contribute to the death of my grandchild...all bets are off.

    I wish this trial would be over with. It's have to watch Casey up against the death penalty laughing and flirting with her lawyer...sick, sick, sick!

  2. I think that she wanted to go out partying one night so she knocked the poor baby out with the chlor-stuff and left. When she came home she was dead. Instead of calling the police - because she knew she was damned if she did and damned if she didn't - she decided to make it look like her child had been abducted. But that didn't really work out... and that's why she has so many conflicting stories. So she dumped her child in a field and hoped for the best. And here's what I think will happen to her - the jurors will have to decide beyond a reasonable doubt that she intended to kill her child. Which she didn't, so she will likely not get the death penalty. The "intent" thing will end up being the question. And it will keep her from the gas chamber. But she'll be locked up - and hopefully they throw away the key...

  3. I had no idea about this until I read your post. It hasn't had any media attention as such over in England. I don't agree with the death penalty because it doesn't stop people killing but this lass needs to be punished because she sounds like a right one. She's defo guilty of something and I hope she gets what she deserves. x