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…..no.