I was lounging in bed this morning and turned on the TV. The verdict is in for the Casey Anthony trial and would be announced in an hour or so. I thought, “They’re so nailing her lying ass to the wall for this one.” I went on to watch Curb Appeal and Jerseylicious. I love 4-day weekends.
After a while, I channel surfed and landed on MSNBC. Casey Anthony Acquitted of Murder. Did I read that right? Apparently. Stunned was the word of the day. News stations kept using that word. Legal eagles predicted she’d be found guilty. Creepy Nancy Grace was ready to administer the lethal injection into her “Tot Mom.”
In the court of public opinion, she was already guilty. I’m part of that public because I totally believe she did it. Those elaborate lies concerning Caylee’s whereabouts raised big red flags. The thing that sealed it for me was her demeanor when Caylee was missing. Wouldn’t most moms be out of their mind with worry? Not Casey. She was partying it up like a single woman without a care in the world. The day before police found out she was missing, she got a tat on her left shoulder – “Bella Vita” – Italian for the good life. Hmm. A good life now that Caylee isn’t in it? This is why I think she killed Caylee. She was a party girl and having a toddler just did not fit in that lifestyle.
Of course, I can’t prove this. That was the job of the prosecution – to prove she killed Caylee with not much more than circumstantial evidence. The medical examiner couldn’t even determine the cause of her death. The Prosecution couldn’t do it. And the defense offered up a plausible scenario – an accident that went horribly wrong. There is your reasonable doubt.
All the prosecutors could prove was that she’s a liar. Guilty on 4 counts of lying to investigators. Big whoop. Up to one year for each count. She’s already served two. I’ve heard experts say that she’ll probably get timed served.
Jose Baez, Casey’s defense attorney, said, “While we’re happy for Casey, there are no winners in this case.” Sure there are. Casey won. She got the best defense free publicity could buy. When she gets out, she can get l’ho fatta franca tattooed on her right shoulder.
I got away with it…