Do you read Ann Rule books? I do. Ms. Rule takes you through all sides and angles of a crime story and tries to help us understand the what’s and why’s and how’s of a criminal and their victims. She helps you to see how important evidence is and understand how and why a jury must look at that evidence and only that evidence and not rule with their emotions.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and state what I am sure will be an unpopular opinion. Please note that it is just that. My opinion. Please don't send me hate mail or death threats.
I do believe that Casey Anthony is most guilty and would have liked to have seen her convicted. There are a lot of emotions running rampant with this case. People are in shock and in a state of disbelief that she was found not guilty. Here’s the thing. Just because you believe someone to be guilty does not change the fact that they cannot and should not be convicted based solely on that belief. There is a due process that must be met and who the accused are and what the case is does not change that. Nor should we want it to.
I believe the jury did what it was supposed to do. They had to decide the case based on the evidence given them and they felt it just wasn't there for a conviction. They looked at what was presented by the prosecution team and found it lacking. There just wasn’t the evidence to prove motive or even cause of death. If juries vote based on feelings and emotions rather than what is presented to them, then the justice system fails. I side with the jury and thank them for their service in the horrendous task that was theirs.
Casey Anthony cannot be tried again for the same crimes as she was charged here with but there surely other charges that can apply. With a little more time there may be more evidence brought to light that can produce a guilty verdict in other charges. It won’t be as severe a conviction as murder but it would be better than nothing. It’s not over till it’s over, and it’s not over.Click here to see story on the jury.