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My Thoughts On: Casey Anthony

July 7, 2011
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I know the topic of the Casey Anthony trial has been played out in every way possible all over the news, but I had to inject my own thoughts because we’ve just witnessed a very critical piece of our own history.  With her sentencing today, Casey Anthony, while found not guilty of murdering her daughter, she was given a four-year prison sentence which will be reduced as a result of credit for time-served.  Ultimately, she may only spend the next month to month and a half in prison.

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This is the American justice system and there are two outcomes for murder: guilty or not guilty.  And the decision is made based on physical evidence.  Knowing this, I think it is fair to say that there was not enough solid evidence to convict her (bring on the hate comments); however, I do have my own doubts as to her court-determined innocence.

It is so frustrating to me that a woman whose own flesh and blood innocent daughter DIED (whether by Casey’s hand or accidental, I don’t want to speculate) and she covered it up for months.  It is unbelievable that our court system has no way to serve justice to a woman who doesn’t report the death of her own child and in fact, hides the death of her child.

My opinions of course are not the only of this kind and the internet exploded with comments following the ‘Not Guilty’ reading just a few days ago.  Now, there is a petition on Change.org to pass “Caylee’s Law”, which would make it a federal offense for a parent or guardian to not notify law enforcement of a child going missing in a timely manner.

So, if you have a similar opinion, feel free to sign the petition and take action to prevent another case like this from ever ending in this same way.

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