Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's An OJ Repeat



Like everyone else, I was waiting with baited breath today for the Casey Anthony verdict to come in.  I was hoping it would be several more days though.  I don't follow many of these court cases but I very clearly remember that it took just a few hours for the OJ Simpson verdict to come in.  And for whatever reason, in my pea brain, a short deliberation an a major case means a guilty person is going to walk free.

And sadly, I was right.

What a crappy thing to be right on!  I will admit that the evidence was tissue thin.  But ole' girl admitted to the newest story of being there when Caylee Marie drown and then covering it up.  And then was found guilty of lying to police.  One would think that would be a clear indicator that she had her hand far deeper in that pot of sludge.

But I guess notsomuch.

The completely gross part is that Nancy Grace (so.  super duper.  annoying.) is probably right that Casey will make a mint off of this with books and Lifetime movies.  And my guess is that she will never look back or feel a tinge of guilt.

Do you think she will actually move home with George and Cindy?  I mean, she just accused them of molesting her and then helping her with the cover up.  But they are so wrapped up in the emotion of this being their daughter...  I honestly don't think they are as creepy as the media has made them out to be.  Follow me here.  They have lived through hell on earth for three years.  They have wanted desperately to believe that their daughter was telling them the truth.  They have lost finances, freedom to walk outside without being screamed at, the feeling of safety and peace in their own home, nearly all of their friends and supporters, and their good names.  I am sure they did things wrong.  Don't we all?  But I just don't think you can live through all of that and not be changed in a big way.  I have a feeling they no longer even know what's true and untrue at this point.  They've just been spinning to save their child for so many years that they are near unraveling.  I certainly would be.

I also think George and Cindy secretly wanted Casey to be found guilty!

Regardless, this case has left the majority of the nation a bit shocked.  I hope a few jury members change their minds and decide to speak to someone in the media.  Diane Sawyer would be a great interviewer.  I am just so damn curious to know their thought process...

10 comments:

Susan R said...

Hells Bells! I just heard the news myself.
I immediately thought of the same thing..."OJ Simpson Repeat".
I guess you can fool some of the people some of the time, but in the end...

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Well said. I believe they wanted her to be found guilty, but not get the death penalty.

JulesTX said...

Couldn't agree more, I imeediately thought of the OJ verdict and thought...how did this happen again ? I too believe that her parents know deep down she is guilty but were blinded by the tragedy of losing thier grand daughter.

The Southern Lady said...

Good morning from Tokyo!

We just woke up to the news so we're still processing the unfairness of the verdict. That said, I had a good talk with one of my friends who is a lawyer and in the end, have to agree with her. The jury did their job. Unfortunately this was a case that~as you said~had tissue thin evidence. The jury was instructed to find her guilty based on certain criteria, and much of that criteria wasn't proved. The burden of proof was on the State and it was a high and hard one. As a mother, it pains me to think about this tragedy, but I take comfort in one thing: while Casey Anthony escaped judgement on Earth, there is much Higher one waiting for her down the line. She won't escape that one.

My best to you...

Warmly,

Elizabeth

The enchanted home said...

This is a total travesty of justice and literally it turned my stomach when the verdict was read. I am sure there will be a huge public outcry and backlash, I am dumbfounded, truly as I was with OJ. Her behavior is unconsciounable. Truly. I thought right away of the OJ verdict too.....the saddest thing is the only "loser" in this whol tragic story is that darling 2 year old who lost her young and innocent life.

madras 'n pearls said...

I heard earlier that her parents believe she is guilty. They left right after the verdict was read and din't even give her a hug. A bit bizarre... And as far as her defense expenses go, the Florida tax payer is picking up that tab..Karma will get the chick in the end...

Ruth said...

We were all shocked at work. Just proves the justice system doesn't always work.

Tariro said...

This case hurt people everywhere! This really opens up to anyone who may commit a murder because they'll think oh well, ill get off........i dont know. And I definitely think Nancy Grace (dont like her much) was right about the books and movies! Its sick.

(btw im so sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but the boots were from madewell.)

The Expatriate said...

So crazy - I thought for sure it would be a guilty verdict especially after the tow guys testimony that he smelled a rotting smell coming out of her trunk (and several others). The defense must have really planted seeds of doubt in the jurors mind, and if doubtful you have to a acquit. I am really really shocked they didn't convict her on a lesser charge - what a crazy trial!

JMW said...

Yeah, very disappointed in this verdict. While the evidence may be thin, how do you explain not reporting your child missing for more than 30 days?? She's guilty and has gotten away with murder. I hope there will be no post-trial interviews, although I'm sure the networks are lining up.

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