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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2011-07-05 14:45
Subject: Jaw drop
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My jaw literally dropped when I saw the headline -- Casey Anthony acquitted of murder

This entry was originally posted at http://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/302960.html.
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Tanya D.
User: tanyad
Date: 2011-07-05 19:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Clearly I've been under a rock and haven't heard of this case. What's the issue and why is the acquittal a surprise?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2011-07-05 20:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This was the case about the mom who is believed to have killed her two- or three-year old daughter by means unknown and who hid the fact that her child was "missing" from her family & friends (and the police) for just about a month before her lies about where her child was began to unravel. It was another six months or so before the child's skeletal remains were found. Because no soft tissues survived, it was impossible for the coroner to definitively state the cause of death although she did rule it a homicide. The defense claimed the child died of accidental drowning and the mom panicked and hid the body, allegedly with her father's help.

I've been following this case since the time the child was missing and I'm stunned at the verdict. If you look in the dictionary there's a fair chance you'll see my picture next to entry for gullible, but even I don't believe Anthony is innocent.
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Tanya D.
User: tanyad
Date: 2011-07-05 20:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh her... ok. (I'm at work so I didn't take a moment to Google it) wow, how could anyone think she was innocent?

WTFF?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2011-07-05 20:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think she's guilty and I think the only thing that saved her from a guilty verdict was the fact that the exact cause of death could not be determined.
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seagray
User: seagray
Date: 2011-07-05 20:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was pretty shocked, too. Didn't expect that, but then a co-worker told me that she heard 'analysis' last night that said it would be hard to get a guilty verdict. Not enough hard evidence.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2011-07-05 20:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Looks like the analyst nailed it. *sigh*
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2011-07-05 20:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Clearly not good enough seeing the not guilty verdict. The part that worried me all along was the lack of hard evidence as to what killed the child. I'm no lawyer, but I think if the jury finds the defendant guilty of say, choking someone to death and later is is determined that the dead person was really shot to death, the guilty verdict is tossed out and the rule of double-jeopardy applies.

I think Casey Anthony is responsible for Caylee's death (and I doubt it was by drowning). For me, the two most likely causes are an overdose of chloroform (given to the child to knock her out so the mom could go & party) or leaving the child in her mother's car while the mom was out shopping and/or partying and having her die from getting too hot.
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lady Infidel
User: ladyinfidel
Date: 2011-07-05 20:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
i just didn't understand why it was national news. kids are killed all the time by family members. i barely knew about this one but why was it different?
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2011-07-05 20:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There were no hotter stories at the time this one broke, the kid was a cute little white-skinned blond girl, the mom was a partier (wet t-shirt contests and tattoos), and watching the string of lies she told come unglued (at one point she claimed her child had been kidnapped by her nanny (a non-existent nanny as was later revealed) made for fascinating news coverage.
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maddiec24
User: maddiec24
Date: 2011-07-06 01:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was stunned as well.

I saw this on my forum today(and boy, is everyone there pissed) and thought it was an interesting theory:

Dr. Drew talked about what he thinks happened on the Adam Carolla show a few weeks ago. I think his take is the most reasonable so far. He said Zani the nanny was just a joke Casey had, because when she'd go out she probably gave the kid xanax to keep her asleep, thus the drug is a Xani Nanny. Eventually she might have looked for a cheaper way to keep her child asleep and tried to make homemade chloroform. And accidently used too much or screwed up.
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Jen
User: greenlady2
Date: 2011-07-06 18:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If Casey Anthony had reported her daughter missing immediately, had told no lies and cooperated with the police throughout the case, and had then been accused of murder on little evidence... then I'd have no qualms over her being found 'innocent'. The thing is, whether she's guilty of murder or not, she was responsible for her daughter, and she didn't act responsibly at all. Therefor, whether or not she actually physically killed her daughter, she's guilty of her death. Ergo, she is not innocent.
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