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Would Casey Anthony Make A Great Read? Mom Talk

Don't hurt her, ignore her.

She’s out. She’s free. Now what?

Twelve citizens said Casey Anthony did not commit first degree murder of her baby girl.

She’s been secretly whisked away in a private plane to God knows where like the end of a John Grisham novel.

Now what?

The woman has no notable skills. She has no advanced training or education. She’s been portrayed as a party girl who needs a spanking.

Did she do it? I don’t know. What I do know is that some jurors said there was not enough evidence to convict on first degree murder. They said they would have found her guilty had the charge been merely manslaughter.

Hum. That’s one of the few details about the trial that I actually paid attention to.

Looking ahead, Casey Anthony is one of the most famous alleged baby killers in modern history. At least until the next news cycle. How is she going to earn a living? Who will hire her? Will she be able to wait tables or work as a store clerk? Even if she cuts her long ponytail, her sour puss and big ears are a dead giveaway, pun intended. She’ll be easily recognized.

She’s going to have to turn to the media for some book or movie deal. She’ll have to tell all, cough, gag, wheeze. Personally, I don’t want to listen to that woman cry in her beer about the fifteen different excuses she came up with during her trial. She’s a convicted liar, liar, pants on fire, and I don’t want to hear it.

Therefore, all you book publishers and reality show producers, listen up. I will not pay a single penny to find out what Casey Anthony has to say. I will not purchase any products she advertises. I will not so much as pay for the gas to drive to the library to check out a book for free. So if you’re chomping at the bit for her to sign on the dotted line, count me out.

This reminds me of when I attended the funeral of my college roommate, Julie Welch. She was killed in the Oklahoma City Bombing. Having witnessed the rubble and smelled the charred flesh, I felt justice would be best served if Timothy McVeigh were sentenced to a lifetime of community service in OKC. The death penalty was too easy on him.

Similarly, maybe it is best for Casey Anthony to be “free” after such a public trial. Make no mistake, I am encouraging no violence or physical harm to the woman. I just think that the Amish got it going on when they shun someone: it’s a life of living hell.

Let’s do that to Casey Anthony. Let’s ignore her. Let her gain absolutely nothing from her fame. I hope she has no friends, no work, nowhere to go. I hope she’s scared, not injured.

Except maybe it’s about time that her parent takes her over his knee and gives her a spanking long overdue.

Sheila Raddatz July 20, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Towards the end of the trial, we were in the Orlando area and we watched her trial daily, we had no choice, it was one every station. The stories, facts, etc. that we heard during the trial would haunt anyone with a conscience. Question is, does Casey have a conscience? Judging by the picture above, I say no.
trivialthings July 20, 2011 at 05:57 PM
I believe there were 12 uninformed/ignorant people confined in 1 room and a very poor prosecution team that tried to put this case together. I read in another story one of the jurors claimed they couldn't find her guilty of murder because the prosecution didn't prove how the child was murdered. People have been convicted without a body! Now they say they would have convicted on manslaughter charges. Just another lame excuse. From Law.com: beyond a reasonable doubt adj. part of jury instructions in all criminal trials, in which the jurors are told that they can only find the defendant guilty if they are convinced "beyond a reasonable doubt" of his or her guilt. Sometimes referred to as "to a moral certainty," the phrase is fraught with uncertainty as to meaning... Beyond a reasonable doubt, NOT just doubt! Knowing that the child was placed in a plastic bag and thrown into a swamp like common garbage to rot, and the mother DID NOT report her missing for 31 DAYS, can any of those jurors, particulalry the MOTHERS on that jury, can ANY of them have any REASONABLE doubt. As a parent, which one of those jurors would wait 31 DAYS before reporting their child was missing? Knowing all the CIRCUMSTANTIAL evidence that pointed toward the childs MURDERER, can any of them have a REASONABLE DOUBT? Just 12 uninformed/ignorant people all confined in one room with NO thought of enforcing the rights of the VICTIM, but CONCERNED for the criminal!
Rebekah July 21, 2011 at 02:38 AM
Excuse me, the jurors did not say she did not commit first degree murder, they said her attorneys provided enough doubt. In fact, every juror who has spoke publicly has said she had some role in Caylee's death. I'm a journalist too. Get your facts right please.
microfiche July 21, 2011 at 04:21 AM
I agree, Rebekah. According to the jurors you have spoken, they absolutely did not think she was "innocent"; they conceded that she indeed did do "something", they just couldn't be sure what. I don't think any publication authored by this young lady would be worthwhile. All we know about her, for sure, is that she lies utterly and completely. If I wanted a good fiction, there are plenty of talented writers to read. I do wish the public would get off this story though. She will be laughing all the way to the bank, because, at this point, she is a bankable interview. People love to hate her, and, oh yes, there are any number things to be disgusted by. But, she will profit from people's insatiable interest. The not guilty verdict is good enough for this piece of work. Let's not further reward her despicable behaviour.
Dawn July 21, 2011 at 05:17 AM
I for one do not think she was totally responsible. I am in FL and have been flooded by this case but there are so many discrepancies. I do think the father had something to do with it. I wonder if Casey didn't lie to protect her dad. The body was discovered long after Casey's car was impounded and, I believe, after she was already in jail (I could be wrong on the timing). But I do think the most important thing to take from the Amish is their ability to truly forgive. Just as they did the man who went into the schoolhouse and killed all those girls. Casey Anthony is going to have a hard enough life with all this hate. Here's a question - have you never lied or cheated, stolen or anything? I know I have. Let's not cast stones at others when we're just as guilty in different ways. If you take a true look in the mirror you'll realize you're not much better than Casey Anthony. Maybe you've never been accused of murder, but I'm sure you've thought about it before. Jesus says what we think and do in the heart is the same as actually committing the act. Wake up and let go of the hate and realize this girl is a child of God who needs a huge dose of Jesus.
microfiche July 21, 2011 at 08:52 AM
Dawn, you really are diminishing the situation. And the father definitely had nothing to do with it; I followed this case diligently, from day one. It was definitely all Casey, forgiveness or no. We know that Casey is a unbelievably selfish; do you really think she'd lie for anyone and sit in jail for three years out of loyalty or altruism? Absolutely not - she tried to pin it on Jesse Grund, etc, in the beginning. She would have thrown anyone to the wolves, and she did - her clueless parents and brother. The father nonsense was a defence's red herring concocted at the 11th hour. They had tried numerous other strategies before settling on this. Obviously it work.
nasreena July 21, 2011 at 01:04 PM
microfiche , i agree with u
nasreena July 21, 2011 at 01:05 PM
she is v selfish. n she will never sit in jail for three years for anyone
toDawn July 21, 2011 at 11:24 PM
Dawn, I beg to differ. Not everyone is a child of God unless they have been "adopted". Not all who say Lord, Lord, belong to him. Not all are His children. She may be part of God's creation, but she is no child of God. The need for justice is because we are made in the image of God. This girl got away with murder, she needs to be brought to justice and since the justice system here failed, she will face the music on the day of judgment. We are able to cast stones because we are called to uphold righteousness. Judgment of what is wrong or right is not a sin nor is it wrong. Just look at the biblical references for judging John 7:15-24 - Jesus told the Jews that they would be judged in the same manner they judge. It was not to discourage righteous judgment it was to point out hypocrisy. Otherwise, our Justice system is out of line. You cannot have rules because that is judging, laws would be judgmental. If you pick one restaurant over another you are being judgmental...the list goes on. Scripture needs to be taken into the context with the entirety of the Bible. Not pulled out to serve one's purpose.
trivialthings July 22, 2011 at 03:54 PM
"... attorneys provided enough doubt." "Enough doubt" and beyond a reasonable doubt are miles apart. They prove their uninformed/ignorant decision by the very statement you put in you reply, "...every juror who has spoke publicly has said she had some role in Caylee's death." In other words, they had "some" doubt, but not beyond a reasonable doubt, and were not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that she murdered or was complicit in the murder of Caylee. "Get your facts right please."

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