*the above is an example of what grieving may look like.
To say that I am shocked at the verdict of the Casey Anthony case is an understatement. I am not only shocked but I am chilled to the bone. First I want to acknowledge that this entire episode, the last 3 years, the murder of her daughter, all can end up being the best thing that could have happened to Casey Marie Anthony.
Not only did she get away with murder and was found innocent, but she will now under the law be able to profit substantially from her daughter’s murder and her experience. She will in the end not ever have to get a real job as she has always liked it. She will not have to be bothered by the responsibility of taking care of her child and is now free to surround herself with the many strange fans out there that will become her lackeys. But most importantly she has gotten rid of her parents, to her pleasure her father in particular, no more having to deal with those two, let them rot and grow old in their little house at Hopespring drive surrounded by memories of Caylee.
I am chilled to bone that this sociopath, this pathological liar and emotionless woman has never had to pay for the consequences of her actions, not even after stealing money from her sick grandfather or stealing checks from grandma and her close friends, to then go splurge on her boyfriend and herself while knowing her daughter lay rotting in the woods near her parents. What lesson does this teach her? It solidifies her belief that she can do no wrong. I am convinced she will kill again.
According to her 3rd story of what happened, Caylee was never missing. This means that while hundreds of people volunteered their time, and lots of money was being donated to her family, she was standing by and letting it happen and continuously claiming the false kidnapping. While Eqquasearch and Tim Miller were pouring all of their resources into finding Caylee while having to turn down other families of missing kids that needed him, this entire time, Casey continued to lie to everyone and watched as people cried over her missing child and suffered in fear. Her lawyer back in 2008 was on television proclaiming the real kidnappers and Caylee will be found. The drowning story that snowed the jury had not yet been made up. While all this was happening, while she was on the news proclaiming there was a kidnapper, while the detectives asked her repeatedly to tell them where Caylee was, she kept it to herself. She pretended to cry and worry about a child she knew was dead. She told her parents they were in danger and being watched. Her mothered begged for her to tell her who was watching.
Tim Miller has stated that he is seeking to sue her for a return of the money Eqquasearch spent on the false searches. I agree.
When I heard the verdict I felt like my head was underwater. When I heard the jury was back after 11 hours and had not asked to review evidence or request read backs or even ask the judge a question on law, I knew it was not a good sign.
Many people began to ride the “the prosecution did not prove their case” train. While others hopped on the “Jose Baez is amazing” train. The only thing the defense was successful in doing was confusing the jury on what reasonable doubt is and describing the law in a way that made them believe that the cause of death was needed even for the lesser of the two charges, when in reality there are cases where there are no bodies, cause of death due to bones has not been determined and murderers still go to jail. In tricking the jury they were successful. However, I blame the jury for taking the word of the defense without consulting and looking at the evidence, ignoring opening statements as they were instructed to do as these were not to be considered as evidence. That included the story of the drowning and description of how it happened and the sex abuse. They were instructed that they were not to consider these two claims unless the defense backs it with evidence.
The only thing the defense had to support the drowning was that Caylee liked to swim and could maybe climb the pool ladder alone, an action that no one ever saw her do. The prosecution was successful in proving that Cindy Anthony removed the pool ladder on June 16th as she always said she did. They had the evidence proving the drowning could not have happened between the 9:00am and 2:00pm due to Casey’s computer entries and her IMs with friends. This evidence was objected on by the defense while the jury was out of the room, because the defense claimed they were not going to offer a time for the drowning. They were peddling a made up story and offered no time for the drowning, how could the jury have not seen that flaw? How could they overlook that they were never told at what time of day the drowning happened? But even so it was well established that George and Cindy were at work after Casey left for her fake job, Casey’s cell phone pinged for the next four hours from the Anthony neighborhood after George was seen crossing a toll on his way to work. She is then seen again that evening at blockbuster with her man and no Caylee. She is unaccounted for for four hours. This is conclusive evidence that whatever happened to Caylee did not happen while George or Cindy were in the home and only Casey had access to Caylee. Had they asked for a timeline in the deliberation room, this would have made it clear, but they didn't.
To my utter horror people around me who had not followed this case other than in the media, were now proclaiming to me that there was reasonable doubt, that the evidence did not link Casey, that the detectives right down to the FBI “botched this”.
They say that the defense came up strong with reasonable doubt. But I know all of this is false, because I was watching the trial, I was glued to jury selection, I watched every motion argued, read every report, watched all the depositions, witnessed defense lawyers join the team then quit. I watched Cheney mason claim Casey was lying and was guilty right before he did an about face and joined the team. I was there on July 15th when this was just creeping up in the media and in my very first post about this case I put up a picture of Casey after she was first arrested, her smiling young face was to me at the time a contradiction of what an abusive murdering mother would look like. I was conflicted by the indifference and criminal act of a mother not reporting her daughter missing and the smiling face of a pretty young woman looking back at me. I thought to myself, “This can’t be right, there must be another explanation”. I sincerely believe this is how the jury felt when they looked at Casey, that this could not be true, that this mother could not have drugged her daughter, suffocated her with duct tape, tripled bagged her and then thrown her body in her car trunk to then go rent a movie with her boyfriend. There are people saying this motive of wanting to be free was ridiculous. Why would Casey kill her child in order to be with this new boyfriend? That is the most popular motive for mothers who kill their children and why men kill their entire families.
Susan Smith drove her kids into a lake and watched them drown just because her new boyfriend told her he was not into raising another man’s kids. Susan Smith was molested and raped for years by her stepfather, who admitted on the witness stand that he did indeed have sex with Susan while she was a child. Susan was evaluated and was diagnosed with several mental problems, her story about being carjacked was only proven false by a stop light that she claims was red, but would only be triggered red if another vehicle was coming through, she told investigators that there were no other cars in the intersection. That one lie got Susan Smith a life sentence, she confessed after 9 days even though there was no DNA, fingerprints, eyewitness, or video capture of the incident, but then again Susan Smith looks like this:
Darlie Routier another mother sentenced to death for the murder of her son. Darlie said an intruder came in and stabbed her and her two sons, she herself sustained stab wounds, and ultimately her lies got her sentenced to death. Some of the strongest evidence against Darlie was that when taken in the ambulance herself she never asked how the boys were (well we all know Casey admitted that on the day Caylee died she slept over Tony’s house and stayed in bed with him all day the following day, talk about indifference), but we are to believe everyone grieves differently. Her case was based on circumstantial evidence and blood splatter. She was still sentenced to death by lethal injection and you guessed it, she looks like this:
Diane Downs is accused of shooting herself and her three children, killing one, she claims she was carjacked. When she drives to the hospital she is immediately suspected because she was “just too calm for a mother whose children had just been shot”. Another child killer who claims she was molested by daddy and who is accused of trying to kill her children because she wanted to continue an affair. She got 25 years to life. She looks like this:
I can literally go on and on about mother’s who kill their children for men and wanting to be free, so for anyone to say that the prosecution’s motive for Casey killing her daughter was silly, you obviously do not know how many cases there are out there with the same ingredients. Parents kill their children for a lot less these days like the child crying while the parent is playing a video game, this was a case I just read about last week!
The difference between these mothers and Casey are that these mothers did not get rid of the bodies and lie about the child’s whereabouts for weeks. They didn’t stall until the body was turned to bones. They don’t have pretty little childlike faces to pout and rub during testimony.
Casey wanted to continue her relationship with a boyfriend who would often text her “Can’t you get someone to watch the offspring?” “Where is the offspring’s nanny?” And she did not want Caylee or her parents in her way.
The evidence against Casey that was ignored by the jury because in my opinion they just could not get over her appearance and her claim that daddy and her bother molested her and she was a victim of a scary family. Also the misconception that one needs DNA, an eyewitness or video tape of the murder in order to find someone guilty even of the lesser charge of manslaughter in this case, is based on silly TV shows that offer this evidence continuously every half hour. Combine this with Cheney Mason and Jose Baez talking for hours about how the law says they have to find her not guilty because they don’t know how Caylee died, even though the duct tape on the skull is evidence that the child was purposely suffocated, lead a weak and lazy jury to make of it what they wanted to believe even though there was no evidence to suggest it.
One alternate juror actually said he felt sorry for Casey and that her father seemed suspect, even though the evidence did not support any other possible reasonable theory, other than Casey being the killer. Another Juror said there was no confirmed cause of death therefore they felt there was no proof of murder even though this body was mere bones and cause of death was impossible to confirm, although the duct tape fixed over the mouth holding the jaw bone together was proof enough that this was no accident. There are people who are convicted with less evidence and no bodies. No cause of death for Laci Peterson and one hair with a death band found in Scott Peterson’s boat and he sits on death row.
Her lies and continuous story shifts. For 31 days Casey lied to her family and friends about Caylee’s location. She was her normal bubbly self, attending parties, drinking dancing, hanging out with her new friends. She was texting, updating facebook and getting tattoos. She showed no emotional loss of anything. She was shedding no tears. She was doing and acting no different. Her lies would have continued had her mother not discovered her abandoned car in a tow yard. The absence of guilt worry and emotion lends to the evidence that there was no concern. If you apply the drowning theory, this means that just minutes after seeing her baby dead in the arms of her father, she was able to adjust to life just fine, not ever concerned or worried or interested in what was going to happen to her baby’s body. That she desired no resting place to visit. Common sense screams out to you that this is not how a loving mother reacts.
She parked and left her smelly car near a dumpster and filled the trunk with garbage bags from her boyfriend’s house. Since it was a parking spot I imagine she didn’t think it would be towed. The garbage and the dumpster would mask the smell of death from her car. This is unchallengeable evidence because her boyfriend picked her up from this location, meaning that it is factual that Casey dumped her car, not her daddy. The garbage was from here man's house, confirmed to be his. How would George get Tony's garbage if he didn't even know he existed?
There were 3 versions of her story, the last was the drowning story that incriminated her father and accused both her dad and her brother of sexual abuse which her defense presented at trial during opening statements but never offered up evidence of. The defense claimed this was the reason for her lies, not that she was hiding something just that molested children lie. For three years she stood accused of murder and never once uttered the words “accident”. She sat in jail, bounced in and out on bond and never uttered the words “accident” to anyone. When the accident theory was offered by many people, she rejected it with scorn and sarcasm and laughter. The jury was instructed that the opening statement of the defense about the drowning and the abuse should not be accepted as evidence unless the defense showed evidence of this during trial. We know they didn’t and so the jury did not follow this instruction.
Her indifference to her child’s death. Her lawyers claim she came upon her little girl’s dead body while in the arms of her father and that Casey cried and cried. By the evening she was walking through blockbuster in her boyfriend’s arms. When did this so called drowning happen? There is no evidence that the drowning was even a possibility. George Anthony left for work by 2:00 pm. After Casey is seen leaving her home with Caylee at around noon and George’s easy pass crosses a toll, Casey’s cell phone pings are still near her house for the next 4 hours she is alone with Caylee, until she reappears at blockbuster with no Caylee. Caylee is never seen or heard from again.
George Anthony denies having an affair with a volunteer. The volunteer who denied the affair to authorities, but not to the national enquirer, claims George told her it was mistake that snowballed out of control. However, the prosecution proved that she could not determine if he meant “he thought it could have been accident” or if he said he knew it was an accident. The judge instructs the jury that the volunteer’s statement could not be used as evidence to the guilt or innocence of Casey Anthony and should only be considered to impeach George Anthony regarding the affair. Again as we hear from jurors saying one of the reasons they found her not guilty was because of this witness' testimony. We learn again that the jury did not follow the instructions from the judge.
After Casey left the home on June 16th, her car was exclusively in her position as evidence showed Casey was telling her parents she was in Tampa, Jacksonville, and various other places. The evidence also shows from June 16 – June 23th Casey is with Tony and is not seen by her parents.
On June 18th while her parents are at work she backs her car into her parent’s garage and then borrows a shovel from a neighbor.
On June 23rd Casey and Tony break into her parent’s shed to steal gas cans and gas for her car.
On June 24th she is back at the Anthony home but is surprised when she finds her dad at home, he was supposed to be at work. Her dad tries to get something out of her car but she refuses to let him near her car trunk. She fights with him, returns the gas cans and leaves in a huff.
On or about June 16th she changes her facebook and other passwords to Timer55. She later explains to Lee Anthony that this password is connected with Caylee’s disappearance. It would have been 55 days since June 16th until Caylee’s 3rd birthday when no one was going to accept that Caylee was with the nanny anymore, this was her reminder to get a new lie started or flee. She also erases hundreds of photos of Caylee from her photobucket account.
Her lies continue until July 15th when her mother finds her not in Jacksonville where she claimed to be, but at Tony’s house a boyfriend her parents didn’t even know she had. She at first pretends everything is fine, but when her mother calls police, she then tells her first story about the leaving Caylee with the nanny and the nanny taking her.
Casey’s lies about where she worked, various people who she claims knew about the kidnapping all turn out to be false, including her nanny. Detective John Allen and Yuri Mellich confront her about her lies they ask her if Caylee’s death was an accident, she denies it several times. Continues to insist there is a nanny. She even goes so far as to say she spoke to Caylee that very day.
She later changes her story to cover up her negligence and claims the baby was taken by force at a park, by the nanny and the nanny’s sister.
Casey’s car is taken into evidence. A hair in the trunk of Casey’s car belongs to Caylee and has the characteristics of a death band, this is the same science used to convict Scott Peterson of 1st degree murder with no cause of death. Prosecutors go to great lengths to show how reliable the science is. It was only one hair, but since the body was triple bagged this is a miracle hair. Jose Baez proceeds to lie to the jury during his closing about this type of science never being used in a capital murder case and this being the first time in Florida. This is false as we all know this convicted Scott Peterson. But the lack of understanding made this jury toss this as they trusted his word on that.
Coffin wax, coffin flies, maggots and adipose all found in the trunk of the car, all products of decomposition. Caylee was bagged 3 times which makes this evidence also an amazing find. The smell of death verified by science and numerous sources, including her mother and father. The garbage in the trunk was proven by evidence that it could NOT have produced any of the above scientific evidence, confirmed by both the defense and prosecution evidence. The garbage contained no food. This means the flies, the wax; the adipose could not have been from anything other than a decomposing body, confirmed by the smell and death band hair. Why the jury could not accept this evidence is beyond me and they at least should have looked it over one time during deliberations. Jose Baez even admits in his closing that the car may have been used to transport the body. The jury should have gone over the evidence that confirmed Casey only had access to this car.
Extremely high levels of chloroform are found in the trunk of the car. Chloroform in a product of decomposition, we all produce this when we decompose, this alone is again proof that a body decomposed in that car, but to add that the levels where shockingly high connects the computer evidence. Jose claimed since the trunk was not visually dirty then there was no body. If Caylee is bagged three times and we still find her hair, flies, maggots, coffin wax, chloroform and adipose in that car it means this car was not clean. A juror claimed the chloroform could have been from cleaning products, what kind of cleaning product leaves the likes of the above all over the car trunk? common sense again ignored.
Computer analysts find searches for “how to make chloroform”, “neck breaking”, “house hold weapons”, and “head injuries” etc. on the home computer under Casey’s login conducted at a time Casey was the only one home to make these searches. Her mother tried to claim the searches were hers but was impeached by her work records. George Anthony was not living at home at the time, nor was Lee.
The body is found 15 houses away from the Anthony home.
Caylee was found in shorts and a T-shirt and a non chlorine filled pull-up– not in PJ’s that she would have to be wearing if she crawled in the pool in the early morning hours while Casey slept. It is said she was found without shoes and this was somehow proof she was in the pool. But we have statements from Casey that the police never even found “all of her clothes”. If you kill a child in your home you do not have to put shoes on them before bagging them.
The body was disposed of with a baby blanket taken from the Anthony home, a laundry bag from the Anthony home and then placed in two garbage bags.
The body is heavily decomposed to bones and is partially scattered among the debris. Duct tape is found over the mouth and nose of the skull keeping the jaw in place. There is expert testimony from BOTH sides that each said the tape had to be over the mouth in order to have kept the jaw in place, before decomposition. It is impossible for a jaw to stay in place while a body decomposes unless something is keeping it together. THIS IS ALSO IGNORED.
The defense’s outrages claim that Roy Kronk the meter reader who found the body actually took the body home and was the one to place the duct tape over the mouth and nose after it was already reduced to bones is not only ridiculous and meaningless and against all logic, but it was disputed by the plant growth at the body dump. The plant roots were growing through the skull, bag and baby blanket, indicating this body was not staged or moved and placed there by the killer.
The duct tape was a rare brand from the Anthony home.
Dog handlers hit both on Casey’s car and near the playhouse in the Anthony back yard. This was conclusive with the claim that Casey tried to bury her in the backyard of the home on the day the shovel was borrowed while both her parents were at work.
There was only one possible killer and no reasonable doubt leading to anyone else:
Casey was the only one who had motive:
Her lies were falling apart. One of her lies served to set up the foundation for a need to leave the state (her fake relationship with the imaginary rich Jeff Hopkins). Her new boyfriend was not into kids. Her new life was being threatened because her mother had insisted she take care of her child. Her stealing was discovered, her fake job was on the cusp of being found out and Caylee was talking and was not going to keep up with the lies Casey was telling. For 31 one days she lived the best life she had lived since Caylee was born.
Casey was the only one with the opportunity:
She had complete access and control of Caylee’s whereabouts. Cindy was at work on June 16th and George was at work by 2pm. Casey was seen without Caylee by late that evening. Casey was seen leaving her home with Caylee at noon by George. Her computer shows she was on IM, Facebook from the early morning of June 16th until about the time George says they left.
Casey had the means:
She had access to Caylee. She had complete control of Caylee. She was the last to be seen with Caylee. She was the only one with access to car after June 16th. She had access to the duct tape. She had access to the baby blanket, laundry bag and garbage bags.
Although my enormous post can’t change the fact that she will walk free next week, it helped me release some of the anger and confusion I felt about the jury’s verdict. I think they were confused by doubt vs. reasonable doubt and what is not reasonable to me may have been to them. But I just wish the 6 jurors who wanted to convict of the lesser charge of manslaughter would have stuck it out, asked for evidence and read backs to help make their case to the other 6 not guilty jurors. I don’t think they gave this case enough time. I think they were bamboozled by the defense’s explanation of why they couldn’t convict not realizing that the evidence was all that mattered, not claims by the defense that the state just wants to win. I think this was a huge mistake and that we will not hear the last from Casey as a person like this, especially after getting away with the biggest of all sins, will continue to use and abuse and hurt in this world. Common sense was ignored.
Rest in Peace Caylee Marie Anthony