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article imageOp-Ed: The Casey Anthony Verdict is In

By Oscar Brooks     Jul 6, 2011 in Crime
The jury in Orlando, Florida found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony. It was an outcome that surprised many people around the country and even defense attorney Jose Baez.
The jury has spoken and Casey Anthony was found not guilty on the serious felony charges of first degree murder and aggravated manslaughter of a child. She was found guilty on four counts of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. I was watching CNN and even some of the commentators who were supposed to be objective, were clearly not thrilled with the verdict. Casey Anthony was not guilty in the courtroom, but guilty in the court of public opinion. If she didn't kill Caylee, then who did? There certainly was no justice for little Caylee. The fact that she was dead for at least a month and then bound with duct tape and dumped in a swamp made this a horrible crime. Someone has to be found accountable for this crime.
It was reported on the Nancy Grace Show that Casey Anthony may make a million dollars from the outcome of this case. We shouldn't forget that the victim in all of this was a 2-year old innocent girl. If Casey Anthony knew anything about how her daughter died, she should have said so. She could have ended all the speculation a long time ago if she knew anything. Whether you agree or disagree with the jury, if there is reasonable doubt, a guilty person may be found not guilty. That seems to be what this case was about, reasonable doubt. If you have ever served on a jury, then you know that everybody may not agree on the verdict. I've served on a jury in a civil case and some of my fellow jurors were angry because I disagreed with their decisions.
This is the system of jurisprudence that we have in the United States and we have to live with it. Remember the so called Trial of the Century or better known as the O.J. Simpson trial. A lot of people didn't agree with that verdict either. There will be other verdicts of other trials that we will disagree on. We didn't know Caylee Anthony, but we know that she should not have died. There have been too many innocent children killed by child molesters, stray bullets, abusive parents and others who have no regard for human life. Caylee Anthony is gone but she will not be forgotten.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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