Monday, 4 July 2011

Fate in the Hands of Court.

Something that has intrigued and captured my interest in the Casey Anthony case that's capturing the media in  America. It's not as widely talked about here in the UK, so for those of you wondering what it's about, Casey Anthony is accused of killing her two year old daughter in 2008, and if she's found guilty today, then she will be sentenced to death via lethal injection, making her the second youngest female in America to be sentenced to death, and the first to be killed for killing her own child.

I'm not sure where I stand on the death penalty that America serves. It seems as though death, although one of the most definite forms of punishment, I don't feel as though they're being punished for their actions in respects of the fact that's it, it's over. They don't have to he confined to a cell where they will spend the rest of their lives, day in day out, thinking over and over again about the actions which have taken away the privilege to live a normal life. Not just that, and call me naive, or foolish, but I'm not entirely positive that I agree on the dealth penalty altogether because I don't believe any human has the right to kill another. Granted, a life for life attitude is seemingly fair, if you kill someone, you deserve to face death - I get that. And when there are mass murdered out there that are a danger to our world when they kill masses off people without condition to  guilt, or remorse, that they should be served a more severe penalty, due to the fact that they didn't make a mistake that they'll spend the rest of their time regretting, but they made a choice to kill again, and again and that is forgivable.

If found guilty, I am not for one second condoning the actions of Casey Anthony; no one should cause any harm, or more severely, death to any thing in life, especially something that they carried for nine months, that they gave birth to and raised. It's a sick and twisted action, and for that, she should be made to suffer for the rest of her time, stripped from society and locked away somewhere dark and cold, with nothing but her heavy conscious to comfort her. But I don't agree with the fact that she should be killed publicly. What gives anyone the right to kill another human being? Although some agree with the life for life sentencing, I can't help but see it as being slightly hypocritical. After all, you're punishing a person for murder, and then doing just that.

I will update when the verdict had been reached.  


So, the jury found Casey Anthony NOT guilty, and I have to ask anybody who is reading this, HOW could they decide that when every single piece of evidence lead to her being guilty? This is a woman who stands in court with an emotionless face except for when she's smiling and laughing. Not once did she show any any signs of grieving, of remorse, or even guilt for her actions, or the fact that, at the end of the day, her daughter Caylee is never coming back, she's gone. And how does a mother ever get over something like that? Three years on, she should still be sad that her two year old daughter is dead. 

The fact that she googled 84 times, and even bookmarked how to make chloroform makes me suspicious. And added to that are the facts that friends say she remained "upbeat" and "happy" in the days after Caylee was essentially killed. And then there's the Bella  Vita tattoo, meaning "beautiful life" - are those words you'd really like to imprint on your skin for life, after the death of your daughter?

64 per cent of Twitter users found the not guilty verdict outrageous, slandering her as cold hearted, and a murderer, and I have to say that I am part of that 64 per cent statistic.

I have sat and I have watched Casey in court, and not once has she even seemed remotely affected by the fact that her daughter has died, whether she drowned accidentally, or was killed by Casey herself. And how do you have the nerve to even try to smile, or laugh, when your own life is hanging in the balance of the verdict? She should have been an emotional wreck knowing that she could very well be sentenced to death, but not Casey Anthony.

My opinion means nothing when twelve people with the power to present justice for young, innocent Caylee Anthony decided to throw that power away, and let her walk free, but every action and evidence makes me believe that she is guilty. And how the jurors couldn't piece every single bit of evidence together and come up with a guilty verdict is beyond me, but I hope that Casey Anthony is visited every night in her sleep by her actions, and can live with herself, because she's a sick woman.

This is Casey Anthony in court today looking sickeningly happy, despite the fact her daughter essentially still died in her care.


  1. I, like you am British, so I had not heard about this case until today... It was on a few of the blogs I follow that she was found not guilty, so I was intrigued as to what had actually happened, and looked into it, and I don't know what made the juror's decide the mum was innocent =S

    It's such a sad story because the plain and simple fact is that a child died, and not from illness or natural circumstances... and that means someone somewhere has to be punished, and in my opinion (from researching about the case) it falls onto the mother... It's a disgrace that her death could go unpunished.

    I do agree with you though, the death penalty seems too easy of a punishment, let the person rot is what I say.

  2. Thanks for reading my blog, and I find it so disgusting that Casey walks away free. Every remorseless notion of that women says she's guilty, and how they failed to find her guilty is something I will never begin to understand.

    It's a sad ending to the justice Caylee Anthony deserved, and I just hope Casey can't live with herself, because I think she's vile.

    Lo xx