Casey Anthony Verdict 2011: Why The Jury Thought Not Guilty!
Those of us following the Casey Anthony murder trial over the past 33 days have mixed reactions over the verdict of not guilty. While there seemed to be sufficient evidence to prove that Casey was not telling the truth (on several occasions), the jury still seemed to think that she should walk free.
From Casey’s partying photos during the time her daughter was missing to her failure to report Caylee missing to the police, there’s likely no doubt in anyone’s mind that Casey is not only a horrible person but a pathological liar.
Casey first told police that Caylee was left with a babysitter. That babysitter never existed. There were several individuals who testified that Casey was seen partying and having fun after her daughter went missing as well and others that flat-out told the jury that Casey was lying about everything.
So how did the jury come to the conclusion that Casey was not guilty?
They revealed two main reasons why Casey Anthony will walk free and only serve a sentence for lying to authorities (which, let’s face it, will be next to no jail time).
These two reasons are 1. Jury was not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt duct tape or chloroform was cause of death and 2. State did not prove Casey caused Caylee’s death.
So, basically, the State did not prove that Casey was the one to actually kill her daughter and they didn’t prove that duct tape or cholorform were the cause of Caylee’s death – something they said they would prove in their opening arguments.
Now that you have a little more insight on how the jury came to their decision, do you think that they made the right one in letting Casey Anthony walk free?
Also, does it scare anyone else that a mother who did not report her 2-year-old daughter missing is now walking free and could possibly have more kids in the future?