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A travesty of justice? It seems so…

Good morning, Netizens...


Casey Anthony was found not guilty of the murder of her daughter, Caylee, yesterday. She was, however, found guilty of four counts of giving false testimony to police. I cannot, for the life of me, understand how the prosecutors in this case let this case go to the jury in such a state of disorder, never having established for the court just how Caylee died, much less tie her mother, Casey, to how she died. Was Caylee's death a murder? Once again, the prosecution left the jury and members of the court hanging out to dry, with no clear definition given how young Caylee died.


What further complicates matters are the allegations that Casey Anthony partied with her friends during the time Caylee was missing, not to mention she neglected to tell anyone that her daughter was missing for thirty days. That certainly adds the appearance of the guilt of Casey Anthony to the mix of this case.


Casey Anthony's tearful appearance during the latter parts of the trial notwithstanding, regardless of how photogenic her appearance was to the members of the mass media, someone is lying about how much they know about two year-old Caylee Anthony met her end, and they truly need to be brought before the court and forced to testify. Unfortunately, that never happened and now probably never will.


What is yet to be determined is how much longer Casey Anthony will be jailed. If her lawyers had truly been on their game(s) yesterday, the minute Casey was found not guilty of the various charges of murder, they should have immediately petitioned the court to set bail on the four charges of lying to investigators, misdemeanors all, yet another strange anomaly in a case swimming with other anomalies. Although Casey Anthony will be sentenced on these charges tomorrow, it does appear possible that she could be cut loose from jail on time served.


Sadly, there are no further solutions to this mess; young Two year-old Caylee Anthony never will have a chance at life that she deserved. Her mother probably will skate away with only the misdemeanors still on her record and perhaps even return to her party lifestyle without a backward glance. There are more unanswered questions than there are answers. This is not the way justice is supposed to be meted out.


Of course, as always, your results may differ.



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