Caylee Anthony is dead – that is a given. What is unknown is what really happened; when was Caylee’s body placed in the woods where it was ultimately found, who placed her body there, and what is the exact cause of death.
Casey is being charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child and four counts of providing false information to law enforcement.
It is becoming obvious that Casey provided false information to law enforcement. Considering her earlier statements about Caylee being with a nanny and then Casey’s defense team saying that Caylee drowned in the pool – the likelihood that Casey will be found guilty of providing false information is a slam-dunk.
As far as the manslaughter, child abuse, and first-degree murder charges go, the prosecutor, using witnesses and evidence will probably get a guilty verdict on at least one of the three remaining charges, but probably not for first-degree murder.
Having daughters of my own, I can empathize with Casey’s parents and what they are going through. Because of that, I really want a thorough analysis of the testimony and evidence, and if Casey is found to be guilty, I want her prosecuted and I want her sentenced to an appropriate amount of time in prison.
Getting back to the subject of being guilty, there is one other person who is guilty regarding this case and she is Nancy Grace – yes, the infamous Nancy Grace.
Various websites describe Nancy Grace as an American legal commentator, television host, television journalist and former prosecutor.
It is very important to differentiate Nancy Grace’s CURRENT job titles from her PRIOR job title. Nancy WAS a prosecutor but, unfortunately, she continues to disregard her current titles as legal commentator, television host, and television journalist and does her best to prove the guilt of almost everyone charged with a crime that she decides to cover on her show.
In my opinion, Nancy Grace is doing more to dismantle the legal system in the United States than anyone else.
Her current job is to bring information about a crime and the alleged criminal to her viewer ship in a way so viewers can formulate their own opinions and come to their own conclusion as to guilt or innocence.
The sad reality is that Nancy withholds information in an effort to have her viewers come to a conclusion that is in line with her own conclusion.
Nancy is currently in Florida attending the Casey Anthony trial. She is in the court witnessing all the testimony and viewing all the evidence – yet, it appears that she is cherry picking testimony and evidence that supports her own opinion that Casey is guilty of First Degree Murder beyond a reasonable doubt.
When the Prosecution appears to have made a major point that supports their case, Nancy can be counted on to beat that item to death – over and over and over ad nauseam.
But on the other hand, when the Defense appears to “win” a point – either through cross-examining a witness for the prosecution or taking exception to evidence submitted, you can be sure Nancy will not cover that at all on her show.
Nancy determines whom she invites on her show as experts – whether they be defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, medical examiners, or other journalists and commentators.
In a nutshell, Nancy is stacking the deck in her favor. All of her guests are there to make her look good. Whenever she asks someone a question, she knows the answer she wants and if anyone deviates from what she expects, she stops that person in his/her tracks and then takes them to task and then she immediately shifts to someone else in an attempt to get the answer she was expecting from the person she has just embarrassed.
An example of Nancy’s bias is when one of Nancy’s guest Defense Attorney’s responds in a way that might possibly lead one to doubt that Casey is guilty, Nancy becomes irate and has even said that she does not want anything said on her show that might help the defense during the trial.
I can understand Nancy forming her own opinion but I resent Nancy trying to convict people on her show. She does not allow any opposing viewpoints from anyone – and considering all guests on her show were chosen by her, I am surprised that Nancy finds it so easy to take some of her guests to task.
I hope and pray that no relative or friend of Nancy is ever charged with a major crime because Nancy would probably implode trying to decide whether to “prosecute” that person or to give that person the benefit of the doubt.
It appears that Nancy lacks the capacity to weigh all evidence first before coming to a conclusion. She appears hellbent on incarcerating everyone she can and throwing away the key so they never get out.
One would think that Nancy would serve the public better by showing both sides of a case on her show and then letting the viewers determine guilt. Her inability and/or lack of desire to do so must way heavy on her because she never allows herself to be wrong.
If Nancy is allowed by CNN and HLN to continue “prosecuting” cases in the manner she does nightly, then why should jurisdictions waste millions of dollars on trials? We could simply let Nancy do all her “dirty” biased reporting and then have CNN/HLN do polls and have viewers either tweet their verdict to CNN or dial an 800 number and let majority rule. If more viewers vote to convict, then give the accused person a “Go Directly to Jail” card.
In reality though, we cannot allow anything as ludicrous as that to take place because of a legal principle called “due process” and also the presumption of innocence until proven guilty principle. Basically, everyone, including Casey Anthony, in this case, is entitled to his/her day in court.
Nancy, in my estimation, because of her bias in all cases she covers on her show, should be forced off the air.
Nancy is wrong for television, wrong for America, and wrong for our judicial system.
So, what do I think about Casey Anthony? I believe she frequently drugged her daughter with chloroform to knock her out so she could party with her friend at clubs.
Casey came home after a night out and found Caylee dead. Not knowing exactly what to do, she panicked and made up the whole nanny story. As some time passed, still panicked, she covered Caylee’s mouth with duct tape and triple bagged her and disposed of her in the woods not far from her house. So, why the duct tape you might ask.
Casey loved Caylee deeply and was worried about insects and bugs crawling all over Caylee so she covered her mouth and nostrils with the tape to prevent critters of all kinds from getting inside Caylee. Keep in mind that Casey is young, or was then, and made some very stupid decisions and she will personally suffer for them the rest of her life. Should Casey do hart time for her actions? Yes she should, but I do not feel she should be prosecuted for Murder in the First Degree Murder. I think she should be prosecuted for Involuntary Manslaughter.
In court today Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jan Garavaglia, said there is no reason to put duct tape on a child after the child is dead unless the child died due to a homicide. I respectfully disagree; I think Casey put the tape on Caylee out of love. As I said above, Casey, in her mind, sealed Caylee’s mouth and nostrils shut to prevent bugs from entering Caylee. This was a terrible decision all around, but a loving decision nonetheless.