Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty, No Thanks to Nancy Grace

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"Tot Mom" Casey Anthony
The circus that is known as the Casey Anthony trial has come to an end with "Tot Mom" being found not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse.

Was the evidence circumstantial? Sure. Did Casey Anthony's lawyers deliver some of the worst defense in modern TV-courtroom history? Of course.

And who can we blame for all of this?

Nancy Grace.

We were waiting for the smoking gun during the trial -- the definitive expert, in whatever aspect of the case, to point the finger at Casey Anthony for the 2008 death of her almost-3-year-old daughter, Caylee.

What came instead of proving or disproving evidence was the sensation of "Tot Mom," as Nancy Grace puts it.

The Pulp checked out Nancy Grace's coverage of the trial one day, which included an entire hour dedicated to Casey's father, George Anthony, shedding tears on the stand and denying an affair with volunteer Krystal Holloway.

If you hadn't already hit the "Who cares?" threshold by that point, we can't help you.

From Cindy Anthony saying she was the one searching for "chloroform" on the internet to see if it was making her dogs tired to the unnecessary testimony of the meter reader who found Caylee's remains, you knew there was nothing worthwhile coming out of that trial aside from some made-for-television drama provoked by Nancy Grace.

Grace nit-picked every point of defense attorney Jose Baez' on-the-fly defense, which didn't turn out to well for Grace, given the verdict.

Some of that on-the-fly defense of his client included that Caylee was never "missing," she never asked the cops to look for Caylee because she was handling her own investigation into her daughter's disappearance, George and Cindy Anthony killed Caylee, and Caylee accidentally drowned in the swimming pool.

Oh, and don't forget, Casey was molested by her parents as a child, according to the defense.

In the end, whether the prosecution painted Casey as a "lying, no-good slut" or not, Grace successfully made a mockery of what we were interpreting as an American judicial system.

Now she's slowly eating her words, saying she was more surprised by Casey's verdict than O.J. Simpson's.

Above the Law's Staci Zaretsky put it most eloquently: "Nancy Grace didn't just have a cow -- instead, I think she gave birth to an entire herd."


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Jae Osk
Jae Osk

English! Do you speak it?

Aboosh Natah Ashoel
Aboosh Natah Ashoel

My new movie plot....Capt James T Kirk and Nancy Grace

Capt Kirk woos Nancy Grace with a huge nasty Klingon Necklace

Then Capt Kirk does Nancy Grace While Mr Spock videos the whole thing

then Mr Spock puts it on the Internet to scare the Klingons If Capt James T Kirk would do Nancy Grace.....IMAGINE WHAT KIRK WOULD DO TO THE KLINGONs

NANCY GRACE IS A SEAT STAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from a leaky anus or an infected vagina

NANCY GRACE EATS BABIES

Aboosh Natah Ashoel
Aboosh Natah Ashoel

If Capt James T Kirk would do Nancy Grace.....

 IMAGINE WHAT KIRK WOULD DO TO THE KLINGONs

My new movie plot Capt James T Kirk and Nancy Grace

Capt Kirk woos Nancy Grace with a huge nasty Klingon Necklace

Then Capt Kirk does Nancy Grace While Mr Spock videos the whole thing

then Mr Spock puts it on the Internet to scare the Klingons

If Capt James T Kirk would do Nancy Grace..... IMAGINE WHAT KIRK WOULD DO TO THE KLINGONs

NANCY GRACE IS A SEAT STAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from a leaky anus or an infected vagina

NANCY GRACE EATS BABIES 

Mpennello1
Mpennello1

Baez is indeed a lousy lawyer. He is incapable of formulating a cohesive sentence. He did not complete a single sentence in court without false starts, stammering, poor sentence structure, and illogical sequence. Unbelievable! It was painful to listen to him. So he isn't the reason she got off but rather a jury that wasn't as smart as they may have appeared during selection. They completely misunderstood their instructions and were either too anxious to finish or again did not understand that they could ask the judge questions while deliberating. Ultimately, they themselves were over confident in their own abilities and possibly a bit arrogant with their power. This is a perfect example of how dumb downed Americans have become.  With the astronomical expense of any trial, the days of tossing such a serious charge to a happenstance jury should be over.

Guest
Guest

whoever wrote this articl is an idiot...how on earth did the jurors see the Nancy Grace show? oh you say they didn't ..then how did she ruin the case..the jury was a bunch of idiots

Jae Osk
Jae Osk

 i knew she was innocent the whole time.

upforgrabs...
upforgrabs...

Und woher wissen Sie das? Diese, Dass bei niemand anders kannt war...

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

Translation please??  Ahna ma nifhmux bil-Germaniz hawn hi.  Jekk jghogbok ghidilna bl-Ingliz. Grazzi hafna, xbin! ..LOL.  (That's Maltese, by the way.)

Buddymcw
Buddymcw

Baez needs to take a lie detector test so the american people will know if he really believes his own convictions. Baez... you're so confident .... How 'bout it??

Buddymcw
Buddymcw

Defender      You simply ramble on and on thoughtlessly, apparently all in an effort to amuse yourself as you must have been neglected when you were real young. Are you really that ignorant to suggest that Casey simply "forgot" to call the police when her child was missing for 31 days or there about. You need to learn to get in sync with us two-thirds of the majority of people that not only "thinks" she committed murder but rather "knows" she did. People lie because they feel it makes them look better and perhaps equally important is because there's that need to cover something up. However if you didn't do anything wrong, there would be no real need to lie. People lie because they are "guilty" of something, especially a "repetitive" liarin which her own lawyers claim. Casey has no "remorse" whatsoever that her child is dead which is totally unlike a normal human being. If you still can't admit truth by now you must be brain dead. I wonder if Baez and his beard headed buddy enjoys hugging murderers.

Defender
Defender

??????.....Wearin' your Cranky Pants this Mornin'?

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

What happened to "Tellitasitis"?  Were you so terrified of us real "defenders" into changing your handle?? ... LOL.  'Defender' of what?? ..Hmmmm... let me see ... slutty child-murderers, perhaps? Or devil's advocates?! ... Tsk ... tsk.

upforgrabs
upforgrabs

You really should see a Speech Therapist or Oral Surgeon about that Impediment or  possible Lisp....Cindy Brady can give you a great Referral!I was Defender before I was the other Guy and I went back for ....my buddy, "Buddy's" convenience...Why are you such a Paranoid Cynic? For such a Gorgeous Liar and Agitator...(Yes, I know exactly who you are and have read your Writings) I'm not out to get you and so far have for the most part have agreed with everything you and even Buddy have said....except when it comes to Rancid Nancy and I'm mostly having Fun anyway....When was the last time you actually slept? (- : 

Gigi Freed
Gigi Freed

Nancy Grace is shamefully exploiting Caylee Anthony to the max – to make even more money off of the poor child than she has already made over the past 3 years - and she’s sickeningly doing it under the guise of “helping children.” She is still spewing her self-righteous guess-work and she’s even stooped as low as to make up a mélange of images of Caylee set to haunting music now. She’s using all the magic of Hollywood to make huge profits for herself and the HLN channel. She is also further inciting her viewers, many of which I suspect were among those enraged outside the Orlando Courthouse. Sadly, toddlers are murdered every day by their mothers and fathers, she only focuses on the ones that can be sensationalized for profits. Watch Nancy Grace move on to the next case she can whip into a frenzy soon. Nancy Grace recently settled a case where she was accused of causing the suicide of a young mother named Melinda Duckett. Nancy Grace was an obstruction of justice in the Caylee Anthony case. She indoctrinates her viewers with speculation and is becoming as rich as she has enabled Casey Anthony to now become on the death of the child. Nancy Grace knows better, she’s a former prosecutor.Sign the petition to stop her!!!http://www.repetitionr.com/rep...

tellitasitis!
tellitasitis!

I fully agree she is a bona fide threat to society (and uuuuuuuuugly as well! which may be even more offensive ( - :     to some   ) so I said my piece...you all can sign anything you please...

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

I have two comments to make on this remark (which isn't the first one coming from you on Nancy's looks), Mr. New Handle "Defender".  One, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Nancy Grace is far from ugly; in fact she must have been really beautiful 30 years ago because she's over 50 and she looks great! In fact, she's one classy lady but I guess you'd have to be a classy man to see that!  Further down this blog you did claim that one slutty murderess is hot (quoting you) ... it's easy to be hot when you're in your 20s but maybe you should wait till Casey's middle-aged and then be in a better position to make comparisons.

My second comment is: what has Nancy Grace's looks got to do with her crusade against criminals?  Did you ever comment on Geraldo Rivera's enormous moustache and (if I'm not mistaken) his new blondie hair colour? ..LOL.  'Course not!  He's got the 'Y' gene; ergo, his looks don't count on TV.  But since poor Nancy only has 'X' genes, then she's getting all this silly crap about her face and figure.  I'll have you know, Sir, that this is SEXIST! ... So there's another adjective to describe you now besides MISOGYNIST and RACIST, how's that?!

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

Reply to "Defender" below and further above ... QUOTE: How's that? Not Bad, actually! That takes care of the M,R & S's so we need to go back and get an N,O, P & Q  word and you're ready to move on with your lessons...yaaayyyy! UNQUOTE.Hmmm ... let's see ... How about: NASTY, OBNOXIOUS, PARANOID, and QUACK? ...LOL.  Just teasing!  :-)

upforgrabs
upforgrabs

"I'll have you know, Sir, that this is SEXIST! ... So there's another adjective to describe you now besides MISOGYNIST and RACIST, how's that?!"

How's that? Not Bad, actually! That takes care of the M,R & S's so we need to go back and get an N,O, P & Q  word and you're ready to move on with your lessons...yaaayyyy!

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

Please sign this petition for the creation of Caylee's Law ... this law will make it a felony for a parent or guardian to fail to notify law enforcement of a child going missing in a timely manner.  If this could save another child from a negligent or selfish parent, then at least little Caylee would not have died completely in vain.http://www.change.org/petition...

Tellitasitis!
Tellitasitis!

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angie sedgwick
angie sedgwick

In America you are innocent until proven guilty, with that said.. Depending on person, Nancy Grace is a hypocrite, one time she says HE WAS PROVEN NOT GUILTY, because she either likes the person charged or evidence, but another case comes up and she automatic says SHE IS GUILTY,  and to insite violence by her talking toward the jury, they did  there best, leave them alone, whether you like the vertict or not she was found not gulity,  everyone from the media needs to stop the frenzy talk. The defence did there job, procecution didn't. I think she knows who  or even what happend and her father, and MR Kurnk ( meter reader), knows more  his testimoney didn't make since to me, and why would after calling police when the remains were first found police didn't show up, so want to blame people NANCY GRACE  look at the police  who could of found DNA  to posibley convict her. rember the case were the little boy was missing, NANCY Grace went right on the air and said the mother did it,  the mother later commeted suicide, and she was later found not to have anything to do with the dead or missing child,

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

For those of you who are interested in hearing further testimony that was not admissable in court, here is an interview with Casey's inmate, at Orange County Jail, Maya Derkovic, conducted by Kathi Belich of WFTV.  Maya befriended Casey for 2 years until she was sentenced to life and got transferred to the State Penitentiary.  It's a chilling tale even if we didn't get to hear it in court.  I wonder why!  Fellow inmates do boast about their crimes to like-minded persons.  The police had this information and therefore I imagine so did the prosecution.  Unfortunately, there are laws that favour the criminals to the point where it protects them from self-incrimination.  So do you think this makes the criminal any less culpable?  Well, I'll leave you to judge for yourselves.

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

 

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

 

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

 

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... 

matt gordon
matt gordon

I won't join in the disparaging of Jose Baez because he did a good job at providing a defense for his client. Perhaps the prosecution should have been more astute at minimizing or eliminating the potential for 'reasonable doubt'. Nancy Grace, blah, she's an overzealous, narcissistic harpie whose 15 minutes of fame has about expired.

Kstarrflower
Kstarrflower

Jose Baez is a hack, his behavior in a court of law was discussssssssting

Tellitasitis!
Tellitasitis!

Nancy Grace very could ONLY "give birth to a Cow" since that's what Cows do! and it only looks like a Herd since that's how BIG and incredibly, unspeakably UGLY she is!!! 

Diana
Diana

I wrote earlier and spelled tot mom's lawyer name wrong, I meant to say Baez and I forgot to give the meter man a thank you for his help for finding Little Caylee, Thank you Roy Kronk.  And both Attonerys did a good job on both sides, but Ashton did a very good job.

Diana
Diana

Leave Nancy Grace alone , she does everything for missing children. And to all you men she is not fat at all.  Your all jealous because she speaks up for children, which alot of us should do more of. One more thing tot mom kept her baby hidden for as long as she could because she just wanted to lay in bed with her boyfriend and party. We have to accept what the 12 jurors decided. Let me tell you I was watching attonery Ashton on  a show and  he didn't think tot mom was smart enough to hide the evidence it would be hard to detect how little Caylee died . But I  knew right off when she didn't not report her daughter missing is because the cause of death would be harder to detect. Ashton did such a wonderful job and his fellow attorneys on his panel too. So all of you who are against Nancy Grace shut up, because this lady has been there for our children. And if it wasn't for Nancy Grace some children would of not been found. Tot Mom is not going straighten up I , knew soon as she sent a note to an inmate that she wanted to have more kids later on and maybe even adopt. She hasn't gotten out of jail yet and talking like that, now that is creepy. I think all of you jerks should apologize to Nancy Grace.  Even tot mom's own attonery the one who knows how to use his middle finger said,he would let tot mom stay at his  house if she needed a place to say , but he said not long, not very long,  Doesn't that tell all you something.   He doesn't trust tot mom at all. But maybe she needs to stay there , a respected attornery sticking out his middle finger. Classy real classy. I didn't see the other attornerys do that.  And far as Bias goes no wonder Ashton was  laughing at him, I would too he is just as much a story teller as tot mom is. Ashton also  shook his head at the beginning of the trial too , because of the stories he was telling about tot mom's father and brother.  Bias made me laugh and shake my head too. Let's stop putting Nancy  Grace down  mother to all our missing children.  How can you put a good woman like Nancy Grace down who is there for all our children and praise up a woman who doesn't even report her  lovely little daughter Caylee missing. And tot mom didnt' report her missing, her mother Cindy did.     Mmmmmmmm  I can just imagine if it wasn't for the tot moms mother , Nancy Grace and the searchers , little Cayees bones wouldn't of been found at all and she wouldn't of been able to have burial and have her body to rest.  So all you who love tot mom and say she is gettting  a raw deal, Please think of little Caylee and think of how the animals were eating at her, I think the one getting the raw deal is little Caylee.  WE ALL LOVE YOU CAYLEE AND  KNOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN. YOUR NOT FORGOTTEN AT ALL. YOUR THE WORLDS LITTLE DAUGHTER,  AND WE KNOW HOW MUCH LOVE YOUR GRAND PARTENTS HAD FOR YOU TOO.  GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU. THERE IS ONE MORE BRIGHT STAR IN THE SKY  IN MEMORY OF CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY.                            LOVE THE WORLD

John Doe
John Doe

I'll post this for you, because you obviously have not recognized the true character and motivations of Nancy Grace:

Nancy Grace cares about ONE thing: money. Her show is constantly running the same clips and repeating the same things day in and day out. Repetition and duplication. She also wastes a lot of time on intros, outros, greetings, and other fluff. There is probably 20 minutes of new content on her show throughout the week. If Nancy REALLY cared about child victims, she would trim the repetitive garbage from her show and cover some of the other child murder cases in Orlando, along with Caylee's. But she chooses not to, because she can make the most money by exploiting Caylee's death. Nancy Grace is a pig, a pig who has made more money off of Caylee's death than anyone else. She has no soul, and no shame.

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

Wrong, Mr. Matthew Hendley.  This will never be over because a dead baby called Caylee Marie Anthony did not receive the justice she deserves!  And you, as a media person, ought to make sure that one way or the other, she gets it.  Hooray for persistent truth-seekers like NANCY GRACE!  Love her or hate her, she at least CARES about the dead victim. I am therefore forever on her side. Being a media person myself, there is only one maxim I follow: to seek the truth at ANY COST. So rather than denigrating the methods of a fellow journalist, why not try getting at the truth using more conventional ones? Who knows, maybe you can come up with the REAL murderer since double jeopardy prevents a Casey re-trial. ... Oh wait! Nah .. nah ... that cannot happen. The cops know who the murderer of little Caylee is already. They cannot very well make an indictment of a ghost, can they?! No problem ... let's just dump this into the COLD CASE file. And there it will remain ... forevermore, Mr. Hendley! End of problem (for you!).

John Doe
John Doe

Nancy Grace cares about ONE thing: money. Her show is constantly running the same clips and repeating the same things day in and day out. Repetition and duplication. She also wastes a lot of time on intros, outros, greetings, and other fluff. There is probably 20 minutes of new content on her show throughout the week. If Nancy REALLY cared about child victims, she would trim the repetitive garbage from her show and cover some of the other child murder cases in Orlando, along with Caylee's. But she chooses not to, because she can make the most money by exploiting Caylee's death. Nancy Grace is a pig, a pig who has made more money off of Caylee's death than anyone else. She has no soul, and no shame.

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

And you are not only as jealous as hell, Mr. John Doe, but you don't even have the b**** to identify yourself. ... Ahem!

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

I'm sick and tired of people complaining about Nancy Grace and her crusade for victims of crime.  If you don't like her show, why don't you just butt out!  It is sickening how the herd instinct veers so naturally towards the establishment.  Do you not question why a murderer is on the loose??  Is it Nancy Grace's tactics that you cannot stomach?  Or is it your own cowardice?  What utter fools!

defenderagainstalldogooders!
defenderagainstalldogooders!

You are likely the fool because you don't like when people are repulsed by what they perceive to be a disgusting and self serving pig (Their term and not mine)...as a person who is highly trained as an expositor and observer of Human Behavior my first response when people become angry and abusive is to ask them what feature about themselves are they seeing that makes them uncomfortable? That they don't want to have to face or encounter? Are you afraid that you are too much like Nancy Grace in your motives and fear that people may very well know or see this as well and that you also will be held accountable at some point for your repulsive behaviour? 

Kstarrflower
Kstarrflower

You speak like an educated person how can you behave so poorly

Kurt
Kurt

Don't take life so seriously......only a small fraction of what I say is meant to be....and what is? IS! But what isn't?..... 

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

What makes us uncomfortable, Mr. Anonymous 'Tellitasitis', is that a little child is DEAD.  D-E-A-D!!!!  Do you understand what that means??  A life was taken and a self-serving murderess is on the loose!  Worse ... the murderess is going to make a packet out of her crime, and people like yourself are patting her on the back!  My behaviour, and Nancy Grace's, for that matter, may be repulsive to fence-riding cowards like you because you cannot and do not want to face this reality.  Caylee will NEVER receive justice!  A dozen cowards on the jury rode the same fence you are riding and everybody's patting them on the back too because they chose to err on the side of caution.  Who is caring for the dead baby??  ... Right on the mark, Mr. Anonymous .... Nancy Grace and her ilk!  Do you think I care how much money she's making?  Nope!  All I care is that she keeps reminding the world that a baby is DEAD and everybody has conveniently forgotten that in their rush to defend a psychopath!  I hope one day you will all eat your words.  Because as sure as I'm writing this, one of these days that psycho's mask will slip and the truth WILL come out!

Tellitasitis!
Tellitasitis!

No, please remove ourselves from that case...okay?  No sensible, reasonable feeling Human Being of which I certainly include myself could ever condone the Murder of a 2 year old Child or the Vindicating of her Killer, whoever it is! That's beyond any sense of Reason or Humanity...

geral sosbee
geral sosbee

Nancy Grace is the Living dead.Those who continue to persecute and malign Ms. casey are the LD with arms extending, fingers pointing, mouths wide opening and evil proclivities protruding.http://roma.indymedia.org/prin​table/...

Gigi Freed
Gigi Freed

It's kind of hard to find someone guilty of a murder if there's no cause of death. No one knows how Caylee died. It was a dry bones case; animals had gotten to the remains. There is plenty of speculation to what may have happened, but no concrete evidence was provided to the jury by the prosecution. Maybe if the prosecution hadn't aimed so high for Murder 1 and had instead gone for Negligent Homicide there would have been a different outcome?  

Kstarrflower
Kstarrflower

Why is everyone so hung up on this point. Unless Caylee killed herself put duct tape on herself put herself in a laundry bag, a trash bag and threw herself in a swamp, there was false play. Who would put themself through this if it were a accident? Certainly not that selfish  bitch

frank
frank

the prosecutors wanted to make big names for them self'sand thats what happened ,now she if free.yea they where looking for big money speaking tours!

over charged her and i am glad she is free

Donkeydazzle
Donkeydazzle

Gee, seems we forget that a jury has to be convinced "beyond a reasonable doubt" doesn't mean that a murderer goes free because they forgot to hire a photographer/videographer as they were killing their victim...  Perhaps if the state would provide funding? Certainly Cheney Mason got my attention when he suggested that Caylee might have committed suicide! Too many people on here are "drinking the kool-aid"!  "Reasonable doubt" was exceeded over and over.

John Doe
John Doe

I think there is a Reverse-CSI Effect going on. No one asked for a videotape, but how about some proof, though? Thousands of cases that relied on circumstantial evidence before DNA and videotape had ended in "not guilty" verdicts, so why do you automatically assume this one should have ended in a "guilty" verdict?  There just was not enough circumstantial evidence to overcome reasonable doubt. They couldn't prove there was even a murder at all; here is how you get reasonable doubt: if Caylee died accidentally, perhaps Casey tried to cover it up so she wouldn't look bad, so she tried to make it look as if someone else (the "nanny") killed Caylee. Boom, that explains the lies, the way the body was found, everything. The prosecution needs to PROVE that the child was murdered. They did not. Without being able to even prove a manner or cause of death, you CANNOT convict. It is simple. Maybe if the cops actually looked for the body when they were told EXACTLY where it was, there would have been more evidence. But one got muddy and mad, and they didn't want to go in the weeds. Take your outrage to the incompetent people who blew the case.

Whitewabbit
Whitewabbit

I think that the duct tape over Caylee's mouth and nose proved that there was a murder. No one puts duct tape on someone's mouth after they die. There would be no need to. They only put duct tape on their mouth to stifle their screams, and over their noses to suffocate them. And even if she died accidentally there would be no need for duct tape. If Casey was a loving mother who was mourning her baby, why did she get a tattoo  that said "Bell Vita", which means "Good Life"? This was after the baby went missing.  Good Life? Think about it. If you had a child missing would you get that tattoo? A parent who honestly loves their child and is in mourning would not even think that life is good! Good Life? Good Grief!

Gigi Freed
Gigi Freed

I agree that some culpability needs to be placed on the "addicted" - but ultimately the bulk of the blame belongs on the "pushers." Nancy Grace and others like her are like the peddlers who freely provide the addictive substance to get their viewers hooked. I also did not follow the case until it went to trial, but Casey Anthony is not the only one cashing in on the death of a child, so are those who got a nice pay raise for bringing in those high viewer ratings for HLN.

Whitewabbit
Whitewabbit

 So you were a viewer too.You helped to give them a nice pay raise.

cfo
cfo

The 12 jurors should all be arrested for stupidity!

Eileen MacEnery
Eileen MacEnery

Let this be a cautionary tale to ALL who were looking for "vengence" instead of justice.

Yes, people like Nancy Grace capitalized on this story and turned it into a media circus and a full-time job for at least 3 years.  But the blame is more appropriately, I think, on all who became "addicted" to the coverage and courtroom drama.

I am guessing that the spectacle AND the spectators are much like the gruesome and grisly activities of the Coliseum in ancient Rome, or, more recently, modern day football and soccer stadiums. And like those events, the drama of the Casey Anthony courtroom trial would not exist if it wasn't for the blood lust of the spectators, fans and viewers.

More importantly, the contemporary "addiction" to celebrity drama and the troubles of others directly resulted, in my opinion, in the prosecutor, instead of pressing more reasonable and factually based charges against Anthony, gave the "fans" exactly what they wanted...a Roman Coliseum-like trial for MURDER and AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER.

He did this, it seems, NOT because these extreme charges were reasonable, based on the evidence and facts, but because of the bloodthirsty demands and expectations of an angry mob, whose cries for "vengence" was not only, encouraged by the media, but was actively promoted and prosecuted by them in the court of public opinion..

The arrogance and self-importance of the prosecution, coupled with his desire to "play to the crowd", instead of basing his case on facts in evidence, was a surefire prescription for acquittal.  Everyone, other than the defense attorney, ignored the fact that, under our system of justice, a case should be based on the convincing a jury of 12 reasonable people who, hopefully, will only reach a unanimous verdict of "guilty" in a capital case, if and only if, each juror is convinced, BEYOND a reasonable doubt, that the guilt of the defendant has been proven.

Although I, to the best of my ability, deliberately did NOT follow this case OR the trial, it was impossible not to be aware of SOME of the facts and goings on, and when she was found "not guilty" I was not surprised. And, obviously, now that it is I DO find THIS discussions more fascinating and interesting because it is NOT about the victim or the defendant...but about "US".

And, now, I AM looking forward to the "Law and Order" version of this spectacle!

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT have already done a version of Casey Anthony's story. ...LOL.  I saw the show while I was still living in the U.S. a year or so ago.  Not sure when exactly but if you look it up online, I'm sure you'll find it.  They changed the names of the characters, of course, and some of the storyline, but essentially it's the same.

John Doe
John Doe

I believe the case was filed as Murder with Death Penalty specifically so it would be heavily covered by the media, which would then lead to greater interest in the case and much higher name recognition for the prosecutor.  You can make a lot more money when people know about the case, and know your name. Oh, and guess who just happened to announce his resignation the day of the verdict? Yup, the prosecutor...   he probably won't make as much money from Caylee's death as Nancy Grace has wrung out of it, but he is exploiting it just the same.

Simone Zammit Endrich
Simone Zammit Endrich

No, Sir.  When the prosecution decided on filing for the Death Penalty, the case had been high profile for months!  In the state of Florida, 1st degree murder is always eligible for that kind of penalty; I guess, depending on the gravity of the case.

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