Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mommy's Little Girl

When news broke of three year old Caylee Anthony's disappearance from her home in Florida in July 2008, there was a huge outpouring of sympathy across the nation. The search for Caylee made front-page headlines. But there was one huge question mark hanging over the case: the girl's mother.

*Why did Casey Anthony wait one full month before reporting her daughter missing?

*Why were searches on chloroform and missing children found on her computer?

* Why did she go out partying with friends less than one week after Caylee disappeared?

As the investigation continued and suspicions mounted, Casey became the prime suspect. In October, based on new evidence against Casey-her erratic behvior and lies, her car that showed signs of human decomposition-a grand jury indicted the young single mother. Then, two months later, police found Caylee's remains a quarter of a mile wawy from the Anthony home. Casey pled not guilty to charges of murder in the 1st degree, and she continues to protest her innocence. Did she or didn't she kill Caylee? This is the story of one of the most shocking, confusing, and horrific crimes in modern american history.

I thought this was a fitting book for today, as the trial came to an end yesterday, and the jurors have found the "tot mom" not guilty on 1st degree murder, child abuse, and manslaugter! They have convicted her on 4 counts of lying to the authorities! It looks like Diane Fanning's book on the subject has become an "Edgar Award finalist".

I guess, like the OJ trial, we will all have to come to terms with the jury's verdict and hope that Casey Anderson will be paid back by Karma and God!

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