Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Caylee Marie

I want to remember a little angel whose body was found in a garbage-strewn swamp, gnawed on by animals and insects, rotting in the woods while her mother partied and lived La Bella Vita. I want to commend the police and prosecutors who cared enough about Caylee to try to bring her killer to justice. Our justice system has failed Caylee, but then it has also failed millions of other American children who will never see the light of day, who are killed in their mothers' wombs. When young people are taught that their pleasure and fulfillment must come first, then why should we be surprised that small children are so easily disposable? My prayers are with Caylee's grandparents, who truly loved her and mourned her and will mourn her forever. How they have been dragged through the mud by their own daughter! What a tragedy. Share

16 comments:

Georgette said...

It's a shocking verdict. You're right, of course. This mother's atrocious behavior is a continuation of the abortion attitude. The jurists prove they, too, are products of the era of the "right to choose" to murder one's own child.

Dymphna said...

As I read somewhere else last night, children are disposable today. This is a high profile, post-birth example, but as you said, it happens every day.

May God have mercy on our souls.

Violet said...

Poor girl. She could never live the life she deserved, it is also sad that it is people out there who can do such terrible things to children... really sad

The North Coast said...

Like everyone else, I'm not happy with the outcome of this case. I feel in my heart that Anthony was guilty as charged, and I'm disgusted that the investigation of the death was botched,with much essential evidence lost as a result, and that the prosecution's case was weak and circumstantial, which does not cut it in a capital case.

Feelings and intuitions are not enough to convict someone, especially in a capital case, where the burden of proof is especially heavy. This case was very troubled from the outset by the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and lack of hard, forensic evidence that would positively tie Anthony to either the site where the remains were found, or to the duct tape..... or even tell how, exactly, the child died.

The prosecutors do not to this day know exactly how the child died, and that just destroyed their case.

I support the death penalty for heinous crimes, but when you are seeking the DP, you must have forensic evidence. There can be no doubt. In this case, there was just too much doubt and too many ways it could have happened. While I believe that Casey Anthony was guilty, and she and her parents all fill me with profound disgust, I have to admit that had I been sitting on that jury, I could not have brought myself to convict on the evidence presented, especially with the death penalty involved.

elena maria vidal said...

I disagree, NC, I thought there was plenty of evidence to link Casey directly to the site, especially the duct tape, which was a rare brand found in the Anthony home, as well as the trash bags, the laundry bag and the Winnie the Pooh blanket. The site was so close to her house as well. And her parents would never have thrown the baby there. Look how careful they were with their pets. Also, very few murders are witnessed directly or captured on video tape but they can still call for Murder One even if no one saw the crime committed. I thought the prosecution had an air tight case and the summation arguments were especially powerful. But the Jury was obviously swayed enough by the defense to have doubts....

The North Coast said...

I agree with you on the matter of the duct tape... yet no one knows for sure that it was used to gag the child, and Casey's DNA was not on it.

Now, her grandparents have proved to be not exactly angels, and there is the offhand chance that one of them is culpable. They certainly lied a great deal. While I do NOT believe Casey's allegations of sexual abuse regarding her father, there is no question that he lied a great deal about his own responses to the child's disappearance. Worse, he was picked up in one phone call as referring to the child's death as "an accident that got out of hand".

The defense managed to muddy the waters here and create a great deal of confusion and doubt. And, yes, while I personally FEEL that Casey is guilty and that she's a horrible young woman, my feelings wouldn't be enough to secure a conviction. And the evidence really wasn't solid enough to point to Casey, and Casey alone, beyond any reasonable doubt. It's that 'reasonable doubt' that gave the jury some problems, and there was enough room for reasonable doubt here to steer a river barge through the gaps in what was known for a fact, and what was speculation.

Would definitely have helped the prosecution if they had a cause of death, and THAT would be easier to determine if this case had been investigated as it should have from the very outset. Many, many people in the chain from investigation to the trial fell down on the job here.

elena maria vidal said...

The person who really fell down on the job was the cop who did not investigate Roy Kronk's call when Roy reported the body in August 2008. There may still have been some DNA left then but there wasn't any in December.

The North Coast said...

THAT was indeed the glaring gap in this and it was an absolutely inexcusable lapse on the part of police investigating the child's disappearance. It is totally the KEY to the entire case, and it's gone forever because of this major failure.

What Kronk knew and just how he knew it would have answered a lot of questions and we would have had a solid conviction, I'm convinced, probably of two people.

elena maria vidal said...

Could be, although I don't buy the Defense's theory about Kronk's involvement and Kronk being a "morally bankrupt individual." I genuinely think Baez slandered a great many innocent people in the course of the trial and everyone was blamed for everything, except his client. Did you know that Casey has already been offered a job as a porn star? Ahhhh! The soap opera goes on....

To tell you the truth, I am not too worried about Casey being on the loose for long because the way she compulsively lies and steals she will end up in jail again soon. She is already being sued by the real Zenaida Gonzales.

The North Coast said...

Agree, Maria, Anthony is such a liar and has so many problems as a person that she will mess up one way or the other, and she will moreover be subjected to intense scrutiny when she does.

I wouldn't want to be her, now or ever.

I also believe that the truth of this case will eventually emerge. Neither she nor either of her parents told the truth, and I believe that there is one very strange, tangled story lurking here. I believe that her parents, who I really have no sympathy for as they are both a couple of pathological liars, too, have some culpability, or at least one of them does.

Remember, even though she has been acquitted of murder, she could still be charged as an accessory, or for obstruction of justice, or perjury, or child abuse, in connection with this case. She is by no means in the clear and I don't think that it's going to be allowed to rest.

Julygirl said...

There are people sitting in jail who have been convicted on less evidence.....AND, most cases that go to court are based on circumstantial evidence....Scott Peterson for example. The defense attorney lucked out by having people on the jury who were not too bright and were easily distracted and confused.

elena maria vidal said...

I heard the porn people have already withdrawn their offer from Casey because of the public outrage against her.

Matterhorn said...

Such a beautiful child!! How could anyone not cherish such a treasure?!

The Changling said...

Rest in peace, Caylee. The one comfort in all of this is knowing that you are safe and well with the Lord.

Aron said...

The whole thing angers me beyond words! To think that someone like that can have children when so many others who actually want them cannot! It beggers belief. I would love to have kids, but since I am not married, and unlikely to be so now (not for lack of trying), I will never have little ones either. And yet she can?! God's justice will be done, in this life or the next.

May said...

I keep thinking how weird it is that Casey Anthony was let off, with so much evidence pointing to her guilt--only six years after Terri Schiavo--an innocent woman-- was killed by slow torture in the same state. These two Florida cases in recent memory show such a perverse double standard in the care we take over human life.

Even if Casey had been convicted of murder, she wouldn't have been starved and dehydrated to death. Oh no, that's cruel and unusual. But it's fine as long as you're innocent, I guess??? Or is being disabled a worse crime than murdering your little girl??? Which is it? I'm being sarcastic, but it just shows what a sick society we have.

And I'm not even getting into the irony of the fact that if Casey had aborted Caylee, nobody would have been up in arms and screaming for vengeance. Oh no, that's a woman's constitutional right to choose, that's a normal part of life, why should she have to put up with forced motherhood. What hypocrisy!