Anthony not guilty of killing daughter

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  1. Paul3144

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    I think the jury made the right decision. While I don't think for a second Casey Anthony was totally innocent in this situation, and the defense made up a bunch of baloney, the State simply didn't prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
     
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    I'm pretty happy I dropped cable and have pretty much cut out any tv from my life. For instance I'm ecstatic that I've had to endure none of the apparent nonsense around this kind of media circus.
     
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    I agree about the media circus. I don't normally follow this kind of thing, but this time I did.
     
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    Yup. My internet is next.
     
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    I agree.

    Obviously Anthony is trash just based on her partying while KNOWING her daughter was not long dead.

    But her decency was not on trial. Whether or not she murdered her daughter was the issue.

    She may have. But I am glad she walks because that is the way the court system is supposed to work. There must be evidence that convicts beyond reasonable doubt.

    If there was not, I'd rather a murderer go free than for us to set a precedent to convict people we FEEL are guilty.
     
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    Any guesses as to when the next big media circus of a trial will be?
     
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    That'll be in September when the doctor goes on trial for murdering Michael Jackson in California
     
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    The jury brought the correct verdict in accord with our judicial system. That does not mean she is innocent, but the verdict was correct.
     
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    Based on what Juror #3 told ABC, I am not sure the verdict was correct. They gave the verdict based on the sentence rather than guilt.
     
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    I assume that you could have miss understood what that juror said, but in reading the article your statement is incorrect. The juror clearly stated there was not enough evidence to convict. It is called reasonable doubt.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...rd_speaks_i_did_not_say_she_was_innocent.html
     
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    She was convicted of lying to law enforcement about the where about of her child and what happened to her. This conviction includes several counts. But she was found not guilty of murder. Makes no sense.
     
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    While justice may not have been served, the law was followed. The prosecution was lax imo, thinking they had this in their palm and they got too confident, not doing as good a job as they should have.

    And they failed to prove murder. The jury did the right thing legally.

    God will make it right in the end if they were wrong.

    I've heard people saying that when Casey faces the Lord, justice will be served and she'll go to hell. I'd say let's pray for salvation before that happens! Let her own soul be saved, and I'm guessing she'll also come out with the truth if the Lord works in her heart and she becomes his.

    Of course that's much easier to say without ever having known the precious little girl and not knowing this family. Feeling mercy is simple when it's for a stranger.
     
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    Gina I totally agree. I think it is clear that she is a very confused young woman, beyond that we have no idea if she actually committed murder. A very bad mother yes, and very poor choices yes, but as a murderer that was not proven. The accusations were there, but there simply was no proof to back them up. We may think it, but we simply do not know and the evidence was not of a sort to convict.
    I also totally agree we should pray for her salvation. Not because she is thought of as a murderer and will suffer greatly and some revelation will come out, but because she is clearly lost and will suffer greatly. It is interesting to see how many claimed Christians are ready to condemn her and really think of her as a very wicked person and yet David in the OT was a murderer and an adulterer and no one ever speaks of him in the same terms. I wonder why? Could it be that we are a little hypocritical?
     
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    It makes perfect sense if you have any understanding of our judicial system. The evidence for murder was not there and for lying it was.
     
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    I believe it is there and another jury could have taken it in a different direction. People have been convicted, and rightly so, on similar circumstantial evidence.
     
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    Yes people have been found guilty on the same amount of evidence, but people have also been put to death who were innocent. When people (juries) ignore how our system is set up and render verdicts on accusations, feelings and emotions instead of the evidence it opens the door to sending the innocent to prison or even death. In fact in Texas we the people are now paying dearly for sending several people to death row when the jury did exactly what you are suggesting. And while I am a strong supporter of the death penalty I hold to the law that the prosecution has to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and that did not happen.
    In this case there was not enough evidence presented. There WAS a great deal of speculation and accusations, but not real evidence. The verdict was the proper verdict.
     
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    Why is this even still a topic for discussion?
     
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    if it bothers you don't chime in.
     
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    What bothers me is, why *this* case as opposed the literally dozens of similar ones going on throughout the country? Just today, it was reported that a man was arrested after his kids were found dead in a car; will we see that one tried and vilified in the media?

    What bothers me is how we justify the media's trying of the case by continuing to discuss it. What bothers me is how the media plays the role of "higher authority," and we give them credence by continuing to discuss this.

    The court did its duty; the jury did its duty. Whether we agree or not is irrelevant.

    And with that, I'm outta here.
     
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    I don't agree that it is irrelevant. If everyone left everything to just take its course then nothing would ever be changed. With open discussion each gets to examine the others thoughts and possible corrections that could or should be done.
    While there are those who disagree with my stance and me with theirs hearing what they think does allow, in fact cause me, to examine my thoughts on this matter or any given matter.
    I see it as most relevant even if their view does not change mine or mine theirs.
     

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