CASEY ANTHONY, THE PROSECUTION FAILED NOT THE SYSTEM
Immediately the media, pundits and nearly everyone else began crying about how our justice system failed little Caylee Anthony since her mother who had already been convicted by many in the press and quite a number of Americans was found not guilty of murder. This is not the case at all, the justice system did not fail the prosecution failed to present a case which eliminated all reasonable doubt that Casey Anthony did in fact kill her daughter.
While I like many of you solely from her actions in the weeks before Caylee's body was found believe that Casey Anthony was much more involved in what happened to her daughter, our justice system did exactly what our Founders designed it to do. Casey Anthony though charged with the murder of her daughter was considered innocent until PROVEN guilty and the burden of proof fell upon the prosecution and they completely failed to present a case that proved anything other than Casey Anthony lied to police.
Jurors in the case were charged with deciding Casey Anthony's fate based solely on the evidence presented and not the cries of the media or the perception of those who had been following the case through the media. Jurors, as our justice system is designed to do, found in accordance to the evidence presented them there was reasonable doubt that Casey Anthony did not kill her daughter and as such found her not guilty of the charges.
Did the prosecution drop the ball? Most likely. They were so caught up in trying to get a first degree murder conviction they neglected to present a case that could prove anything except that Anthony lied to police. Was Casey Anthony involved more than appeared by the evidence presented by the prosecution? There is a strong possibility that she was based on her actions during the initial phases of the missing person part of little Caylee's disappearance.
But once again NOTHING was proved by the prosecution even using circumstantial evidence and the jury was left with no choice but to find her not guilty based on the evidence presented to them. Our justice system worked and the prosecution failed to present a case against Anthony that proved without any doubt she killed her daughter.
If Casey Anthony was more involved with the death of her daughter that is between her and God and she will receive what she deserves for it. We will never know what happened to Caylee Anthony but rest assured that this innocent little girl is safe in the hands of a loving God and she will never suffer again.
Was Casey Anthony a bad mother? This is likely but she was not charged with being a bad mother. She was charged with murder and manslaughter and the prosecution proved neither. Don't blame the jury or the system for the results of this trial. If you are angry with the verdict then place the blame where it belongs, on a prosecution team that failed to present the case they sought.
Out justice system worked. In this country anyone charged with a crime is innocent until PROVEN guilty and in this case it was NOT proven and as a result Anthony was found not guilty by a jury of her peers. If she did kill her daughter or was involved in her death in any way it is Casey Anthony who will have to live with that and not the jury, the failure of the prosecution or the justice system.