I have to be honest; I want to know what Casey Anthony has been up to lately. The other day, I bought Jose Baez’ book Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story and after reading it, I became very intrigued with this case. I know Casey Anthony’s case was closed long time ago and that should be reason enough for me to just let it go. But, the thing is that, I don’t want to let it go. I want to know more.
Before I started reading Baez’ book, I was very convinced that Casey was guilty. Now, I am not so sure. I know many people also think that she killed her daughter and that she got away with it. Again, after reading what her lawyer had to say about the whole ordeal, now, I have my doubts. The truth is that during her trial, the prosecutors didn’t play their card well. They raised more questions that actual answers, and on a murder case trial, a cause of death is a very important thing that the prosecutors need to try to establish, and unfortunately, in this particular case, that never happened.
Maybe she did commit the crime. And if she did, she got away with it. If that is true or not; we probably will never know. The issue here is that the prosecutors did not do their job well. They failed to show the jury the important pieces of information that they needed to hear to be able to find Casey guilty of charge. The prosecutors did not do that, and for that reason, the jury took the decision they took. Either she did it or not, on the day she was found not guilty, Casey Anthony received a second chance in life. My questions now are; after all these years hiding from a world that hates her; where is Casey Anthony? how is she doing? Is she happy? Is she still suffering the effects of not only losing her daughter, but also of being accused of killing her? What kind of moral support is she receiving? Who is helping her to have a normal life again?
I guess these are questions that probably no one cares to ask; but I do care. She is a human being just like all of us and she deserves to be treated with respect; especially after she was found not guilty for the crime that she was being accused of committing. A crime that maybe she, in fact, did not commit. None of us were there to see what exactly happened on the day that little Caylee died. And, for that reason is that I ask all of you now; who are we to judge her then?
That being said; let’s give this person a chance. As a person who was proven innocent of a crime, she has the right to move on with her life. Let’s allow her to do that without judging her or hating her. If she, in fact, killed her own daughter, her conscience will make her pay for it. Forget about jail or death row; her conscience will take care of it. Believe when I say this… a dirty conscience, my friends, is the most uncomfortable pillow that a person who knowingly did something wrong will ever have the chance to sleep in.
What I am trying to say here is that we, as an emotionally intelligent society, should not be the ones in charge of preventing a person from living a normal life. We should try to support each other to be able to make this world a better place. Let’s give this person a chance to live and while we do that, we are also giving ourselves a chance to forgive.
But, before I conclude, I would like to ask Casey Anthony a question… Casey, how comfortable is your pillow, my dear?