Thursday, June 23, 2011

What Would You Do?

Is there going to be justice
for the murder of this precious child, Caylee Anthony?
If so, when?
If so, whom?

I have to admit that I have been glued to my television
for 18 days watching the Casey Anthony trial.

I don't especially want to watch it,
but I can't seem to take my eyes or ears away from it.

Unless you live in some remote part of the country
that doesn't have CNN, you probably know that
Casey Anthony is on trial for the murder
of her two year old daughter, Caylee.

As with most murder trials,
the state's case is built on circumstantial evidence...
mounds and mounds of overwhelming circumstantial evidence.

Of course, the defense is trying to provide testimony
to create doubt in the minds of the jury.
That is their job.
Obviously, it doesn't matter how that doubt is created...
honestly or dishonestly...
whatever it takes.

Have you ever sat here...
on the witness stand?

Unfortunately, I have...
several times.
That is not a comfortable chair.
Smart, well-trained professionals play trickery with words and phrasing.
Winning or losing hangs in the balance of a misspoken word.


What if you were in the position of Cindy Anthony?

Your only grandchild is dead.
Your only daughter has been accused of that death.

Would you seek justice for your granddaughter?

Would you lie to save your daughter?

When you step up to that witness stand
and place your hand on the Holy Bible...


I have some definite opinions
(surprise, surprise),
but I want to hear yours!


Ames said...

I would not want to spend 2 minutes in Cindy Anthony's shoes. I look back at all the times when my daughter was a little girl and I caught her in a lie, I didn't stop loving her, but instead served her a form of punishment so that she could learn the right way from the wrong way.

In all you do to make sure your children grow up to be good upstanding adults there comes a point in time when you have to realize that you are no longer responsibile for their actions.

Cindy has a responsibility to tell the truth, and unforntunately as hard as it is for me to say this because I am a mother, she has to let Casey suffer her own consequences.

My heart and prayers go out to Cindy and George Anthony. They are a disfunctional family of today's society. Not the families portrayed in those TV show's from the 50's, 60's and 70's like Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver, or The Brady bunch.

I feel she accidently killed her daughter and panicked. I do not believ George had anything to do with the child's death or disposal. It sadden's me that the poor child was tossed like yesterday garbage.

My husband seems to think that if Casey gets life in prison, she will probably be killed by other inmates once inside the general population of the prison. He said inmates don't like baby killers.~Ames

Red Shoes said...

Something bad... something sad... happened to that little girl.

Do I think that Cayce was/is involved? You bet...

Do I think that she intended to kill the little girl? I haven't seen any evidence yet to suggest that...

Obviously, there is a great deal of dysfunction in that family... Cayce is totally into herself and all about herself....

Neither of those are against the law.

If I were on the jury, I would have to vote against first degree murder... and vote for manslaughter.

I hear someone in your household had a birthday recently?? Any fact to that rumor?


Linda Medrano said...

Damn! I really don't know. This whole thing is so depressing. Malisa, I would lie to protect a child of mine. I would lie to protect a grandchild too. And I would lie to protect my husband.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I would not lie to protect my child. I'm convinced this woman is guilty, and probably lacks a fully developed conscience, but I don't support the death penalty. There's nothing to be accomplished by taking her life in exchange for girl's life, and why take away any chance of redemption? Mostly, I think the whole story is sad.