I don’t know who fucked up more, the prosecution or the defense, but the ball kept shifting from one court to the other. Half the time I thought Baez was a total buffoon and that Anthony would have to appeal her death sentence for incompetent representation. Then I was pulling my hair out because Ashton was such an ass and missed a number of things I would have brought to light if I had been the prosecutor in this case.
Where Baez won was in the opening and closing arguments, not because his theory made any sense, just the opposite - it did not! The idea that Caylee drowned accidentally was ludicrous! However, it was the passion he put into his arguments that probably swayed the jury. He was fighting for Casey’s life.
Where the State lost was in the same opening and closing arguments. Ashton spent most of his time drinking water like he was the 2nd string quarterback waiting to get into the Big Game and he and Burdick spoke like they were automatons reciting the Orlando phone book. Their voices droned on and on and after several minutes I’m sure the jury was ready to fall asleep as Judge Perry had forewarned.
What made it worse was Ashton’s cynical laughter during Baez’s closing arguments. No, I’m not saying that his laughter was a deciding factor for getting a murderer off free, but jurors notice everything and I’m sure that did not sit well with more than a few of them. If one to two were sitting on the fence, this could have been the little push they needed.
Still, I find it hard to believe that 12 rational people could actually believe that a mother, after finding that her daughter “accidentally drowned” in the family swimming pool, would take her child and place masking tape over her mouth and nose and then stuff the body in 2 garbage bags and a laundry bag and put the body in her car trunk for days until the body started to smell and then dumped it in a swamp near her home.
Did the jury believe the crocodile tears that Casey Anthony managed to muster while the jury was present, but remained cold and stoic when they were out of the court room. Did they forget what she did after her daughter
went missing died from drowning? Did they forget that she went partying every friggin’ night getting drunk and having a great time with her boyfriend without a care in the world for her daughter? Oh yeah, and did they forget the tattoo she got right after her daughter “drowned” that said it all! “Bella Vita” - Beautiful Life!
I’m still scratching my head! How in the hell can 12 people of any normal intelligence come to a “not guilty” verdict in a little over 10 hours of deliberation? Something is just not right! Either they’re all fucking idiots or they didn’t give a damn and they just wanted to go home and get back to their little lives!
Maya Muses: Well let’s see what a beautiful life Casey Anthony has after she’s out of jail! What it boils down to is she got away with murdering her daughter! Now she can go back to the bars and dance the night away and have her “Bella Vita” although I doubt very many people will want to party along with her; except for a few drunken asses who…..
Anyway, if there’s any justice in the world, maybe she’ll be ostracized like OJ Simpson! And maybe like OJ, she’ll do something else stupid and find herself back in prison where she belongs!