The Casey Anthony Trial

Maria - posted on 05/27/2011 ( 39 moms have responded )

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I have been following the trial of Casey Anthony which is being broadcast on TruTV. I personally think she is guilty. I have read a lot about the case and have been following it all this week. What I don't understand is, how could any mother do this to her child? There has to be something mentally wrong with her to cause such harm to her child. Even on my most frustrating day, I have NEVER wanted to harm my child.



What are your views on the Casey Anthony case? Guilty or not guilty?

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Megan - posted on 05/28/2011

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My mom and I have been following this story since it started back in 08. In our opinion she is guilty. She's a pathological liar and a sociopath. We are disgusted in the fact that after all of the support her parents have given her, she accuses her father of sexual abuse to cover her own ass! Even if it was true, why bring it up now? This has been going on for years now, you think she would have brought it up when she was first accused.

As for George not reporting the smell, he did what any human being would do, find the truth. Ex- Cop or not you smell a rotting corps you think may be your daughter and or granddaughter you're going to check it out. It's the heat of the moment, you're worried, and there are a million things running through your head! Who's going to be able to think straight in that situation?!

Cindy's testimony was heartbreaking today. I can't imagine the pain and confusion that family and their friends are going through. They have already lost their beautiful granddaughter, they don't want to lose their daughter too. They know Casey is guilty but she's still their daughter. I also think they blame themselves a bit too for not checking up on her more. I'm assuming there thought was, Casey is growing up and ready to live her own life so we should give her the space she needs and she'll come to us when she's ready.



I don't know everything, I'm not them, but that's my opinion. I don't think they will be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that she is guilty of murder. The bottom line is an adorable, helpless child's life was taken unfairly. They at least owe it to her to get the truth out.

Krystal - posted on 05/27/2011

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@ Barb-How could you not have heard about this case? When the little girl was missing it was on 24 on all major network stations-when they finally found her body it made even more news. The old abuse excuse it a bunch of crap. No one has a rosy childhood-you either choose to let it consume you as an adult or you choose to move on and improve your future. I was picked on in 3rd grade-can I now go around beating people because of it. She is guilty-needs to be hung-non of the injection crap. Good Ole' Texas hanging should occur. And if they find that anyone in her family knew and assisted or held back information-then they are just as guilty. Same punishment.

JuLeah - posted on 05/27/2011

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A young woman I knew in my home town killed her baby. I'd seen the child last at her birthday celebration, and knew Mom and baby were headed to a different state to visit friends. I had no cause to be worried about her parenting.

She was an undiagnosed schizophrenic amazingly skilled at hiding her illness. She didn't even know she had it, she thought that how she moved through the world was normal. She moved around a lot and never really developed close friends, so that was part of the reason why she went undiagnosed for so long.

That day the voices started up again and from her point of view she killed her baby to save her. People were coming to take the baby and do things to her .... well, given what she believed, I get why she did it.

Once the meds kicked in and she realized what she had done .... the depth of human grief .... how she was even still living with a heart as badly broken as hers was, I don't know.

What they reported in the paper told the story a bit differently and not many were able to see her with much compassion. Most felt she deserved 'justice' which means they wanted revenge, they wanted her to suffer, be locked up for life, killed .... I think she would call it a blessing if they did kill her, but she got life. She refused to use her mental illness as an excuse and pled guilty.

I guess my point is, we don't know, not really. We can guess, but our guesses are not really facts.

A jury won't really know. They will listen to each side tell their story and make a choice about which one they believe more.

I work with attorneys and know, they don't really care what happened, and they are interested in what story they can spin.

The expert witness for one side will spin the facts and draw this conclusion. The expert witness for the defense (assuming you are rich enough to swing that) will take the same facts and spin them in a different direction, drawing a different conclusion. It comes down to 'who sounds more credible?" Cause the jury won't be made up of experts.

They will conclude ... and that, they assure us, will prove she did it or didn't, but really we will never know the full story.

Jackie - posted on 05/27/2011

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I think she's a guilty as sin and I hope she gets the book thrown at her. I haven't been able to follow the trial as closely as I would like to but I followed the investigation pretty closely. I hope she gets the chair.

I also think her Mom is bat shit crazy too. She knows her daughter is guilty and continues to support her. Her own Dad tried to commit suicide. I think he did it because he knows she guilty too and couldn't handle the idea of his little girl KILLING her own little girl and leaving her to rot all alone.

Makes me fucking sick

Amber - posted on 05/28/2011

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JuLeah- those are great insights. We truly will never know, but for the sake of Caylee a decision must be made. I honestly think she did it, but I think there were some circumstances- I believe she tied her up so she could go out and party, and most likely gave her chlorophorm to knock her out and she ended up dying. A bad parent either way you look at it! She looked like she at one time really loved Caylee.
The bottom line is she was out partying after her daughter disappeared, not crying like we see her now- that speaks volumes. I also think she had horrible parenting- as some else put it, I believe her mom is "bat sh*t" crazy.

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Laura - posted on 07/09/2011

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I kind of agree there... i read quite a bit of the story i found on investigation discovery.com... i had wondered too about the chloroform, and the tape.. the whole out partying thing and using her trunk to babysit her muffled child. I read there was a type of gas found in the trunk that emits from a suffocation victim. These were actual documents from the case.

Stephanie - posted on 06/10/2011

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Guilty!!! I dont care how much she cries on trial!...how can you be a month without knowing your childs where about and not report it and think that you could get away with it??

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GUILTY!!! I have been following this on TruTV as well and can not even imagine........makes me sick to my stomach to even think about what she did to that sweet little girl!

Maria - posted on 06/03/2011

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Agreed Jenn. She's guilty, just by her actions. I would never cover for anyone how harmed my child or anyone elses. I just want to smack her face everytime I see her on tv. Makes me sick and all I wanna do is go hug my children.

Jenn - posted on 06/03/2011

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Even if George is involved or did the killing himself...there is absolutely NO excuse for Casey's behavior as the child's MOTHER. Makes me sick. I tried watching the trial and couldn't handle it after her mother's day of testimony. I think Casey killed her daughter and others may have tried to cover it up but either way, the child died because of her mother. Casey's mother seems the most distraught of them all.

Maria - posted on 06/03/2011

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I hae been watching the trial on t and yesterday I hate a semi-panick attack. I can't watch it anymore.

Constance - posted on 06/02/2011

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This girl would be better off asking for a deal. Then she won't have to listen to everyone she know testify for the prosecution. Oh well when that many family member are openly calling you a complete fuck up and you killed you baby. She deseves eveything they can throw at her.

Constance - posted on 05/30/2011

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She is guilty. I think she did it cause her daughter was getting in the way. She has no remorse for what she has done. She needs to get the full punishment, there is no excuse for what she did. Her father played a part in this some how, but I think it is showing to how had it is has been for him. Her mother is just as crazy as she is.

The only time Ihave ever heard a story of a mom killing her children that I had compassion for was about a woman from several years back that drowned her 5 children. This is the only case that hit me deeper as a mother.
The story goes like this: This woman was married to a very religious man that believed she should have as many children as he wanted. After she had her first child she developed Postpartem Physcosis she was hospitalized and had to be realized because the insurance would not cover after a certain amount of time. he doctors warned against her having more children but the husband was only concerned about speading his seed. So shefealt she had no choice but to do as her husband wanted. After each baby she was hospitalized and she tried to commit suicide several times because the voices were telling her to kill the children. Her husband didn't care enough about her to prevent his wife from getting pregnant again. After the fifth she drowned them in the bathtub one by one and redressed them and put them at the dinner table for dinner.
She is has been locked up for a very long time and she doesn't mke excuses for what she did and knows it is where she should be but I believe her husband should be locked up as well. He was mentally sound and knew the risks and he didn't care. That is the only time I have every had some compassion for a mother who murders her own children.

Brittany - posted on 05/30/2011

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I have my belief on her being guilty or not guilty and I believe that justice will be served. I do not believe she acted alone.

I am a firm believer in the statement "it takes a villiage to raise a child". I know that mom's and dad's sometimes just need a night out. There is not anything wrong with that. If she was having such a hard time then she could have called her parents and said "Hey look I need a break can I drop her off with you for a week." That simple. I would never turn my children away if they called me and asked me that. I understand

My other problem is, her lies. She made up a story about her father and brother that just made me feel things that I should not be feeling.

Like I said justice will be served and this beautiful child is in the hands of God. She is still loved by all of us and will be dearly missed. What a beautiful angel we have.

My prayers also to all of her family, especially her Grandparents.

Susie - posted on 05/30/2011

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Guilty all the way, I am from Florida and recently moved to Toronto, however I have been wanting to follow the trail on TV but didn't think it would be broadcast here, I have been following on Twitter. If you dont mind what channel would that be on, I have Rogers, Thanks Susie!

Damali - posted on 05/29/2011

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GUILTY!!!!!!! Her story never held up. You can't have your baby missing and be out partying, not report it to the police or tell your parents. Her story just doesn't add up.

Auttie - posted on 05/29/2011

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I have a beautiful little girl named Kaylie. She is 8 years old. When I first heard this child's name, on the news, and her name is Caylee, I felt a pang go thru my heart, When I saw a photo of her, it broke my heart even more. This poor little innocent child was killed for no good reason, as far as I am concerned. I have been following everything, about this case. I believe Casey is guilty, period! One thing that no one has brought up, on this thread, is one major reason, I believe that she did it. Caylee was found in an area, where Casey used to bury her pets, that would pass away. This according to friends who grew up with her. That would be one hell of a coincidence for another murderer, to put Caylee in that exact place, just a little ways from Casey's family home. Another thing that stands out, is her behavior, after Caylee's disappearance. I would be a basket case, looking everywhere for my kid, enlisting any and every kind of help that I could get, in locating her. The police would be annoyed, at how in there face, I would be, trying to find my daughter!! Casey went out partying, and acting like an ass! I believe that Casey killed Caylee, because of how much her parents adored Caylee, but they pretty much did not get along with Casey. There are just so many things, that point to her guilt. She has lied and changed her story, over and over. She is guilty!!

Kendra - posted on 05/29/2011

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Guilty....I don't believe in the death penalty but life in prison is good she will live with her demons for life and if her family had anything to do with it they will also be punished by our judger God on their day

Kristen - posted on 05/29/2011

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I was watching the news last night lying in bed with my 6 yr old son peacefully dreaming right beside me and this story came on and it literally brought me to tears. I cannot imagine the thoughts that precious little girl had as the hands of someone who was suppose to love and protect her offered nothing but harm. It makes me completely sick to my stomach to even think about what the little girl went
through. I have a peace only knowing that she is now
protected by the Angels! Hoping the courts don't fail her memory and properly punish all that were involved.

Sherry - posted on 05/28/2011

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she should get the worst ipunishment ever. Im not sure of all the details cause i have not been following the case but her parents deserve some kind of punishment to but just my opinion from what was aired on tv when they were looking for her and stuff. it is very tragic and she deserves the same thing done to her as she did unto her child but 100 times worse.

Kim - posted on 05/28/2011

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I feel sorry for her parents throw the Dad under the bus and she has lied for years the way she was acting just knowing her baby was gone. I am not here to Judge . I feel so sorry for all of them they all lost some one so dear and so so precious sick

Sneaky - posted on 05/28/2011

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Well it is the defense job to cast as much doubt on the daughters guilt as possible - they would probably drag out the body of Elvis if they thought even one juror would believe he did it over their client.

Dana - posted on 05/28/2011

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No, they thought the daughter did it, now they think the dad/grandfather did it.



And I just looked it up, it seems it's the defense blaming George Anthony, not the prosecution. Interesting....

Barb - posted on 05/28/2011

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I know that feeling, about it going on forever.

So at first the prosecution thought the dad/grandfather did it and have now decided the mom did it? It would make me wonder if him being a police officer had something to do with that decision.

Dana - posted on 05/28/2011

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Barb, I think it's the prosecution. I'll be honest, I haven't paid much attention to this case in a long time. It seems like it's been going on forever!

Barb - posted on 05/28/2011

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@ Krystal, i haven't been able to watch the news since my oldest son was murdered last year. Every time i hear of another shooting or murder i'm all too aware of how that life and their family's life is going to be destroyed. The news covered Bob's murder, they had footage of us outside of the house holding each other and crying. When i see other families doing that, i feel that pain, shock, and horror all over again. I'm back to that terrible night.

I tried watching PBS to keep up on world events, but at the end of their shows they have a moment of silence for all our servicemen and women who have been killed and show their pictures. My youngest is a US Marine and i can't allow myself to contemplate that thought.

Really, the only news i take now is The Daily Show and the Colbert Report.

I probably shouldn't have even poked into this thread as i have my own murder trials coming up next month. Four people killed my son and only one took a plea deal and they are all squealing on each other so the trials have been separated. This means we don't get to go through just one trial hearing how our Bob was shot in the back after being bashed over the head with a table and was unconscious with our 2 year old granddaughter 10 feet away.. no, we get to hear it all 3 times

Dana, did you mean the defense drummed up the charges on the father or did the prosecution?

I also read this on the Huffington post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/24...
Where she says her father found the child in the pool. There is something in that statement that has a ring of truth. Did the grandfather harm the child while mom was sleeping and then put her in the pool to make it look like she was a negligent mother to blackmail her into not telling what he did?
Why the duct tape? I do think she had a hand in this, but i also think her father did too. I want all the people who had anything to do with this baby's death to be punished for it.

I understand him wanting to check out the car to be sure his child or grandchild wasn't in the car, but why take it out of impound and take it home? You want to preserve as much evidence as you can to get the person who harmed your child or grandchild. Taking the car home taints the evidence.

I think this girl has mental issues as well. And i know the molestation is a bad excuse for horrendous behavior; many people are abused physically and sexually and don't turn out to be psychopaths. But some do. Also, i read an article about doing drugs during puberty enhances the chance of schizophrenia as the mind is developing. Has she been checked out by a Psychiatrist?

In the end, the defense just has to present reasonable doubt.. another theory of what could have happened that is plausible.

Dana - posted on 05/28/2011

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Barb, the reason that most people think that Casey did it was because all these fingers pointing to her father is something new that the prosecution has drummed up. They've had a hell of a time proving that Casey did do it, now they're changing tactics.



I think they're all guilty of something. I'm not sure who killed her or who knew what but, they're all guilty to me.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/28/2011

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wow thats crazy i dnt know what they should do for that but sounds like she is guilty but in the other hand she had mental issues

Kim - posted on 05/28/2011

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Guilty! I want to hear about the sexy messages that show motive. She is a patholgical liar and poor excuse for a mother

Paula - posted on 05/28/2011

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I honestly don't know but i think she's guilty and anybody that has a child and they are missing i couldn't do a thing but think about and look for my child not go out and have fun

Barb - posted on 05/27/2011

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I had not heard of this case so i googled it and read the information from this link:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/casey-anthony-c...

Without reading more than these two pages and listening to the video i just have this really strange suspicion George Anthony is involved in this as well.

Being a former police officer, and he knew his grandchild and child were missing and he smelled that smell at the impound lot, he should have known to call the police to have the car impounded for evidence.

I think casey anthony knows and is covering for her dad who probably also abused her. The child can't drown and then be found with duct tape over her mouth and nose, that doesn't make any sense. So obviously she isn't telling the truth either.

My gut feeling is the grandfather, George Anthony abused his grandchild and either mom killed her because she had been abused and didn't want her daughter to live with that like she had or the grandfather killed her and the mom is covering up for him.

but maybe there is more to the story i'm not getting.. what makes you think she did it herself?

Ann - posted on 05/27/2011

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I THINK SHE IS GUILTY AND I THINK SHE SHOULD BE PUNISHED TO THE FULLEST I DONT THINK PEOPLE LIKE THAT DESERVE TO LIVE PERSONALY

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There have been interviews with a couple of Casey's friends/boyfriends who said her parents and her brother warned them that she was a liar and thief.



I think she was probably born a sociopath with no empathy, and her parents act strangely because they've know this almost her entire life and yet what can they do? They probably didn't think she would go this far, and now they have to try to save her life too, after losing their grandchild.



Imagine your child up for the death penalty. I would do what I had to do to save her from the injection, even if I knew she was a sociopath.



Everyone knows she's guilty! I wonder if they can throw up enough nonsense to save her from capital punishment.

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