I’m not really a court-TV kind of gal. I don’t watch truTV or Judge Judy or even ‘Law & Order.’ But there’s something very compelling about the Casey Anthony trial. It’s got all the twists and turns of a manufactured reality show, only this is the real thing.
It’s tough to look at the blank-faced Casey as she sits in the courtroom day after day — and yet it’s that veritable train wreck from which you can’t look away. How could ANYONE in their right mind kill that sweet little girl Caylee? It just doesn’t seem possible. And every time the cherubic Caylee’s face flashes across the screen, our heart breaks all over again.
Then there’s the drama, both in and outside of the courtroom. You can’t imagine that the case could get any stranger, and yet, every day it does. There are allegations of George Anthony’s affair, the bewildering rumor that Casey’s brother is Caylee’s father, and then Cindy Anthony’s testimony that SHE is the one who did the chloroform searches. Really? 80-some times? Something’s fishy there.
And let’s not forget Casey’s rampant lying — everything from a non-existent nanny to a non-existent job. Diane Dimond over at The Daily Beast wrote up a nice piece in the early stages of the trial about some of the lies. But lest we forget — and as Geraldo Rivera keeps reminding us — lying doesn’t necessarily equate to murder. I’m not a legal eagle, but doesn’t there have to be “reasonable doubt”? Could Casey Anthony go free? Is she indeed as guilty as she seems?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you think Casey Anthony is a murderer? And could this family get any more dysfunctional? We’ll find out during the next court session, right?