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Casey Anthony Syndrome

Well folks, I waited patiently to make a post about the trial of Casey Anthony. I waited because I didn’t want to be part of all the noise out there. The trial started to “get to me” as I am sure it did you as well, now that its done here goes….. I am surprised, I am angered and I am in shock like the rest of you!

I have sat on juries before that have gone to verdict and I think that in a murder of this stature and profile; I simply in my opinion, feel that the information was too complex!  Look at the law instructions for instance-very complex I think that even to understand just that would have taken many hours alone.

I think that while the jury did do its ultimate job-it went to verdict, it deliberated and it brought a result I think it was a pressured one. I think and I am almost certain someone of those twelve (at least one) went home full knowing that the vote they cast for not guilty was not the one they wanted to cast forth. No one will ever admit to feeling the pressure of another or even all other jurors. Not one person wants to stand up and say that they want to be the “possible one” who does not see it everyone’s way!

Even though the judge will ask-is this your true opinion? Is this the vote you wanted to cast? When at that point it has gone that far no one would ever say No I want to change my mind it’s not my vote, can we revote! It just doesn’t and I bet almost never has! It has past the point of no return!

So while I personally think this has been a horrifying miscarriage of justice, and I personally think that a mockery has been made of our system; it is our system.

So next time when you get called to jury duty-you do the damnest thing you can to get on that jury! Remember you can make a difference, maybe it won’t be now but it could be in the future. Sadly, there will be more Casey’s out there to come. Those kids that think they should bear no responsibility for their actions-the ones that are given too much and the ones that are never told no! We all know one-that’s not dysfunctional at all-it is our society! Our society is what is dysfunctional! I have heard many stories about a young girl out there partying it up, who winds up prego, who doesn’t tell family or friends, and who hides it. I also know families that do not ever “air their dirty laundry”! Why should they?

What was dysfunctional was the fact that our society accepts the irreverent actions and behavior of teens like Casey. I am hoping that somehow the parents will be able to get the help they need. Cindy will be a healthier person if she not let Casey back into her home. I hope that they both (Cindy & George) will be able to see the forest for the trees and know that this awful circumstance that is the creation of their daughter, is just that a creation by their daughter. This kind of event could strengthen them and their marriage or it could rip them apart. Such a shame!

Casey will languish eventually (when she’s done partying it up) when she finally comes to Earth perhaps she will make herself sick, as sick as she has made all of us! I think the lump in throat and the ball in my stomach must be the Casey Anthony Syndrome. Once one gets this, it may take some time to pass!

In the meantime, hugs your kids, your stepkids, your grandkids, your neighbors kids, and treat them right so they don’t grow up to be the next Casey Marie Anthony!

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationaltone.

Mary Caliendo

 

Drew Peterson Wants New Venue

Well no news was good news…..but alas Peterson’s lawyer Joel Brodsky filed a motion to seek a venue change. Brodsky stated that he feels his client cannot get a fair trial in Will County, IL.

In Brodsky’s motion it stated media coverage was so widespread, and that it was extreme and inflammatory thus causing the tainting of prospective jurors to be impartial!

As if…Mr. Brodsky, I don’t know if you have heard but CNN carried coverage of the Drew Peterson arrest, as well as exhumation of Ms Kathleen Savio’s body! The only way that Brodsky and Peterson could get a jury that has never seen or heard of the character Drew Peterson or that of his case, they would have to have to seek a jury from another planet!

The change of venue was expected. And this is often a strategy used in many high-profile cases, or cases where the suspect is an outlandish character who cannot stay out of the media spotlight, and whom goads the media to continue to put him on the air! Peterson and Brodsky brought even more notoriety to their own case, and I think it would be a laughable situation if the judge says no on his later August 14, 2009 court date!

Good luck Brodsky/Peterson camp Drew Peterson will fairly get what he has coming to him!

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo

Movements in Casey Anthony Case!

On Thursday the judge ordered that Casey Anthony must appear in all the court proceedings that have to do with her case! So Friday morning she must be sitting in court for the 8:30 am call. The judge told the courtroom that “force” will be used on her if that is necessary! She will be whisked away, by herself by way of blacked out windowed Suburban SUV.

Highlight of the case include:

Baez has filed a complaint to have prosecutors removed from the case! (which is extremely ridiculous)

Random people are depositing money in Casey Anthonys’ account so that she can buy things from the commissary.

The $5000.00 dollars was paid out to Roy Kronk by Mark Nejame (former family lawyer for George and Cindy Anthony) The other money that was put up for the safe return of Caylee went back to its donor and was never redeemed.

Other movements in court for Casey Anthony case were that Linda K. Baden was seated at the lawyers table, dressed in a gray suit  coat and navy blue pants Casey  was shackled at the feet and then again at the waist and she sat between Baden and Baez. She smiled at times with them. With her hair in a bun, looking matronly trying to get the… aw sympathy vote……trying hard to humanize the ice princess, which did not work on me!

Baez motions filed to inspect crime scene was okayed. Baez team to get the prosecution removed was denied as was the motion for fingerprints from Equusearch was denied.

No family members came to court for Casey. George did not get released for Halifax Hospital, and no one knows about Lee or Cindy. This feels like this could be a significant thing, perhaps the turning of the tide.

Just my thoughts, just my opinions, and always in a conversationalTone.

Mary Caliendo