Jesse Grund Casey’s ex fiance is a remarkable young man in my view/ How man men would step the plate add act as a child’s father even though it was not their biological child? Jessie did that. He loved Casey flaws and all. He saw her issues yet he was willing to love her unconditionally. Even his mom and Minister dad Richard Grund embraced Casey.
They all got along and treated Casey as a loving member of their family. They even reported that Casey flourished around their family. But then when Cindy saw that Jesse was not the bio father she became her miserable controlling self and apparently put a wedge between Casey and Jesse. She wanted control over Caylee and did not want Jesse or the Grunds in the picture.
So Casey and Jesse broke up which was a huge mistake in my view because Jesse’s family could have been the stabilizing force that Casey so desperately needed in her life. It would have shown her alive of function unlike her own dysfunctional family.
She may have even received a good dosage of religion with the help of Jesse’s minister father Reverend Grund. Maybe if she found religion she would have learned to not be jealous of Caylee and even forgive her mother and father and Lee. Maybe it would have helped her keep her satanic dark side at bay.
While Casey dated a myriad of men after Jesse, she never wanted to completely cut the cord with him. In my view she knew he was a good guy who really loved her and was not using her like the others. She wanted to keep him in sight after she was done having her flings and hookups. She knew he was the real deal so if she got rejected from all of the men she had, she no doubt fantasized that she could always get Jesse back whenever she wanted.
But she was wrong. He moved on and so did she with Tony Lazarro. The one thing I will say in Casey’s favor is that she did choose some really good men who genuinely cared for her.
Jesse testified about Lee’s standofishness towards him and about Casey reporting that he sexually molested her . Just to show you what kind of terrific guy Jesse is, he didn’t question Casey about Lee’s molestation. Instead he was there for her in case she wanted to speak about it.
My view is that Casey and Jesse they ended up together perhaps Caylee would still be alive. With Jesse and his family’s functional love and Casey being away from controlling Cindy in particular, perhaps Casey would have had a chance at a good Life- a rea; Bella Vida.
Evidently Casey must have though those same thoughts because she glanced at Jesse as he walked off the stand. You could see the sad downward coursing of her lips. In the photo above she has quickly turned away. She looks wistful. She looks sad about the life she could have had and not the life she has now. www.drlillianglass,com