While I have always said that Jose Baez would be the reason Casey’s life would be spared, I never thought she would walk away as a free woman. The reason I have always said this is because I found Baez to be very warm and personable. He is even tempered and spoke in a smooth, calming manner. I always felt that a jury would like him and I was right.
I also objected when people referred to Baez as Bozo. While he may not have had the experience, he was far from dumb. I believe that he did a wonderful job in the courtroom as he had an uphill battle. I believe the turning point was in his final arguments when he referred to Ashton as Laughing Man.
How dare Ashton laugh during a final argument. The jury found this arrogant and no doubt that was part of their decision process, along with the lack of physical evidence.
I do believe in the Constitution one hundred percent . I know that the Jury works on a very personal level. Last December I won a unanimous jury decision in US Federal Court against someone who copied my materials. I wrote a best-selling book called Toxic People back in 1995. Then 13 years later an Arizona Public Speaker Marsha Petrie Sue who is a known copyright infringer had the audacity to name her book the same as mine Toxic People and do identical word for word copying from another of my books. A unanimous Jury of 12 found Marsha Petrie Sue liable of copying my work Thus justice was served.
So I will accept Casey Anthony’s unanimous verdict by 12 people and continue to honor the judicial process and our Constitution. I will not complain about it or call the jurors stupid like some people have already done in the media or say that” the devil is dancing.”
However, I still do have some questions as to why Casey told no one Caylee was missing until 31 days. While I understand we all grieve differently, I cannot wrap my mind around partying as part of the grieving process. Also Caylee couldn’t have just vanished into thin air . Did she wander off? Was she kidnapped? Did a family member remove her body ? Why did Casey do a chloroform and neck breaking search? It will always remain a mystery.
Cheney Mason said that this is a lesson. He is right. I learned that lesson as well and I am humbled by it. As I did my body language analyses, I did see fake tears and only tears for Casey and not Caylee. That angered me. I did see terrible bursts of anger out of the blue that were frightening and out of control. I wondered if she would go off the deep end and react violently during her verdict, especially if it was not positive. I saw her hatred towards her mother and father. I stand behind my observations which influenced my thinking. The constant lying and Zanny the Nanny were a problem for me as she sent us all on a wild goose chase for the past three years.
I did believe she would get Manslaughter or Life Without Parole based on all of the evidence. But was that really evidence or evidence the media provided? I learned about the case when I used to appear on the Nancy Grace Show. As you may have noticed I no longer appear on her show and have not done so since this case and no longer intend to do so for a number of reasons.
Nancy convicted Casey three years ago when she began to refer to her as “tot mom.” She convicted Casey without the evidence which the jury had and essentially sentenced Casey to death. This was wrong. She did not have all the evidence and information even though she thought she did.
Nancy and I would get into it on the air with regard to Cindy Anthony. Nancy would yell at me and try to berate me as I shared my thoughts that Cindy was a huge part of the problem and that Casey was the way she was because of Cindy. Between my being interrupted and verbally abused, I shared that the apple did not fall to far from the tree, which infuriated Nancy. In my view Nancy didn’t want to offend Cindy because she wanted her as a guest on her show.
As we all saw, Casey lies. So does Cindy. It appeared to me that Cindy may have taught Casey to lie. I also believe that Cindy’s excessive control, which we all saw. may have pushed Casey to act the way she did. Is Casey a sociopath? She certainly had a number of aberrant behaviors and reactions which appeared to be antisocial. However unless one does a formalized test, no one can say this.
As far as George is concerned, only he and Casey know if any sexual abuse occurred. But I will say that his lying about his affair was reprehensible. Body language wise he literally washed his hands of Casey and Jose.
Where will Casey go when she gets out of jail? She cannot go back to her home with George and Cindy. She is 25 now and will have her own money soon as the book deals and movie deals and photos and interviews roll in. She is free, sans Caylee and has no one to tell her she is a bad mother. She can no longer live in a home where she accused her father and brother of molesting her. She can’t live with a mother who is responsible for locking her away for three years and who will never let her forget about Caylee and move on with her life, in her view.
Maybe her lawyers will l get her an apartment or maybe she will live with them until she gets settled. Casey will be a hero to some and a villan to others. But her case serves as a huge lesson, that we cannot convict someone in the media until they have had a formal trial.
Still, I am terribly sad that Caylee is dead and that there is no one to punish or to hold accountable for her senseless death. www.drlillianglass.com