People all over the world seem to be buzzing about the Casey Anthony trial, and most importantly its verdict! I do not remember the last time a story got this much press coverage, not only in its own country, but around the world!
On Tuesday, July 5th, 2011, Casey Anthony was a worldwide trending topic on the social networking website Twitter. Her name appeared multiple times on my Facebook newsfeed and every newspaper in the world seemed to be covering the story. And the majority’s consensus was clear: the verdict was shocking. But why would it be? From what I read about the case, there was not enough evidence to convict her of the murder of her child.
Sure, her own version of what happened was full of lies, but she will be serving prison time for that. Living in a democracy means that there is the wonderful thing that is presumed innocence. Unless the prosecutor has enough incriminating evidence to get a jury to convict her for the murder of her daughter, Casey Anthony is innocent.
No one knows what really happened. And yet, people worldwide are accusing her of something the legal system did not find her guilty of. People may have their doubts, after all Anthony did not seem too stressed about the disappearance of her daughter and made up a whole bunch of lies concerning Caylee’s disappearance; however, she has been found innocent. Until further proof is put forward of her guilt, give the lady a little benefit of the doubt.