Thursday, February 19, 2009
I don't normally talk openly about cases like this. It's just too difficult and much too heartbreaking. Whenever a child dies it's sad, but when a child is murdered it's especially horrific. No child should ever suffer.
I see these brown eyes and it reminds me of my youngest daughter. Those brown eyes just tug at my heart. I want to reach out and comfort her, but I can't. What's done is done. Nothing can ever bring her back.
We've seen all the sensation surrounding the case. The mother is in jail and the evidence is mounting. I always want to think the best of the mother. I always hope it couldn't possibly be true. That surely she's innocent and the police are simply grabbing at the first person they can to solve the case and give the public closure. I guess I just find it so incredibly horrible that a mother could kill a child. Yet, we've seen it happen plenty of times, haven't we?
In this particular case it's not looking good for mom, is it? She hasn't proven herself to be the loving mother from the start. Between the evidence proving Anthony's car trunk had a decomposing body in there and traces of chloroform, Google searches from the Anthony house computer on murder techniques, Casey borrowing a shovel from a neighbor for no particular reason, items found with Caylee's body that can be linked back to the Anthony house, not reporting the little girl missing for almost a month and now there's some duct tape evidence that seems pretty solid as well. After awhile you start to be swayed, despite how impartial you wanted to be.
I always like to think 'innocent until proven guilty' though. So, I try not to make assumptions. Media can skew the facts, we've seen it happen time and time again. But, each time I turn on the T.V. it seems they've pretty much already judged her and found her guilty. And though I sort of have as well at this point, what does that say about our justice system? Does the general public tend to believe what they see? Do we condemn before the courts even have a chance to do their thing?
In the end, Caylee is what matters. Finding her killer, bringing the person or persons to justice and making them pay for this horrible crime. If that killer is her mother then she'll get what she deserves. My mind keeps coming back to one thing. Why? She was just a baby!
Nevertheless, nothing can bring this sweet little girl back. She loved unconditionally. Trusted without question. Maybe, at the very least, justice can bring closure to the rest of the family...?
In Memory of Caylee Anthony
Magically appeared by Anne Rainey at 10:02 AM