Is the case being built against Casey Anthony focusing on the wrong evidence?
The recent "document dump" from The State Attorney's Office contains, as Nancy "Hyperbolic" Grace would say, "bombshell" evidence. The duct tape, the serial number on the shirt, the laundry bag, the heart stickers (to name just a few) all seem overwhelming. But some of the evidence collected could be a stretch:
If Anthony's diary entry, dated June 21st, was written days after she put her only daughter in a garbage bag and hauled her off to the woods, Casey Anthony will win the award as the Most Evil Mother in History. The problem is, the year inscribed on the book is 2003. In that case, Casey wrote the entry: "I have no regrets, just a bit worried. I just want for everything to work out okay," when she was 17, two years before Caylee was even born.
|The Parenting Manual |
Casey apparently referred to the bestselling "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child" when raising her daughter, just like millions of mothers. In the Orange County Sheriff's Office report, it indicates that "several of the bookmarked pages had to do with child tantrums." If this is supposed to prove Casey was having a hard time dealing with a her toddler, get in line. The toddler years are the most challenging child-rearing stages. If referencing a self-help book is a clue Casey killed her toddler, then do we all stand on the precipice of doing something we'll regret?
|Casey's Relationship with Her Mom |
According to Casey's childhood friend Annie Downing, the relationship between Casey and her mother was strained. At Caylee's 2nd birthday party, Casey allegedly complained to Annie about Cindy's overbearing behavior: "Oh my God, this is supposed to be Caylee's day. I'm her mom. She's not her mom." Does this show motive? Yes, Casey was jealous of her mother's attention to Caylee, but couldn't Downing's description describe any mom's comment about an overbearing grandma?
Do you think all of the recent evidence is valid?