The controversial Casey Anthony verdict has not surprisingly proven polarizing on social media and among Americans in general as they discuss the case.
One half of the debate is horrified a woman who appeared to be guilty of murdering her daughter walked free. The other contends that if the prosecution could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, the system did work.
An alternate juror- who ultimately did not decide Casey Anthony’s fate- has spoken out about the verdict and outlined the reasons the prosecution failed, in their eyes, to secure a conviction for Casey Anthony. The three points he referenced were:
- The prosecution “didn’t present the evidence that would have sustained either a murder charge or a manslaughter charge.”
- They also failed to show a motive. “We … kept waiting to see what was the motive — just because Casey was a party girl did not show why she would possibly, you know, kill Caylee.”
- And the prosecution was also unable to say “how did Caylee actually pass away.”
The alternate juror said that while Anthony’s failure to report her daughter’s death troubled the jury, it wasn’t enough to convince them to convict. Do you have an opinion on the Casey Anthony not guilty verdict?