Most telling evidence from the Casey Anthony Trial: Not reporting Caylee missing for 31 daysPosted: July 29, 2011
What’s the most telling piece of evidence from the Casey Anthony trial? Casey’s failure to report her child missing for 31 days. End of story! That’s where the case begins and ends. Yes, I come with a bias having prosecuted many child abuse cases but how could any parent fail to report their child missing, let alone a toddler? Caylee wasn’t a teenager who didn’t come home after a late party. She was a 2 year old toddler. Could any parent ever imagine not knowing the whereabouts of their child, yet alone a toddler for 31 days? Just think about it. Picture yourself waking up each morning for 31 days and your child is missing, and you do nothing. You don’t call the cops. You don’t call friends or family for help. You do nothing. Instead, you go out partying with friends which your “expert” explains as a normal reaction to grief. Hogwash, simply hogwash. It was plainly, in my opinion, just another lie Casey told, but this time it was to the jury.
I wonder, too, did the jury ever consider that Casey is the daughter of a cop and maybe, just maybe, she learned a thing or two about how evidence evaporates over time?
People lie for a reason. It’s the same reason people give different stories when questioned. And, maybe, it’s the same reason people don’t report their child missing for 31 days. Do we need a jury instruction to tell us WHY people lie?