Most telling evidence from the Casey Anthony Trial: Not reporting Caylee missing for 31 days

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?

10 Comments on “Most telling evidence from the Casey Anthony Trial: Not reporting Caylee missing for 31 days”

  1. Blanca says:

    You said it so clearly. How can the jury be so cloudy? Do we live in an unconscious society?

    • In explaining their decision to acquit, several jurors have stated that they had “reasonable doubt” and believed it to be a “circumstantial case”. Maybe, the jury missed or was confused about the jury instruction that finds circumstantial evidence to be of equal weight to direct evidence (an eyewitness or a video). And, maybe, they were confused about reasonable doubt which is not beyond all doubt because everything is open to some doubt. It is not uncommon for jurors to grapple with these terms. However, there remains many unanswered questions and maybe many reasons for their decision but there is no doubt that they voted 12-0 to acquit.

  2. Kim says:

    Where are the charges against the other family members for not reporting her missing for all that time? Wow, and to think the family is now going to be millionaires….we are truly a messed up society. So sad and oh so embarrassing.

  3. Jill says:

    I heard about Casey not reporting her daughter missing for 31 days. ANYONE not trying to hide something, including the jurors, understand that this behavior is suspect and extremely odd. The crimes committed and the liars are widely spread in this case. The justice system needs an overhaul!!!

  4. offthecuff says:

    You clearly understand what the jury did not clearly understand. To them, nonsense was a possibility.

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