Monday, June 27, 2011

Casey Anthony Trial

     I have to admit, I have listened to some of this case, it's hard not to, but I can't bring myself to sit down and listen to the details.  We were in Florida when Caylee was reported missing and I still remember seeing it on the local news channel there.  A lot of kids go missing everyday.  Not all cases end up like this, though.

     I can't bring myself to sit and listen to the details because it just completely disturbs me.  I just don't understand how somebody can do what it is believed Casey did.  I know I am only hearing the case by bits and pieces and through discussions on news shows, but it seems like it is almost moving in slow motion.  Little by little, each incredible, unbelievable piece of information is being put under a microscope.

     The trial coverage was on a channel I had on my bedroom tv yesterday.  I would hear a little, walk out, and walk back through and hear a little more.  I heard enough to know the significance of the pool, the ladder propped up, and the chloroform computer search.

     Casey's parents are troubling too.  I can't figure out what they do actually know and what they just believe, and then what they won't tell.  What I mean is, I think they know a lot more than they are saying, but I think the discoveries they made on their own (like the smell in the trunk of the car) have been somewhat suprising to them too.

     Then, you have to wonder what they are thinking.  Me and Sydney were talking about it last night and about the parents and I said to her that I don't know how I would feel.  It would be so hard to know my child was that cold, but then, I would probably do everything I could to protect her too.  If I was in that situation, Sydney would still be my child and I can't imagine not doing everything possible to keep her from the death penalty.

     It is a horrible situation and I can't imagine what it would be like to be actively involved in it.  It just makes my skin crawl when I see anything about it.  Every part of it is just unnatural.  What do you think?  I haven't completely kept up with every detail so I may be missing something.  How do you feel about the whole case?


Not a Perfect Mom said...

I honestly don't know too many details.
I used to be a huge fan of true crime novels and would follow the news stories, but after I had my own kids I just can't watch or read about it anymore, it turns my stomach.
And I understand wanting to protect your own child, after all, I do have four, but what about your grandchild?
Ugh, it's too much to even think about

thesisterhoodofspiritualsinglemoms said...

I know, it is just so hard to even think about. My mom says she always heard that you love your grandchildren in a way more so than your own children. She never believed it until she had grandchildren, now she says it is true. So I am like you, I can't even imagine the whole thing.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I live close to where it all happened and you just can't get away from the media coverage. My mom & husband especially follow it closely. It's horrible. I totally believe Casey is guilty and she's throwing her whole family under the bus by accusing them of horrible things. I can't imagine being in her parents' shoes; I've always said I'd love my children no matter what and always support them, but this may be my breaking point. I just don't know. e

thesisterhoodofspiritualsinglemoms said...

I bet it is really difficult for those living in the area. I hadn't thought about that. It is a hard thing to comprehend and imagine what her parents are thinking.