This is obviously a hot button issue for many people, not just in Orlando, not just in Florida, but for a lot of the country. As far as the case, new visitations are scheduled for Casey in jail and searches continue. I’ve saw a lot of responses, many of them with the same feelings about the case. In an attempt to respond, here is what I see coming next from many of the parties involved.
Casey Anthony: She’s likely to remain in jail until the winter when her trial comes around. If there aren’t any new charges, then she’s likely to get little punishment for the current charges she’s facing. She’ll be proven guilty for child neglect, because she doesn’t know or isn’t saying where her child is, and she’ll be proven guilty for lying to investigators because of the various legal documents and statements that have counter other things she has said. She could plead guilty to both charges and only get probation. If the dead body of Caylee Anthony is found, it would have to be clear signs of a trauma related death. If there’s no stab wound, gunshot wound, sign of strangulation, etc, then there’s no proof that Casey killed Caylee. If they do find Caylee dead, then a murder charge may not come into play. At the most it could be manslaughter. At the least, improper disposal of human remains. The manslaughter may not stick so the state may not go with that. She can plead guilty to improper disposal of human remains or improper burial and not look at any significant time. The, “it was an accidental death and I was so scared I didn’t know what to do,” defense most likely would work in her favor. In fact, that’s possible if this case continues the same course.
George and Cindy Anthony: The last thing you want to believe is that anyone you love has been involved in something foul. Put yourself in their shoes, you kind of have to be supportive of your daughter in taking what she is saying as truth. You can’t blame them if its very hard to believe otherwise. Imagine if its your child? Or imagine of an amount of circumstantial evidence says your mother is guilty of murder. God forbid, but I wish somebody would say anything bad against my mother. If you think about it, the thought is something very hard to believe about someone you love. There’s a good chance Casey’s parents didn’t have anything to do with the disappearance of Caylee, but it can’t be wrong of them to believe in Casey and belive that their granddaughter is still alive.
Jose Baez: Okay, he’s doing this case pro-bono, for free. Looking from his perspective, it’s a great way to get his name out in the public. This is the type of advertisement you can’t pay for. It’s unfortunate that it comes at the expense of a poor child, but someone has to represent the guilty party here. It was Cindy and George that retained his services for Casey. So they could have knew him from a previous relationship. So what if they’re tight, what does that mean? After it’s all said and done, Baez could find himself on reality TV or a television law consultant. He doesn’t even have to do that good of a job or see a trial room. In his defense, Casey’s best defense is to keep her mouth shut like she has been doing.
Orange County Sheriffs Office: They will eventually release the evidence that leads them to believe that Caylee is dead. Equusearch and Orange County Sheriffs Office search teams will then move from a rescue to a recover effort. Charges will be updated, but it will be interesting to see what they will upgrade them to. If they aren’t able to prove that Caylee was murdered then they’ll be no murder charge. State Attorney’s office may come in with another deal, but if Casey and Baez didn’t take the first one, I don’t think they’ll take another. Again, her best defense is to keep her mouth shut.
Media: It will take a hurricane for Florida media to move on to a new story…oh wait, that happened already. But some how media focus will slowly move away from the Search For Caylee Anthony to other stories. This story will move from Top Story status to casual mention to no mention at all in newscast. But then again, it come back up once trial time starts in November.
Public: People will continue to see this story unfold. Many people of course will be on the side that Casey is guilty and should be held accountable. There will still be people upset and some thinking that Cindy has something to do with it. People will continue to argue with her because they think that she also knows more than what she is telling. The number of people protesting will increase exponentially in comparison to the number of people actually out helping to find Caylee.
Not for nothin’, but no matter how it ends, there’s going to be a lot of people unhappy about it. But there’s only a few select number of people involved who actually have some control on how this ends.