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Dr. Calatrello
English 101
6 July 2011
Not Guilty
“Not Guilty” of murdering her two year old daughter, Caylee. How could this be? Casey Anthony was cleared of first degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse charges on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. This is the biggest disputed verdict since the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995 and everyone has been watching as this trail unfolded a significant amount of evidence against Anthony. Finding Casey Anthony not guilty of murder is a misrepresentation of our judicial system because the evidence against her is overwhelming and Anthony continually told lies to the law enforcement authorities.

First of all, where is the justice? How can a child be missing for thirty-one days and the mother not report it? What about the foul odor that was in the truck of Anthony’s car? The tow yard operator stated that the car smelled like human decomposition. Secondly, Casey Anthony told investigators a significant amount of lies that consisted of: that Caylee was with a nanny named Zanny, a woman who never existed; that she and her daughter were spending time in Jacksonville, Florida with a rich boyfriend, and that the nanny had been hospitalized after an accident and they were spending time with her. Next, she informed officials that she was working at the Universal Studios theme park as an event planner; she even took the police to her “fake” place of employment and confessed about lying to them while walking down the halls of the studio. Lastly, Anthony confessed to making up imaginary friends and even a fake father for her daughter. This trial has many questioning our judicial system and some even pondering if they still believe in the American Court System. Where is the justice for the Caylee? Anthony attorneys argued that Caylee accidentally drowned in the family swimming pool, but who knows what really happened. The biggest question in this trial has been “How did Caylee die?” Our children are the...
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