Casey Anthony obsession over?
The Casey Anthony case — is America’s obsession with this case really over?
The six-week criminal trial of an Orlando mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, then dumping her lifeless body in a swampy area to decompose just 15 houses from her parents’ home, seems to have captivated the American public to new heights.
Not since the child molestation trial of Michael Jackson, or the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, has the public been so wrapped up in a criminal proceeding.
Was America’s obsession with this case really interested in the criminal justice system, or a true real life reality show played out before our eyes, and is the obsession over, now that the trial has ended?
For many of us, the thoughts that a mother’s young child could go missing, not be reported and the mother still party for 31 days is unthinkable. However, this is exactly what happened in the Casey Anthony case. The jury voted “not guilty” on the three most serious charges against Anthony, and she walked free from the Orange County Jail on July 17.
The “not guilty” verdict has set off a lot of anger, frustration and tension among most Americans who watched the trial. A lot of the American public feels as though the jury made a huge mistake in the acquittal of these serious charges against Anthony, and that a cold-blooded murderer will now walk the streets again, and possibly make lots of money off her dead daughter.
There have been death threats against Anthony’s parents, the attorneys that represented her and the jurors. The outrage that has been seen on television shows us that the obsession with this case is not over, and probably will not be for a while.
Many feel that the evidence presented was sufficient to convict Casey Anthony, and now that some jurors are coming forward and talking about their decisions, it’s only making matters worse.
A plethora of people turned to their social media outlets to express their feelings about the verdict after it was read. There were approximately 325,283 tweets on Twitter within 10 minutes regarding the shocking verdict, according to social media analysis firm, Crimson Hexagon.
This trial is quickly being dubbed “the social networking trial of the century.”