Casey Anthony – Jury Selection
Posted by thedarwinexception on May 16, 2011
I wasn’t going to get sucked in. I really wasn’t. I have way too much going on in my life to start being obsessed with another long ass, never ending, emotional, high profile case. I mean, I am on level 65 in Farmville, and those sheep aren’t feeding themselves.
But, I watched the first day of jury selection, and then the next day, then I started posting status updates about the jury on Facebook – and the minute the one juror got cited for contempt of court and fined $450 for talking to a TruTv producer, yeah, I was sucked in…..
The judge had originally wanted opening statements to begin tomorrow – but that won’t be possible. I’m thinking Wednesday or Thursday, only because the judge has also said the courtroom will be dark for one day after seating the jury, probably to allow jurors to pack and be moved to Orange county.
But, since I haven’t blogged in a while….let me give you some quick thoughts of my own about this whole case.
#1. Who is going to give victim impact statements? I can’t see George and Cindy Anthony -with their current attitude regarding their daughter’s complete and total innocence, getting up in front of the jury and demanding justice for their granddaughter. Will there be no one to speak for Caylee?
#2. Zanny the Nanny – I think Zanny is short for Xanax. I think that “Zanny the Nanny” is alluding to the practice of mother’s giving their small children Xanax to keep them quiet and controllable. I think that Casey may have overdosed Caylee on Xanax, and that’s how she died. Granted, this doesn’t answer the whole “Duct tape around the head” evidence, but I am going to have to hear that evidence before I decide if the state’s theory is correct, that Casey applied duct tape to Caylee’s mouth.
#3. The state’s case. You do realize they are weak on actual evidence, right? Yeah, they are. This is a completely circumstantial case, and the interesting thing is that Casey herself provided most of the circumstances. I think that’s why jury selection is going so slowly. If he defense can find actual jurors who have really never heard of this case, they have a really good shot at acquittal. A lot of the evidence in this case is intensified by emotion, and hatred of Casey.