Essay: The Case Of Casey Anthony Was Justice Served

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Casey Anthony, Was Justice Served?
Unfortunately, throughout history, there have been countless crimes that have left a lasting impression on our society and it’s faith in mankind. The case of Casey Anthony and the 2008 murder of her 2 year old daughter, Caylee, is no exception. Due to the massive publicity and media attention surrounding this case, the trial was known worldwide and created such controversy that an unbiased eye was difficulty to be found. Due to immediate deception, Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, went on trial on May 22, 2011 (Gunderman 2017) for her child’s murder. Though despite all of the powerful evidence presented against Casey Anthony in this case with “over 400 pieces of evidence, 33 days of testimony, and more …show more content…

The nation was outraged. In addition, she was found not guilty of aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child of which she was also charged (White 2015) She was; however, convicted on four counts of misleading law enforcement throughout the investigation(News,CNN) Casey Anthony was subsequently sentenced to four years’ incarceration for four counts of lying to the law enforcement during an investigation (Hayes 2011). In my opinion, Caylee’s murderer was never made accountable for their actions; therefore, no justice has been served. I believe that Casey Anthony should have been found guilty for the murder of her child because there was an abundant amount of evidence against her, she changed her story multiple times, and she showed no emotion or care for the fact her daughter is dead. Casey Anthony did not receive the proper …show more content…

She again changed her story stating that she and her father found Casey in their pool. She had accidentally drowned. She stated that her father helped her hide what had happened. Without testifying on her own behalf, the jury began to deliberate on July 5, 2011. After only 10 hours and 40 minutes, the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty on the charges of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child but guilty on four charges of providing false information to law enforcement” Alvarez 2017). She is subsequently sentenced to four years in jail to be served consecutively as well as a $1,000 for each count (Hayes 2011). Time served was also included in this sentence leaving Casey to be released only 10 days

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