I'm obsessed with this case...I have been since the outset and I have no shame in it. I was obesessed with the OJ trial, but not so much the case itself. For the record, I think he was guilty as hell, but had I been on the jury, I'd have been forced to find him not guilty, as well. Next was the Jon-Benet Ramsey case. One of my first real experiences on the internet was joining my aunt and cousins, along with my mom, on a mIRC chat called Cybersleuths, which was heavily devoted to the Jon-Benet Ramsey case. So, yeah, me and mysterious criminal cases? Love 'em. This case has the best of it all, plus it occurred relatively close to me, so even our local media is full of coverage. That being the case, I'm hoping at least a few of you are also watching the trial and up for discussing it with me, sometimes maybe daily, other times, maybe not. I'll try it for a day or so and see how it goes, see if anyone else wants to talk about it and exchange theories and thoughts. That all said...
DID YOU SEE IT TODAY? Damn. I was expecting the pool story, the rumor has been floating around, pardon my pun, for awhile now and the rumor/hints of sexual abuse have, too. But somehow, hearing it said out loud in a courtroom was surreal and shocking. As I've processed it all, I have to admit Jose Baez put on a good opening statement. I went into this with a fairly open mind, believing that Casey definitely was involved in Caylee's death, but that it could well have been an accident. Today, I still think this. I don't believe she committed first degree murder; I still believe it was a bad, bad negligent accident and she handled the aftermath beyond poorly.
Do I believe George molested Casey? No, I really don't, although my mind is open to being proven wrong on that. I do think Casey's brother, Lee, may back her story up...I think he loves his sister enough to sell George under the bus in order to try to protect Casey, particularly since it's not like George faces any criminal charges. Let's see...the loss of Dad's dignity and reputation versus the loss of Sister's life? Yeah, I think Lee is going to back the defense's story up and try to save his sister. And actually, I'm not sure George and Cindy won't do the same, albeit in a more subtle manner. Wouldn't many parents sacrifice their reputation for their child who they genuinely feel is innocent of anything but negligence and mishandling in their grandchild's death, but who is facing death by lethal injection unless something is done to save her? I would, for Jake, if I truly believed him.
As for Roy Kronk, I think he's basically an asshole, but I think the defense looked plainly ridiculous in trying to incriminate him in anything much. Roy's girlfriend was a jail employee who came into contact with inmates when Casey was first jailed. That's the only coincidence I have much faith in. I suspect she heard Casey tell someone, possibly Baez, where Caylee's body was, then, knowing boyfriend Roy was a meter reader who walked that area and that he was in arrears in child support, rushed home saying, "Roy, guess what I heard? I know how you might be able to get money!" The shortest distance between two points is always a single line and in this situation, Roy's girlfriend seems to me to be the shortest line.
So...do I have any fellow watchers? If so, please join in and let's discuss the crap out of it!
May 24, 2011