The Casey Anthony trial is the big crime story right now. Headline News has become the 24-hour Casey Anthony Network. And everyone (including me) considers Casey Anthony guilty beyond any doubt, even though the prosecution case is largely circumstantial.
Now imagine a Bizarro World version of the case.
In addition to the circumstantial evidence, Casey Anthony has given Bizarro World prosecutors two long, detailed confessions in which she describes exactly how she killed Caylee and disposed of the body. These confessions are on tape and available online for anyone to listen to. Casey gave a third long, detailed, tape-recorded confession to her Bizarro defense lawyer, and that confession has been played in open court. Police officers who drove Casey Anthony to Bizarro jail report that she spent an hour describing the murder. Several friends of Casey Anthony give detailed statements to the police saying, “Casey Anthony told me she killed her daughter”. Several other people report hearing Casey Anthony brag about the crime in public. And yet . . . nearly everyone in Bizarro World believes Casey Anthony is innocent. Celebrities rally to the “Free Casey” cause. Bizarro Nancy Grace spends every night denouncing law enforcement for mistreating poor innocent Casey Anthony rather than searching for the real killer.
The West Memphis Three live in Bizarro World.
That’s one reason this case both fascinates and infuriates me.