Dad Days of Summer: While Momania’s Theresa Walsh Giarrusso takes a vacation, local dad and sportswriter Andy Johnston will be filling in. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casey Anthony looked shocked, relieved and then on the verge of collapse when the verdict was read.
Anthony was found innocent of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee on Tuesday to end one of the most closely watched trials since O.J. Simpson’s in 1995.
There’s been a ton of reaction to the verdict since the trial was so polarizing. Anthony was found guilty only of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.
But there’s also been a lot of blogging, tweeting and talking about Anthony’s reaction after she found out she was innocent of the most serious charges.
After the initial shock wore off, Anthony and her entire defense team were seen smiling and laughing in the courthouse. This is from the Orlando Sentinel:
As soon as the jury left the courtroom, Casey Anthony tightly hugged Baez, and then the rest of her defense team huddled around her, some of them crying. The defense team appeared giddy — all were smiling, including Casey Anthony, while she was being fingerprinted.
Caylee’s death was in 2008, so Casey Anthony, if truly innocent, has had time to mourn.
Was hers a perfectly natural reaction to winning the case?
Was it pure happiness from realizing that she wouldn’t have to face much more time in prison?
Or do you think she knows she was getting away with something?
- By Andy Johnston, for the Momania blog