Around the table at lunch today with some other Bristol residents, I realized quickly that people are no longer interested in the Casey Anthony case. They are done with it, over it, past it, and just flat sick to death of it!
They are sick of it figuratively, but also literally. How long do we have to be subjected to sickening visions, descriptions, and photographs of this little girl’s remains in a garbage bag, the stench of death in the trunk, and the duct tape with the little heart sticker.
After the horrors of 911, the television channels finally agreed to stop repeatedly playing the terrifying video clips. Maybe its time for them to do the same here in the case of this precious little girl’s heartbreaking death. Not that the two incidences compare, but the general public has seen and heard enough.
How many more times do you want to hear about the utility worker jabbing the eye socket with a pole, collapsing the skull? Come on, is it necessary for every program to rehash this testimony over and over and over again?
Also known as
Any photo of a court witness that has the subtitle, “Also known as River Cruz,” (see photograph above), should automatically lose any credibility, or so this writer thinks. She is just one of a series of testimonies that comprise this train wreck of a case that we have been unable to turn away from, but instead just wrench in disgust.
This week’s insinuations of the brother’s relationship with his sister, falling on the heels of accusations of sexual abuse by the father, is just too much to hear at dinner time. Many homes may have finally reached the overfill level on that one.
As witness after witness takes the stand, the whole thing just paints a picture of a very, very messed-up family situation which has gone from bad to unbelievable. Maybe that is the answer to the question that I have heard many people in the Tri-Cities area vocalize: “Why does this case merit this much attention?” It is not the loss of this little girl’s life, one of too many lost each year, but the family sideshow that played alongside the heartbreaking story that keeps it in the news.
If the glove fits
One reason that society has been riveted for so long with this case is that with every month that has passed, we have all seen circumstantial evidence that left no doubt in our minds of Casey Anthony’s involvement, duplicity, and disregard of her own daughter’s death. This writer, though, has a sinking feeling that she will be acquitted, just like the owner of the gloves, due to tedious lab findings or the lack thereof. The last few days discussions have indicated that Google search records may also provide the Casey Anthony legal team with either exculpatory or inculpatory evidence that they will have to deal with in the next few weeks.
Worse with the telling
Court testimony is, of course, a necessary unpleasantness in a very public case like this; we are going to hear about it. It seems, however, that the reporting, re-reporting, discussing, re-discussing, and endless predictions worsen the effect of the entire matter exponentially.
“Sick to death” is an apt description, but maybe we should say, “Sick of death.” Or at least hearing about it 24/7. Enough.
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