Topic: Caylee Anthony

Real-Life Hero: Man Saves Six-Year-Old Girl From Kidnapper

Real-Life Hero: Man Saves Six-Year-Old Girl From Kidnapper

With all of the horrifying news this summer, from the senseless murder of Caylee Anthony to the unfathomable Leiby Kletzky abduction and murder, we’re all hugging our kids that much tighter – and we’re beginning to lose our faith in humanity during those lie-awake-at-night moments. But this chilling story about a man who saves his six-year-old neighbor from her deranged kidnapper makes me believe once again that there are good people out there (or, in this case, true heroes).

New Mexico dad Antonio Diaz Chacon was doing laundry at a relative’s home down the street from his own house when he saw a girl being thrown into a van. Another neighbor yelled out, “Let the child go!” but it was too late. Instinctively, Diaz Chacon hopped into his pickup truck and chased the van through a series of neighborhoods until the van crashed into a pole. The driver fled on foot while Diaz Chacon ran to the little girl and took her home. More »

Learn The Names Of Jurors Who Determined Casey Anthony ‘Not Guilty’ This Fall

Learn The Names Of Jurors Who Determined Casey Anthony 'Not Guilty' This Fall

The verdict in the notorious Casey Anthony trial has parents everywhere infuriated, especially considering one of the jurors, Jennifer Ford, has confessed to believing that the young mother is not innocent. Having been released for time already served, the 25-year-old mother walked away with a mere charge for lying to the police. But for those jurors who were convinced that the prosecution didn’t prove Casey to be guilty, their anonymity disappears in October.
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‘Caylee’s Law’ Has A Million Backers … But They’re Wrong

'Caylee's Law' Has A Million Backers ... But They're Wrong

Reactions such as this are common in the aftermath of quirky, high-profile charges. But over at Huffington Post, civil libertarian writer Radley Balko explains why these proposed laws are short-sighted. The woman who developed the petition concedes she didn’t consult with any law enforcement officials before coming up with her 1-hour and 24-hour limits. She doesn’t know if there are any legitimate reasons why an innocent parent might fail to immediately report a child’s death (e.g. shock, passing out, mental breakdown). She didn’t consult with forensic pathologists about whether time of death is even able to be precisely determined in a way that would make the law enforceable. Or what if a child dies in her sleep and parents don’t realize it until the morning. What if grandma was taking a nap while some freak accident happened to the child in her care? More »

Proposed ‘Caylee’s Law’ Is Idiotic

Proposed 'Caylee's Law' Is Idiotic

You know what’s a good idea? Responding to an incredibly bizarre incident and rare event by changing the way all states and jurisdictions deal with missing persons cases. Because, who knows, maybe another mother will murder her child in the same way that Casey Anthony probably did and then get away with it because of coverups, bizarre family circumstances, lack of anything other than circumstantial evidence, prosecutor mis-steps and a ruthless defense. More »

Mommyish Poll: Do You Think Casey Anthony Is Guilty?

Mommyish Poll: Do You Think Casey Anthony Is Guilty?

Casey Anthony may have been handed at not guilty verdict, but there are plenty of people all of the interwebs that still think the 25-year-old mother is getting away with murder. Despite some serious gaps in the prosecution’s case against Casey, there are certain aspects to her and to her case that suggest that she did kill her daughter. After all, Casey’s mother was the first one to point the finger at her daughter when Caylee went missing and Casey didn’t exactly seem devastated after Caylee disappeared. She initially lied to the police about leaving Caylee with a nanny who ultimately didn’t exist and it was Casey’s mother who reported Caylee missing. More »

Why The Casey Anthony And OJ Simpson Verdicts Were Right

Why The Casey Anthony And OJ Simpson Verdicts Were Right

I didn’t even know Casey Anthony was a female until last week, much less that she was on trial or why. But I did watch all of the O.J. Simpson case back in 1995. I even went to a verdict party to watch what everyone had assumed would be an easy conviction. But I was totally in agreement with the actual verdict. Sure, O.J. Simpson probably brutally murdered his wife and it’s awful that the case and trial were bungled so much that he got to walk away a free man. But the verdict is about one thing and one thing only: Did the government make the case that the accused is guilty beyond a certain standard of doubt? More »

How The Prosecution In The Casey Anthony Trial Let Caylee Anthony Down

How The Prosecution In The Casey Anthony Trial Let Caylee Anthony Down

Casey Anthony, the 25-year-old mother charged with killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony, was found not guilt today in a verdict that nearly no one saw coming. Given the media’s constant speculation that Casey was eventually going up against the death penalty, the pictures of her partying and getting tattooed after her daughter’s disappearance, and the outrageous lies spun by her defense, it seemed to be an an open and shut case. But regardless of how obvious it was that Casey Anthony was a neglectful mother, the prosecution failed to convince the jury that Casey Anthony was a murderer. More »