I was relieved to see that Casey Anthony was finally arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of her daughter, 3 year old Caylee.
I've been following Nancy Grace (love ya, friend!) for months now watching this all unfold. At the start, I wanted desperately to believe that Casey did not harm her daughter mostly because the thought of someone (especially a parent) killing a child is unimaginable to me. Listening to her on tape with investigators as she stonewalled the investigation, along with the fact that she never called police when her daughter initially "went missing" sealed the deal for me. I could not go on living a normal life if any of my children were missing, so watching Casey shop at Target for lingerie and beer while her daughter was supposedly missing sent chills down my spine. Life would stop for me, and I believe for most parents, but for Casey it was as though life was just getting good now that her daughter wasn't in the picture anymore.
The way she paraded around with big sunglasses on, surrounded by bodyguards after posting bail made me think that Casey actually thought she was some sort of celebrity rather than a suspect in her daughter's disappearance. She always appeared arrogant and defiant as though she was smarter than everyone else, and the lies she told suggested that she held contempt for everyone around her. You do not tell the ridiculous lies she told to people you respect or love.
More than anything, though, I sensed a deadness in the eyes of Casey Anthony whenever she looked at cameras--not in a sad way but in a scary way. She managed to leak out a few tears yesterday as she stood beside her lawyer and the comment was made that at least she was crying and it was good to see some emotion, but what I saw was not crying--it was a faucet drip and I have no doubts about who the tiny stream of tears were for--HERSELF.
There's never any joy in hearing news like this because at the core of the story there is such a devastating loss for so many people. I hope all involved find peace.