I have a real problem with this case and honestly I am very conflicted about it. The fact that the evidence is inconclusive (to a point) means that the verdict according to law is correct, fair, and just. But here's my thing.
Morality aside, I believe that when it comes to certain crimes, human rights and this comfy-cozy "death penalty" crap should go out the window.
If the punishment for someone who is actually proven guilty of murdering a child was significantly more severe and disturbing, then broadcast over the news, maybe...just maybe, some people would re-think killing their children because they would be AFRAID of the CONSEQUENCES.
I feel very strongly that a convicted/proven child murderer should be publicly tarred and feathered followed by a slow and painful flaying. As barberrack and horrible such an act would be, it would have a dramatic impact that could prevent some people from carrying out such terrible crimes.
Much like the argument between punishing a child via spanking or no spanking. A spanking results in a healthy respect/fear of a parent. While it should and must be reinforced by love; when you spank a child, they learn that when/if they do something wrong there are consequences that they, most likey, will not want to face thus preventing them from taking certain unacceptable actions. Lord knows it did for me.
The confliction I feel specifically on this case is the final determination of the questionable cause of Caylee's death, which was "Accidental Drowning"
If that was the case, the death of a child could defiantly cause someone/a mother to loose their mind so her actions would then, while tragic and bizarre, would be somewhat understandable. If Casey truly had a break in sanity, caused by the death of her child, her punishment should be mild and she should be incarcerated and inducted into a mental facility.
I'm not sure what to believe because of the questionable evidence. Here's the thing...Her coldness, unremorseful re-actions and responses I have witnessed throughout the case do not say that she is innocent and I find them very disturbing. They give me real sense that Casey did in fact murder her child and my gut is usually right. I trust it.
Sadly, I too cannot prove without any reasonable doubt that she violently murdered her child.
If she did, her true judgment/payment will come to her in some fashion.