Casey Anthony Should Not Get the Death Penalty

Casey Anthony
Casey Anthony
Are you following the details so far in the Casey Anthony pretrial hearings? In case you were living in a cave back in 2008, Casey Anthony is the 24-year-old mother standing trial for the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony -- a story that permeated the news for the six months that Caylee was missing until her body was found and then still continued to make headlines for months after that. It's a shocking story for sure.

Today marked Day 3 of a motion hearing in Orlando, Florida. If convicted of the crime, Casey Anthony could be sentenced to death. What do you think? Should Casey Anthony get the death penalty, if convicted, or would you rather see her serve life in prison?


From all the details and evidence that have been released to the public about this case over the past few years -- from the traces of chloroform found in the Casey's car to Casey's mother's 911 call reporting "it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car" to Caylee's skeletal remains being found very close to her grandparents' home where she lived with her mom and about a thousand other pieces of incriminating evidence -- it's hard to believe that Casey Anthony is anything but guilty of murdering her daughter.

One photo released in the Orange County Sheriff's Office's documents in the case depicts what appears to be a journal entry that belongs to Casey Anthony. It is dated June 21 (Caylee was last seen June 16), but the year is unclear. According to CNN, the entry reads:

I have no regrets, just a bit worried. I just want for everything to work out OK. I completely trust my own judgment and know that I made the right decision. I just hope that the end justifies the means. I just want to know what the future will hold for me. I guess I will soon see.

This is the happiest that I have been in a very long time. I hope that my happiness will continue to grow. I've made new friends that I really like. I've surrounded myself with good people. I