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May 24th, 2011
Might as well tell my readers that this post has nothing to do with Costa Rica other than being of mild interest to anyone who wonders what I do when I am NOT working or giving tours.
Hint: I am a closet criminal trial watcher, and today is the first day of the Casey Anthony murder trial. I am blogging in one window while listening and watching opening arguments in another!
Now I realize there will be readers who 1. Care only about Costa Rica goings on and/or 2. Have zero interest in the Anthony trial. I respect that, so for those of you who fall into either of those groups… Ya’ll have a great day! At least you know that with a decent Internet connection, you can keep up with the dramas from up North! Besides, criminal trials in Costa Rice almost never have a jury but are instead heard by a judge or panel of judges.
Now I will say right from the start that I feel truly sorry for Casey Anthony. I feel bad not because I think she is innocent. I do not know yet how I feel about her guilt or innocence. Frankly, I lived here at the time (2008) and although it certainly made news here, we were not inundated by the coverage as were those in North America. The state’s opening arguments certainly did not put her in a favorable light, so it will be interesting to see what says the defense. After OJ, only a fool predicts anything in criminal law cases… especially high profile cases like this one.
In any case, I feel sympathy for her because there does not appear to be even the slightest chance that she will get a fair trial as all those in the chat rooms and the blog-o-sphere have most assuredly convicted her already. I cannot imagine that those jurors, regardless of how they were screened in jury selection, can possible not be tainted by the pre-trial press.
Three month trial. I doubt I’ll waste more of my readers time on this.
Thanks for your patience with my “hobby”.
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