Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England, USA
Unfortunately, the prosecution didn't prove the case beyond reasonable doubt. Key points weren't proven because the physical evidence was destroyed (the child's body). Unfortunately, the time between death and when the body was recovered benefited whomever the murderer was (or whomever wanted to cover up the baby's death, even if it was accidental [not nessarily one and the same person]).
But I thought they would have gotten her on crimminal negligance, at the very least, and put her away for a long time.
I heard the judge's instructions to the jurors, along with the definition of everything they could charge her with. According to certain definitions of Florida law, there may not have been a legal charge the jury could 'cleanly' apply.
I'd certainly would like to review the judge's instructions to the jury... as I feel that this is what happened...
20H: 2 Cory Catfish, One very mellow Cambodian female Betta, Two Golden Veil Angelfish (male and female)