Wednesday

Blaming the babysitter...

Friday, July 18, 2008
Blaming the babysitter would be one thing, but these people are making up babysitters. Anyone notice this trend? Mothers and fathers who having been caught leaving their children alone unsupervised point their fingers at Snuffalupucus-esque babysitters. With minimal investigation, the authorities are able to establish that no such sitter ever existed and the parents simply left their children alone.

And now, an allegedly negligent and deeply troubled mother has apparently fingered her imaginary sitter in the disappearance of her 2 year old child. The story which reeked of implausibility from the get go continues to unravel in Orange County, Florida where authorities fear the mother made up the babysitter story as a cover up. The search continues but the biggest obstacle continues to be Caylee's mother, 22-year-old Casey Anthony.The girl's disappearance came to light only after her grandparents contacted authorities, despite the fact that child had been missing 5 weeks. The girl's mother appeared before an Orange County judge Thursday morning.He ordered her held without bond on charges of child neglect and for lying to authorities, saying she was a threat to others.

Update:
Investigators search backyard for clues
Casey Anthony Bond Set: $500,000
Your thoughts?

18 comments:

cfg said...

I heard about this, and it's a very sad story. I know it's wrong, but my first thought, "the mom did it". Why else would she wait 5 weeks before reporting her kid missing, and only then when prompted to do so by the grandparents?
Something isn't right.

MidwestDogLady said...

I was going to say the same thing..."the mom did something to get rid of this child". Wasn't there another (or more than one) case like this, where the mother claimed no knowledge, or fabricated, what happened....only to find out the mom, in fact, knew/was responsible for the disappearance of their child? Sad, sad, sad.

LindaLou said...

i feel in my heart that the mother killed this child 5 weeks ago. i truly hope i'm wrong. :(

ericsmom said...

I was really sad when I heard this story on t.v. I hope she didn't kill her. Maybe, she lost her temper with her and did something terrible. She looks like a young mom.

Shes such a beautiful little girl. I pray that she is okay!

K said...

Very sad. The mom deserves to be locked up. I don't care what happened, you don't wait 5 WEEKS to report your child missing!

mimi said...

Okay...let's check into reality. The ONLY evidence they removed from the house was a SHOVEL that the 22 year old "mom" (I am using that term lightly) borrowed from the neighbors...Okay...she borrowed a SHOVEL around the time Caylee went missing..hummm I don't believe for a second it was because she was planting...she was sadly (burying Caylee). It's not rocket science!!! I secondly believe that we should torture this B*tch until she coughs up where she put that beautiful baby...I don't understand how she gets the liberty to just keep her mouth shut when questioned about where Caylee is!!!! WTF is wrong in America, you did something to your child ...she might be in a ditch somewhere now start talking!!! I would rip her toenails out one by one until she WANTED to tell me where Caylee was...There should be not Option to remain silent. She's a B*tch and I hope she burns....God Bless Caylee!!!

Agree said...

Mimi -

I totally agree. Without getting too political, Ashcroft wants to convince us that waterboarding is a necessary and safe interegation tool that is not torture right? So lets demonstrate waterboarding for the public. Perfect test subject, this "mom". I'm sure we would find out the truth soon enough.

I hope that she got to high and forgot who she left her with and that person is still taking care of her. I doubt that will be the case.

chick said...

Ashcroft? This is 2008, not 2004. I also think I've heard that Alberto Gonzales resigned, sometime in mid 2007.

If you are looking to blame the current US Attorney General for US interogation policy, you want to call out Michael Mukasey.

And in any case, Cheney has, IMO, much more to do with how enemy combatents/POW's are currently treated by the US.

Back to this case, our judicial system allows a suspect to refuse to be questioned, have a lawyer present, and forces police to let a suspect go if they have no hard evidence to hold him/her. It may be a flawed system, but it's what we have to work with.

IMO, this "mother" killed her child. I only hope the police are able to gather enough evidence to charge her, and that she is unable to make bail, forcing her to remain in jail until she is tried, and hopefully convicted.

Agree said...

Hey Chick -

I was referring to a congressional hearing where FORMER attorney general Ashcroft testified that he does not believe waterboarding is torture. That is all. I was not blaming the treatment of detainees on anyone. But thanks for reminding me of his current position and it makes me wonder why Congress was interested in his opinion anyway. The story was on CNN, I'll see if I can find it.

agree said...

Here ya go, I found it:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/17/ashcroft.waterboarding/index.html?iref=newssearch

Mpp said...

Update on Caylee .....
It's not looking very good for this precious little girl.

mom said...

I cannot even imagine how a mother lives for a moment knowing she has done a thing like this. Take a moment...go look into your little child's face...see the trust in his eyes when he looks back at you? How can anybody do it...ever?! And then to worry about protecting her own sorry hide. Waterboarding is too good for this crime. Who but a complete monster would even want to live anymore after committing such an act? If I somehow snapped and did that to my kid I would be like, "Fry me now. Get it over with. I can't live with the memory for a single second longer."

chick said...

The tragedy is compounded, IMO, by the refusal of the grandma to belive her daughter had anything to do with Caylee's disappearance.

I feel so badly for G'ma. What a thing to have to cope with. Sure, denial will work for a while, but eventually she will have to face the fact that her child committed murder. (If, of course, that is proven at trial.)

Liv said...

Is the mother mentally stable? Not that it would excuse her even if she weren't, but some of the things she's said and done just seem crazy to me. It's not just that she waited five weeks, either. She gave the police a story about a made-up babysitter in an abandoned apartment building. She claimed she worked at Universal Studios (which she did not) and named two co-workers that she told about Caylee (neither of them worked at Universal Studios either) Did she not think the police would check those facts? This is just so bizarre to me. You hear stories of people who go to prison for very well planned out murders. This woman had no plan at all and she's still free. Seriously bizarre.

Agree said...

I can't find the link now but there was a story recently where the attorney stated that the mom knew where the daughter was and that he understands why she can't disclose it. He is not at liberty to say (attorney client privilege) but that when the true story comes out people will understand.

As much as I doubt this is true... what if this is some crazy story where the girl is being held for ransom yet safe and treated well unless mom tells the police the truth. Like maybe mom owes someone some drug money and they are holding the kid as collateral?

mom said...

Agree,
As much as that would be a BETTER scenario than the mom having killed her own child...if that is where her daughter turns out to be...living as a captive to kidnappers and thugs until her mom pays off a drug debt...the mom still deserves to fry.

snarkymama said...

Granny is a bit wacky doo doo too. I have seen interviews with her and something is just off. I think they all know full well what happened to that child and are hiding someting big. At least they can be sure where they are headed when this lifetime is over for them.

no me gusta baraq y michelle said... said...

Anytime anything goes wrong with your child, you, as a parent don't want to be at fault. You'd feel guilty for life, right? Now, imagine a well meaning, bumbling Utah born and bred nanny with an eager disposition and borderline IQ by your side, wouldn't you say, "she did it".

I'm a good person, really, I am. But I would.

What WOULD the neighbors think?