If you say Casey Anthony three times fast, you might end up in hell. If you write it three times in your blog post, you'll field web traffic from every idle soccer mom from here to Portland with a Google alert. So here we go: Caseyanthonycaseyanthonycaseyanthony.
No worries, that wasn't for naught. America's most reviled mom does in fact have a special link to Northeast Ohio. After the 25-year-old
duped convinced a Florida jury of her innocence in the death of daughter Caylee — a result that occasioned collected gasps across America's family rooms and will surely make a damn fine basis for a Law & Order episode soon — one Cleveland church decided they were going to show everyone how it should have been done.
On Sunday the “In Touch With Christ Christian Center” on East 140th had a mock retrial for Anthony, according to Fox8. 12 parishioners acted as jurors, and they were given instructions from Una Keenon, who wears two hats as a reverend and retired East Cleveland municipal court judge.
"Would it be better for [Casey Anthony] to go to death row and be killed for killing her child when she didn't? Because if that maybe is in there, then I would say 'no, it's not fair,' " Keenon said.
For all of you hungry for a guilty verdict, any guilty verdict, we're sorry to report the center's retrial ended in a hung jury: eight had Anthony guilty; four said no guilty
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