The Casey Anthony trial, at least from the prosecution's side, has painted the picture of a mother unfazed by the disappearance of her daughter Caylee Anthony.
She allegedly partied and went shopping. She frequented and promoted night clubs. She met a guy, started a romantic relationship, and moved in with him. She went out and got a tattoo that read Bella Vita, which means beautiful life.
Linda Drane Burdick, the prosecution attorney, said Casey Anthony lived the good life.
Further testimonies revealed more allegations that she appeared unfazed during the 31-day period from June 15, 2008 to July 15, 2008 when her daughter Caylee was either missing or dead.
Her former roommates, who testified at the Casey Anthony trial, described her as a partier who was outgoing, happy, and having a good time. She even entered a modeling contest at a local nightclub.
When Casey Anthony was initially confronted by her mother and the police, she claimed her daughter Caylee had been kidnapped by a babysitter. At the trial, her defense presented a new version: Caylee was already dead by June 16, 2008.
Furthermore, Casey Anthony allegedly hid the secret of her daughter's death because that's what she's been taught to do all her life, starting from when her father first allegedly sexually molested her at the age of 8.
Still, having one's daughter either missing, kidnapped, or dead is usually distressing for mothers. Casey Anthony's allegedly unfazed attitude, therefore, has the spectating public feeling confused and unconvinced.