O.J.Simpson, Casey Anthony, and Winning in Court
In 1976 the third child of Orenthal and Marguerite Simpson died in an accidental drowning in the swimming pool of their home.
Aaren Simpson was only 23 months old. According to accounts of this tragedy O.J. ran towards his wife Marguerite in the hospital screaming and accusing her of drowning their child. The little girl died after being in a coma for eight days. They divorced later that year.
O.J. Simpson was to go on to an illustrious career in football and in the media until he was accused of killing his wife Nicole Simpson in a case that took the nation by storm. He was acquitted of the brutal crime.
On July 5 2011 a 25 year old woman, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing her two year old daughter Caylee in a case that took the nation by storm. The defense attorneys argued that little Caylee Anthony drowned in the family swimming pool and the Anthony panicked and concealed the death because of the traumatic effects of sexual abuse by her father.
In both cases, the tragedy will last a life time. In both cases the individual brought to trial knows deep in his or her heart what really happened and the memories will continue to haunt them and their families for eons.
I am always humbled by how events of the past stay in the present long after the moment. I have seen how sins of the fathers play out in future generations. I have watched O.J., a tortured soul, continue to find ways to punish himself and end up in confrontations with the law time after time.
Who knows if he blamed himself for the death of his little girl so many decades ago? Who knows if he did kill his wife?
Who knows if Casey Anthony was sexually abused by her father? Who knows how her daughter really died?
What I do know is that Casey Anthony will carry the demons of today into tomorrow and that there is more to come from this story. What makes me cringe is that now she will get great media deals and money will be thrown in front of her.
When death enters a family and the grieving is swept under the rug, where there is blame and attack, where truth is ignored that death cannot be mourned and completed. For O.J. and Casey and their families, being found not guilty is only winning in court, not winning in life!