Worst Display Of Fake Grief
Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 03:05
The disappearance of child has to be one of the most emotional things a parent can deal with. Take the frustration and anger over not getting a seat on the D-Line from Auraria to Mineral, multiply that by your apathy and narcissism, and you might have a faint whiff of what losing a kid can do to a parent.
“There is something wrong. I found my daughter’s car today and it smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car.”
That was Casey Anthony’s mother, Cindy, recorded on a 911 call the day she and her husband discovered their daughter’s vehicle at an impound lot. Caylee Anthony’s remains would later be found in a wooded area.
During the murder trial of Caylee’s mother Casey Anthony, details emerged that Ms. Anthony waited nearly a month before telling her mother about Caylee’s disappearance, and only after her parents retrieved the car prosecutors allege was used to store the body. That Ms. Anthony was able to waive off her parent’s concerns like a teen that left some French fries underneath the seat of the family car while out for a summer joyride smacks not of selfishness, but of sociopathic behavior.
According to testimony, Anthony partied and promoted nightclub events during the time of her daughter’s disappearance—showing no sign of remorse or worry. It was enough for a jury in Florida to acquit her of murder, speaking more about the psyche of our nation than one isolated courtroom in Orlando.
I’m not sure where Elisabeth Kubler-Ross would have put drinking and dancing on her Five Stages of Loss, but apparently experiencing no worry whatsoever is enough to convince a jury of your peers that you really are distraught.
We’ve already reached the acceptance stage.