I mentioned it was the Humpiest of Hump days last week on Wednesday, but this week is different. Mostly because there is a story about camels below and for no other reason. Also, it’s State of Origin tonight! New South Wales coach Ricky Stuart cried when he said he needed to win. That’s a bit much, surely? I am a Queenslander, however, and will be tuning in. So sue me!
Anyhow, you need the news. And I’ve brought it to you!
It’s the verdict that shook a nation. Casey Anthony was found not guilty by a Florida jury of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008 despite what appeared to be overwhelming evidence. It’s been compared to the OJ verdict. Caylee was knocked out with chloroform, gagged with duct tape, left in a car boot to die and then thrown in a swamp. Casey Anthony lied to police about leaving Caylee with a non-existent babysitter – for which she has been charged. It was alleged Caylee was an inconvenience to her mother’s lifestyle, who was seen partying in the weeks Caylee was ‘missing’. Casey would have been eligible for the death penalty had she been convicted. The verdict was screened live. Here it is: