Monday, June 13, 2011


Geraldo Rivera shocked viewers once again tonight on Fox News. I was always a fan of his, as I thought he had a brilliant mind. But tonight I was shocked to hear his opposition on the death penalty of Casey Anthony because she only killed one child and not many others. He said we should save the death penalty for those who kill several people.

His contention was that little Caylee was never mistreated prior, always looked well taken care of and did not appear to have been tortured. I have some questions. How does he know so much about Caylee that he was so sure she was never abused? The fact that Casey probably chloroformed her daughter taping her mouth so her cries would not be heard could have been very often. Wouldn't that be abuse? Too bad he does not know other horrors that perhaps only God knew what  Casey might have done to that poor child. Just because he did not see any scars or bruises, how does he know they might have been hidden inside of her?

Researching various web sites on  "How many parents chloroform their kids each year ".  answered 19 thousand.  Many, unlike Casey researched it on the Internet making sure it was safe.  In Casey's case, she researched it however her intent was to kill her daughter by applying duct tape on her mouth and nose to end her little life. And to end it sweetly, she drew a heart shape on the tape covering her little mouth.

Many rely on Snopes for their answers:  Knocking kids out with chloroform? -authors - Last post: Oct 26, 2008 stated " But I have never heard any tale of chloroform, and if that were happening commonly, would there not be many dead children or children in ERs " Thus the parents feel chlorform is safe.  Snopes said so

 In the British Journel, "These and numberless  instances proving that there are without doubt two sets of cases in which lives are endangered or lost, where the heart's action is stopped, and when the breathing ceases. PARENTS TAKE NOTE.  Stop giving your kids sleeping pills or chloroform to make your life easier.

I will assume Geraldo got his information from Casey's parents, watching videos of Caylee smiling and having fun playing with mommy. But what happened after the camera was turned off the child and the doors were closed? Further, a mother like Casey who acted the way she did, partying, the many lies, and deceiving her family, knowing her child recently died can only mean she is psychotic. If so how did she become psychotic? What kind of abuse did she endure to have made her that way? Is her family guilty as well? Who knows the evil horror Casey went through in her childhood? With that said, that is not enough to set her free. There are too many children today being abused and killed by their parents. It is time to send a message. "If they die, you die!

Is Geraldo sending messages to unstable sick parents saying it is okay to kill your child? " Don't worry, you wont get the death penalty. Our system will pay for your legal team to get you off. We will just let you say one lie after another to cause doubt, and perhaps get you off with a mental illness."

Why couldn't Geraldo simply say, Casey is psychotic, probably has a split personality and must be committed to an institution for 5 yrs and therefore not be sentenced to death.

Anyone remember the book Sybil?. She had 16 separate multiple split personalities caused by serious abuse by her mentally ill mother. She looked well fed, well clothed. No one knew the hidden scars within her. Her mother gave her enemas frequently until water came out of her mouth. She inserted sharp objects into her private parts, and many more horrific acts of abuse. Read the book, It was also a movie back in 1976

Jaycee Lee Dugard appeared normal as well as her children. No one thought anything wrong until one day someone got suspicious of the unkept looking children.  Jaycee and her children were returned to her family after 18 years of enslavement and rape.

Read my blog September , 2009 on Jaycee Lee Dugard watch video and pictures

What are your thoughts. Please comment below


Marlene B said...

On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 8:23 AM, marlene

dear iris. once again, welcome back. this case is making amateur lawyers out of everyone, except geraldo who is an attorney. your point is well taken, as well
as his, but if you really look over the evidence and watch things closely, he's right about the fact that it should never have been a capitol murder case. casey
is responsible for the death of that adorable child, but i don't believe she set out to kill her. it is my belief that she died at her mothers hand, but as a consequence of something rather than a premeditated murder. therefore, if the state wanted an easier 100% conviction, they should not have even asked for
the death penalty. hopefully casey will get the help she needs and then rot in jail for the rest of her life. i want her to get this help so she will be able to feel
the pain and regret of her actions. right now i don't believe she can feel anything, and probably never has been able to feel anything. and, iris, think about it:
rotting away in prison day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year will eventually be worse punishment for her. i believe in the death
penalty as in the case of the connecticut family that was slaughtered. but for this case, life in prison without the possibility of parole or 50 years to life is the
sentence i vote for. marlene b.

Maarlene B said...

....and i forgot these goodies: after casey led the police on those wild goose chases, when they started questioning her and they called her out on lie after lie
after lie, she WAS a suspect, and geraldo has
pointed out that she was NEVER MIRANDIZED, thus leaving the door open for an overturned (guilty) verdict on a technicality. NOW THAT WOULD BE CRIMINAL. the police have countered that she was free to leave. anyone watching the interregation realizes she wasn't
there for tea. so taking everything into consideration, she needed "billy flynn" NOT jose baez.

Iris said...

Dear Annonymous

Your comment "There is something wrong with this picture" Your answer is simply she is a bad murderer and she should not do it again because she is not good at it. Her acts were purely on emotion of sickness. First we thought it was an accident as unfortunally some mothers do chloroform their children or give them sleeping pills. However according to the investigation she researched killing her child on the internet. One of the sites were about breaking a neck. Therefore the accident theroy is out.

Iris said...


In reading your comments unfortunately I must agree with you. Writing emotionally, I wanted her to die. Eventually they may set her free to have another child some day. There again goes our tax money defending her and perhaps another little child hurting and/or put to rest.

Joe said...

I read your previous blog, "Bashert", and was surprised to learn that you met Lenny in summer camp. That was romantic. In the beginning of that blog, you said that a chassidic man "approached" your female friend. That event could not possibly have happened, as chassidic men consider it to be a sin, to approach, or speak to, any female who is not related to them. Young , single, chassidic men, must be introduced to single Jewish women, by a professional "matchmaker", or by their parents. The subway line that goes from my neighborhood to Manhattan, passes through the chassidic neighborhood of Boro Park. If a chassidic man has been sitting in the subway car, and a woman sits down next to him, HE MUST STAND UP, because it is not permitted to even SIT NEXT TO a woman who is not related to them. I have seen this happen, many times, with my own eyes.

Iris said...

Hi Joe,
In response to your comment regarding hassidic approaching women, you are incorrect. Chabad and other sects try to recruite people like us and to educate us. He approached one of my readers with a holly Matza and invited her and her husband to a Sedar.

When we were in Jeruselem Lenny and I were invited to a Sedar by a rabbi who was from the Chabad. They are the most friendly but you cannot touch them. They devote their time reaching out to us and doing good service,.

Anonymous said...

Just curious. Now that the news is out that all these searches for chloroform on the Anthony's computer never happened, how much more of the prosecution's case was manufactured, without merit, to inflame the country?
You and I agree on one point. Casey did something that caused Caylee's death. You believe intentional. I believe it could have been accidental caused by her neglignece.
I believe the elected states attorney was calling the shots for political reasons. Had a lesser crime been presented to the jury she probably would have been convicted. There is no real evidence of murder in this case which is why she is free.