Can you be surprised and not shocked at the same time? I along with most feel she did it, but wasn't shocked by the verdict. Was discussing this with my sister Jodi Sunday and told her of an article I read by some legal beagle who said neither side proved anything. There were too many questions left unanswered. It was all circumstantial. I know many have been convicted on circumstantial evidence (some wrongly and some rightly) but our justice systems is not suppose to work that way. Unfortunately in some cases the guilty are freed. We may never know what really happened. This family seems so dysfunctional to me and that poor little angel suffered the consequences of it. Was any of what Casey said the truth? I doubt it, but who knows. Did lying come natural to the family? Is that where she learned it? Even a pathelogical liar may say something true once in awhile. Was Casey raised to be self-centered? To feel entitled to do as she pleased? We all know there are families like that, where the children can do no wrong, and they grow up expecting everything to go their way. The lies, miscues by authorities (the guy who tried 3 times to get them to look where he found her) etc. all contributed this verdict. It makes you lose confidence in the ability of the legal system.