Too bad it can't be televised, it would very interesting to watch how the defense is going to play this out. Will a lack of abortion facilities, finances, lack of sex ed i.e play a role? What responsibility do we as a society that push these taboo subjects such as sex, birth control and abortion to the back of our minds because we don't want to think our kids are having sex. I haven't read up on it any further, I'm sure there are more news articles or will be soon.<quoted text>
I should have said in my earlier post that she is likely to be found guilty of SOMETHING, as long as the prosecutor in this case doesn't take the same gamble by going for first-degree and the death penalty. The prosecutors in the Casey Anthony case took that gamble and lost BIG TIME. As a result, they ended up looking like idiots.
If the prosecutor in THIS case is smart, he/she will charge this girl with either second-degree murder or first-degree manslaughter. Getting a conviction on those offenses or even 2nd- degree manslaughter should be much easier.
What she did was wrong, it's a crime for certain, but I wonder how she's feeling now? I can't help but have some empathy for her.