Dear Casey

This is incredible. Harper’s Magazine:

From hundreds of letters sent to Casey Anthony, a twenty-four-year-old Florida woman arrested in 2008 on charges of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. Florida’s state attorney’s office, which released the letters in June, has said that it will seek the death penalty in Anthony’s trial, scheduled for next year.

Here’s the first one.

My name is Leon. I’m doing a twenty-year bit for involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, abduction, and abuse of a corpse. It sounds worse than what it really is.





0 responses to “Dear Casey”

  1. Casey Anthony went to trial a few weeks ago and was acquitted last week, in what was apparently a very difficult decision for the jury- it seems likely that she is responsible for the death of her daughter, but the prosecution had only circumstantial evidence. Nothing beyond a reasonable doubt. Hard but probably the right decision.

  2. That’s a great shame for her, as being in prison was clearly making her lots of lovely new friends.

  3. Gary

    I know this is something that’s been the subject of endless newspaper articles and documentaries, but I still don’t understand why people write to prisoners. It’s a weird kind of fame.

  4. mupwangle

    I’ve had fraud prevention on my card once and Ruth once (both RBS) in a period of about 5 years. Once was when I was out of the country and someone tried using a clone of Ruth’s up North and they couldn’t get hold of her and the other was when I bought a t-shirt in an online shop in america. Mind you, I’ve been with another bank for a year now, so I can’t say if they got worse.

  5. mupwangle

    I think I may have posted that to the wrong comment page. :-)

  6. They’re weird freaky people obsessed with the macabre, them Amnesty International.