Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox were too pretty to convictÂ—at least that's what New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser seems to think. The gals of The View had a healthy laugh about this, and certainly others are as well.
The belief that the verdicts in the trials of both Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox were based on the womens' looks is ridiculous, yet at the same time, it is something to consider. Looks do have a lot to do with how people are judged and treated in this world, and sometimes there are double standards.
First of all, looks are entirely subjective and neither of these women are near pretty enough to "get away with murder." What got Casey acquitted and Amanda released is essentially shoddy investigation and sloppy prosecution work; point blank. There was far more evidence against Casey Anthony than there ever was against Knox in her case. Looks didn't seem to have anything to do with Tot Mom's acquittal. As for the appeal of Amanda Knox? That was just one sloppy investigation, and like Casey, Amanda is very good at pulling the strings of emotion when it's needed. This isn't a popular opinion to have, but Amanda Knox appears to be quite manipulative, just like Casey.
Following in the footsteps of her role model, Casey Anthony Â— another 20-something hottie, acquitted in Orlando for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Â— Knox played the 'I'm too pretty to kill' card.
She has the theme right, but the looks card doesn't seem logical.
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