If anything was taught to us by the jury in the Casey Anthony trial, today's world is one in which we must brace ourselves for disappointments.
Before our eyes, good is bad, and bad is good, up is down, and down is up. Those who sing songs of freedom move quickly to erode freedoms, while those who marched for free speech, now approve of squelched speech. Workers good, employers bad, thinking bad, feeling is good. We are continually being reminded that we must be braced for bad news...or, that it may be: no news at all.
Why should justice be spared the impact?
Hailey Dunn's remains were found and the case appeared complete. Mother, Billie Dunn and her boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, were so into drugs and sexual blood shed as a hobby, the only question about them was, "What took them so long?" instead of "who done it?"
Curtis Lloyd, the citizen who found Hailey's remains, was unable to speak. This was done to protect the integrity of the case, which is a nice way of saying: We don't want Dunn's lawyer getting this information now.
Has the deadline for the gag order now expired? Will it be renewed, or allowed to be shelved?
In 1997, a Colorado Grand Jury indicted John and Patsy Ramsey in the child abuse death of their daughter, Jonbenet, but it was not until 2012 that we learned that the cowardice of Alex Hunter, showed itself in his refusal to sign the indictment and try the case.
He did not dare go up against the private attorneys hired by the Ramseys.
The private sector draws the talent because it pays far more than the state.
So it is that no arrests have been made, but this is not our first disappointment. The Casey Anthony jury taught us to brace ourselves for such things.
There have been other easy to solve cases in which there exists no "who done it" yet there have been no arrests:
After Casey Anthony,
we saw no arrests for
Baby Lisa: Deborah Bradley
Dylan Redwine: Mark Redwine
Kyron Horman: Terri Horman
Baby Ayla: Justin DiPietro
and of course:
Billie Jean Dunn and her partner-in-crime, Shawn Adkins
Up next, a look at these cases....