Thank you, butwhatif! Maybe I missed something or maybe I'm too softhearted or maybe I'm just extremely naive. But I don't see joy in CA's expression, I'm not sure I really see a smile. Yes, some relief that her daughter is not going to die, but not joy that she was acquitted of all major charges. I believe she hoped for a non-DP verdict, but not for an acquittal.
I believe GA accepted that ICA killed Caylee before CA did, but I also believe that by now, they both have reluctantly accepted it. That does not translate to wanting your child to die, no matter what that child may have done. If ICA was my daughter, I could never forgive her but I also would not want to see her die.
From all media statements I've seen, GA and CA have neither seen nor spoken with ICA since the verdict. They are at home, trying to find some peace and learn how to live this new "life" they see before them.
One more thing I want to mention about CA. From some of the things GA said in his suicide note made me wonder if he relinquished his position in the marriage a long time ago...because that's the kind of guy he is. Maybe Cindy always had to be the strong one because George was not??? IMO, he said as much in his note. This is not to say that GA is a bad man, I believe he loves his wife dearly, that he once loved ICA, and he adored Caylee. Some people are just not suited for the role of head of the household. I will give him credit where it is due...he did try to get to the bottom of ICA's behavior long before Caylee's death.
I have no bad wishes for George and Cindy Anthony...I just hope they get the help they need. I don't think Casey can be helped - she is a sociopath. My opinion only.