We have the absolute best justice system. (though far from perfect) We do not have the best laws or prison system - this is an important distinction.
And nobody should ever, ever, say the justice system is bad because somebody they think is guilty goes free. "better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer" This is the beauty of our justice system.
Plus, you don't know what went on in that courtroom, or that jury room. You don't have any more evidence than the media showed you. You have no right to form an opinion on this case - you weren't there!
It seems to me that this is a simple case of "Beyond a reasonable doubt." While it seems likely that she is guilty, it is not certain. Therefore, she should not be sent to prison.
Open your eyes, NOTHING can be certain, you have to find the fine line between guilty and not guilt, this woman was way past it.
You probably don't even know anything about the justice system in other countries, why are you being so defensive, do you just like to tell yourself and other people that America has the best justice system as an excuse to wave the American flag? In any other country she would have been locked away.
You keep implying that this woman could be innocent, the bottom line is, if you wait 30 days before reporting your missing daughter, you are guilty of something, that is ignoring the countless other peices of evidence.
And so what if we weren't in the court room, we were given the evidence by the press, the irony is we could WATCH the court case on the internet, my sister watched the whole thing.