Casey Anthony, the embattled Florida mother who has been out of the public’s eye since a jury acquitted her of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in a highly publicized trial last year, is back in the news this morning.
Anthony told CNN Host Piers Morgan in a phone interview, “Obviously, I didn’t kill my daughter." She also went on to tell Morgan, “I'm ashamed in many ways of the person that I was."
Is it possible that the public — many of whom believe Anthony was responsible in Caylee’s death — will give her a second chance? Does she deserve the benefit of the doubt and a shot at redemption?
Similar questions have arisen with other public figures in recent years, such as Charlie Sheen, John Edwards and Michael Vick — three embattled public figures who have undergone scrutiny for their own sins.
But, Sheen is staging a comeback with his new FX show, “Anger Management,” Edwards still has the ability to practice law following his recent trial and Vick, who served a prison sentence for running an illegal dog-fighting ring, is back in the NFL and making millions of dollars.
So, if redemption is possible for Sheen and Vick, is redemption possible for everyone including people like Anthony? Can they remake their image and really mean it? Should it be possible? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.