As Seth said, it's just like Casey Anthony. People want blood. Forget the facts.
The media made a fortune in ad revenue off Casey Anthony.. they're simply doing the same here..
I saw a news report this morning where they asked people on the street for their opinions. They said most wouldn't talk to them, those that did where amazingly rational about it. I was very pleasantly surprised, maybe the guy will have a chance at a fair trial.
Of course his life is ruined anyway.. unless he can parlay this somehow... movie rights?