One of the citizens who acquitted Casey Anthony of murder, a woman in her 60s known only as Juror No. 12, has quit her job and gone into hiding amid death threats and fears of how her co-workers would react.
The woman received death threats and told her husband before packing her bags and leaving, "I'd rather go to jail than sit on a jury like this again."
The husband, who is following her into hiding, says she resigned from Publix by phone rather than in person, out of concern for what might happen.
Two weeks ago, Anthony was found not guilty of all felony charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
She was sentenced to four years for misdemeanor counts of lying to law enforcement, but due to time served, is scheduled to be released Sunday.
In a profile of the jury, No. 12 is described as the mother of two children and one young grandchild. She worked as a cook at a Publix supermarket.
She often looked to the female prosecutor for reaction from the trial's testimony and said that, "I have no problem deciding on the death penalty."
What a sad postscript. No matter how much you may disagree with the jury's verdict, they're just people who should be allowed to live their lives.
Did the jury get it right?