Casey Anthony Jurors: "Sick to Our Stomach" Over Verdict

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Jennifer Ford, the first member of the Casey Anthony trial jury to speak publicly, wants to clear up a few things about Tuesday's stunning not guilty verdict.

Namely, don't take it as a full exoneration.

"I did not say she was innocent," Ford told ABC News on Wednesday. "I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, then you cannot determine what the punishment should be."

The jury's decision shocked many observers, but it was also difficult for the panel, she said, explaining why no one spoke to media after the verdict.

"Everyone wonders why we didn't speak to the media right away," Ford said.

"It was because we were sick to our stomachs to get that verdict. We were crying, and not just the women. It was emotional and we weren't ready. We wanted to do it with integrity and not contribute to the sensationalism of the trial."

Ford said that what some called a baseless defense theory - that Casey Anthony's 2-year-old girl Caylee accidentally drowned in the pool and she lied for years - was actually more believable than the prosecution's evidence.

"I'm not saying I believe the defense," she said. "Obviously, it wasn't proven so I'm not taking that and speculating at all. But it's easier for me logically to get from point A to point B" via the defense argument.

Therein lies the prosecution's problem. As convinced as almost everyone is that Casey Anthony killed Caylee, there's little iron-clad physical proof.

Ford said that couldn't make out logically the prosecution's argument because there were too many unanswered questions about how Caylee died.

Namely, how Casey Anthony would have used chloroform to smother her 2-year-old, then put her in the trunk of her car without anyone seeing it.

"If there was a dead child in that trunk, does that prove how she died? No idea, still no idea." Ford said, explaining the rationale for the verdict.

"If you're going to charge someone with murder, don't you have to know how they killed someone or why, or have something, where, when, why, how?"

"Those are important questions. They were not answered."

Casey Anthony was convicted on four counts of lying to officials. She will be sentenced at 9 a.m. this morning and could face a year for each count.

However, she has already served close to three awaiting trial for murder, so it remains to be seen whether she will serve any more time behind bars.

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Paige is sounds like you may be nit picking regarding the other charges. There should have been some middleground that could have been agreed on besides sending her home for lunch. No? She treated the child at best like an inanimate object the way she lied about her and everything pertaining to her. And to add insult to injury she smiling at the detective saying that deep down she knew she was alive and that's one of several terrible self incriminating things that she did. And how about the part of Aggravated Child Abuse pertaining to the unlawfully or willfully caging of the child? Since what actually happened and when it did is somewhat speculative, how can we all be sure the child was even actually dead at the time that was in question?

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"Those are important questions. They were not answered." per jury, why didn't you call for a re-trial to get the questions answered?

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Ship. her to Alaska with a bikini

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Wow...need to remember the pros did not have to prove the way the baby died!! What does it take,does no one use common sense anymore...i trust that if she was an unattractive minority these idiots would have had no problem convicting her...sad a murderer is free and there will never be justice for that baby. the 11th juror is a teacher...dont think id want him around my child since he believes murdering your child is ok!!i hope these jurors sleep well at night!!!!

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Any mother who kills her daughter is a DEVIL!! And any country that still thinks such a mother is "NOT GUILTY" is the devil of devils!!

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PJW - BRAVO ...........I READ YOUR POST [IT TOOK AWHILE, HAHA] FANTASTIC EFFORT AND I COULDN'T AGREE MORE. ALL OF YOU HIDING BEHIND THE TECHNICALITIES OF "REASONABLE DOUBT" BULLSHIT, THIS IS OUR "JUSTICE SYSTEM", "BURDEN OF PROOF" ETC.,ETC. NEED TO READ [AND COMPREHEND IF POSSIBLE] PJW'S POST. STOP ACTING LIKE PROGRAMMED FUCKING SHEEP AND "MANCHURIAN CANDIDATES" FOR THE DEFENSE, USE YOUR MIND, STRUGGLE THROUGH THE CONCEPT OF "COMMON SENSE" THEN ASK YOURSELF 1. DO I CARE MORE ABOUT OUR "SYSTEM"[AND THE METH I'M SMOKING RIGHT NOW] OR 2. DO I CARE MORE ABOUT THAT POOR MURDERED, DECOMPOSING LITTLE BABY AND THE JUSTICE WE SHOULD ALL BE SEEKING ON HER BEHALF. IF YOU ANSWERS 1 WELL...... I HEAR THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL IN AUGUST, IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO. I THINK THEY HAVE A "HOMESTEAD ACT" JUST FOR YOU. NOW START SWIMMING YOU FUCKING LOSERS.

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I'm sorry but there was no evidence Scott Petersen killed his wife and child but he was convicted. So what exactly makes this case any different? And what do they mean there was no evidence? A child is dead, with everyone saying her mother was the last person to see her alive. I'm sorry but I find it even more disturbing that this mother found nothing wrong in not telling someone her child was missing, or even dead. And we are to think she is a good person?

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The whole purpose for hiding the body in the woods was to contaminate the evidence. You can bet Cindy Anthony enabled her daughter in hiding Caylee's body, and when it rained it farther contaminated the body of evidence making it hard, if not impossible for the criminologist to determine the means of death. I do believe Caylee was chloroformed in order to knock her out so her mother could go out clubbing but Casey overdid it and she ended up with a dead child. But make no mistake, Casey and Cindy Anthony will both have their "hell on earth" for the rest of their lives. As for George Anthony, I do believe he was later made aware of how his granddaughter died hence the reason for the attempted suicide. And Lee was told when he visited his sister in prison.

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rest in peace caylee you are in our hearts forever never be forgotten now n forever

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Paige, I'm with you. There was no proof without a reasonable
doubt here. They actually had no case. We don't REALLY know what happened here. Only people/peoples involved and God knows.
There are some things we humans simply cannot handle as smart as we think we are. One thing for sure is that family has gone through immortal hell. It's for us to do as hopefully they will do and that's put it in the past and move forward. There doesn't need to be comments "she got away" nor anything else. She is a human being and to sentence her to death in a cloud of
heat should not be our way. Innocent until PROVEN guilty!!! She
was NOT PROVEN GUILTY!