Casey Anthony Verdict: Not Guilty!

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In a stunning verdict reached in just 10 hours and 40 minutes of deliberation, a jury acquitted Casey Anthony of murder this afternoon in Orlando, Fla.

A red-faced Anthony held back tears after the verdict. Having sat grim faced for almost six weeks of testimony, she beamed when she learned her fate.

Comprised of seven women and five men, ranging in ages from 32 to 65, the 12 members of the jury handed down the decision at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The jurors spent four hours Sunday and six today breaking down the case against Casey. Ultimately, they found reasonable doubt and she walked.

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Accused of killing two-year-old daughter Caylee, she was found not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter.

Casey Anthony was found guilty on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement officers. Those charges are misdemeanor offenses.

Anthony could face a year in prison for each of the four counts, but since she's been incarcerated for three years already, she may go free altogether.

Sentencing on the guilty counts will be held on 9 a.m. Thursday.

The high-profile trial began on May 24. Much of the 33 days of testimony and two of closing arguments made a compelling case against Anthony.

Not enough, apparently. The absence of hard, physical evidence against her and a defense theory that was just plausible enough led to an acquittal.

Prosecutors claimed Casey Anthony killed Caylee with chloroform and suffocated her with duct tape over her mouth and nose, then left her in the woods.

Casey's defense team admitted she weaved a complex web of lies about what happened, but suggested that Caylee drowned in the pool by accident.

As for why Casey lied, her attorneys said that she behaved that way because she had been "trained to lie" through years of sexual abuse by her father.

Judge Belvin Perry ruled, however, that there was no evidence that Casey was abused and ordered that it not be mentioned in closing arguments.

Did the jury get it right? What do you think ...


what i find strange is no one was charged with anything..tampering with evidence lying in court the world got to live with a baby dead and no justice for Caylee...We can only stop them from making money NO MOVIES OR BOOKS NOTHING...NO PROFIT FOR CASEY or her sick a.. family...


The grandfather said that the car smelled like a dead body how much more evidence do you need????...Caylees body found near her home..Mother never looked for her daughter and the grandparents reported her missing..Grandparents had enough time to destroy evidence in is a ex cop...come on everyone..WE are not stupid people and the jury makes us look stupid...the jury saying WE ARE NOT SAYING SHE IS INNOCENT!!!!! WHAT THE H... you mean not innocent???shes walking free isnt she...NEVER to be charged...DUMB A....IM sorry this pisses me off..


God will bring the justice no one can stop him....I cant believe Casey wasnt charged with anything but false information to police.would this have been law enforcement or government agents she would of been found GUILTY..what has happened to JUSTICE IN AMERICA..Jurors everyone looks at you as innocent im sorry I dont..there was evidence to charge her just that you are uneducated in the matter as far as forensic evidence and that Casey was the LAST one to be with Caylee..I heard one wanted to take his vacation to Bahamas you had to hurry..10 hrs deliberating that is all...


I strongly believe without any benefit of doubt that casey is guilty, there is enough evidence.d most important evidence is that her daughter got missing she did not bother to report to d police,she is guilty blc that is why she does not have a mother instinct,she didt even panic that her daughter was missing.i hope she does not get pregnant again blc the same thing will happen again.psycho mum!


Don't attack the jury, fault goes to the state for going to big. They should have sought charges they could get the evidence for. Nobody knows exactly how Caylee died so nobody knows if there was premeditation.


Was watching the news tonight and the question was brought up about WHO IS THE FATHER????
She told a friend that it was JOSH but he died in 2007 in a car accident.
Then she told her mother that it was ERIC BAKER - who actually died in a car accident
Maybe CASEY had something to do with that, since she was pregnant when she met her EX-boyfriend, to which her life was ruined with him ---- SHE IS A PSYCHOPATH and the who family is a bunch of liars


Not guilty does NOT = innocent. I wish there was some recourse but double jeopardy precludes it.
A shame that a little girl died and her mother couldnt be bothered to report it and spare her family 3yrs of hell. Well done, Casey. May you suffer.


What a shame the poor littee girl is not going to rest


Oh, so NOW she know how to show emotion? Apparently, only when it comes to her sorry ass, not her precious daughter's life. 12 Idiots. What a bunch of morons. She's as "innocent" as OJ.


God knows every move we make, good or bad. We cant hide from him and we cant lie 2 him. There will b justice 4 caylee. It may not b your justice or mine, but there will come a day when casey will be justly punished for her actions. She wont feel guilt 4 her actions bcause u have 2 have a concience 2 feel guilt. MY heart is w caylee. May u rest in peace sweet girl.