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 ...

 

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here comes the book and movie deals! they say that she won't even have to look for a job...

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yes we all understand her guilt but the reason is there is not 1 ounce of evidence the she killed her,she should have been found guilty of neglect and child endagerment,and accessory to the cover up of her death,she will live the rest of her life with this and the hatered people give her and she will be judged but that is by god and not mankind

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In my offence I think Casey should have to spend the rest of her life in jail. Why open your legs, and have a child if you can not take care of it, or do not want it. Adopt it out to a family who wants a child to love and care for. People of the same sex can not express their love by marrage, but yet you can kill a poor child and get away with it. Welcome to freaking America. I say Casey is a worthless mother, and that judge is heartless.
If she did not do it, then why would the smell of a dead body be in her trunk, why would she have lied, and why would she have done all the other things she did. That poor baby needs justice.

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I wasn't sure who this was b/c I don't watch all that much tv, but when I googled her to find out what she had done, that was a big mistake and a sick one at that!!! What kind of mother can actually not report her child missing, especially after 31 days? I know you can't report a child missing until it has been 24-48 hours but come on people...if her dad was a cop in the past, he should have known what to do!! People like this make me sick, there are people in this world who CANNOT have kids and then are the people who get pregnant just like that and then they don't want them at all. If Casey didn't want her child, all she had to do was give her up for adoption and I am sure Caylee would have found a home. She was an adorable, innocent child. I do believe in karma and what goes around comes around, and when it is Casey's time, she will get what's coming to her!!! Sadly, until then, we just have to sit it out.

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AND THIS IS OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM!! ONLY IN AMERICA CAN MURDERERS AND RAPISTS WALK FREE! any other country and they would've killed her without evidence.

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This is a total outrage!! How can they let this sociopath just walk away!!?? so now not only does that poor little girl get NO justice whatsoever but this psycho is loose now! She got away with it once...what's to say that she won't do it again?? Big surprise, our system has let us down again. What a shame....

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Jury made the right call, its upon the state to prove beyond reasonable doubt and they failed to do so. Being a liar does not make one a murderer. Glad the jury made their decision not based on emotion but logic.

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how do you not report a missing child for 31 days and found not guilty...her face is well know where can she go and get peace!!! she will get hers!! i wonder if she gets out where will she live she drug her family and friends though the mud!!

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How is this possible?!!!with all the evidence and all the lies? That bitch is guilty as sin and she will get whats comming to her

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ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!

Casey Anthony Biography

Casey Anthony on Trial Casey Anthony is an accused murderer from Orlando, Florida. In 2008, authorities believe she killed her two-year-old, Caylee Marie... More »
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