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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The bitch should rot in hell for what she did to that poor little girl. How could a mother do something like to her child! She is the devil in Carnot and her defense team are all devil's advocates!!!! She will be sorry when she gets what she deserves!!!!! What goes around comes around and when it does i hope she gets the privilege to be knocked out with chloroform and have duct tape wrapped around HER mouth!

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They better not write a book and make money over the death of little Caylee..ARE YOU NUTS..If anything we want a book on the Truth of what happened NOT LIES..But none of them can tell the TRUTH NOT ONE..Casey should of been made to take the stand and tell the truth to PROVE her innocense not pick people to get her out of everything...TELL US THE TRUTH CASEY ANTHONY WHAT HAPPENED YOU EVIL MURDERER..YOU ALL WALK AWAY AND LEFT THAT BABY ROT IN A BAG..YOU DISGUST US ALL..GRAND PARENTS YOU ARE JUST LIKE HER LIARS..WE WANT JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE.

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i still thnk shes guilty... her poor baby ws gone n she didnt giv a sh*t. casey ws jus out partyn. caylee needs justice!! i also thnk hr fathr is gona gt question nxt since casey blamed hm 4 hr lies!

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i meant Casey supposingly left in a rage with Caylee..but still..She didnt drown the more lies the told the weaker the case got..George knew what to do...Nancy Grace is great she told the story...there are so many holes in the story its unreal...case went to trial to soon but that is the state for you...amazing the state wins almost all the time...here anyway..but the bottom line is how did Casey get away with unattending to her daughter and then her daughter is DEAD and she isnt held responsible????come on...We dont need no high profile case to know us mothers are guilty for such and act..we would be in JAIL..

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To the person below me: i agree. I like the nancy grace show to a certian degree. She does say things just to get in your head that are pointless.such as what you said about her comments on the jury. Just like her swift justice show. She brings up things that have nothing to do with the case. She sometimes wont even listen to the others side of the story because she just decided the other persons telling the truth without hearing both sides.

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The whole family is sick. I seen them on tv they all LIED.The grand parents said Caylee left in a rage with Caylee how could she have drowned in the pool.. George was a cop at one time..they waited 30 days to report Caylee missing to plan this whole thing..remember the neighbors heard the yelling at the house then Casey went missing, Caylee couldnt be found..then the nanny crap no one knew about..everything is a lie..George was seen standing in the location the body was found after the hurricane..come on people..THEY ALL ARE LIARS..NO JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE..WHO MURDERED HER THEN..will they arrest the grand parents..WHO IS NEXT..ohhh unresolved case..stunning thought..IF Casey didnt kill Caylee then why wasnt Caylee with her mother ohhhh why didnt she report her missing and are they going to find the NANNY NOW...WHO MURDERED CAYLEE..SOMEONE IS GUILTY OF MURDER..GOD HAS SEEN THE WHOLE THING NO ONE CAN STOP HIS JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE..

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Also i think nancy grace is a very bias person. From the start three yrs ago she has done nothing but talk crap about this case and didnt even give all the detailed facts just what she wnted us to kno. After ther verdict she has the gull to talk about the jurors personal life. Saying two only wnt to 11th grade and that doesnt mean much to her one has a parafanila chrge n one had a abusive son in law. Nancy grace you are dispicable these ppl gave up mts of their life and i dnt care if u agree with them or not noone needs to dimish these ppls lives because u dnt agree with them. I just hope whoever watches nancy grace makes their own decsions based on known facts about ne case she may be talking about.

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My heart is breaking for lil Caylee...That monster of a mother did the unthinkable and got away with it...What a sociopathic bitch! She wont live a normal life, the public wont let her! She deserves to suffer for what she did to her baby girl! No justice 4 Caylee today.. ;( so sad

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WOW WHAT AN AMAZING STORY I HOPE GEORGE TELLS IT IN A BOOK

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Casey never reported he MISSING the Grand Parents did...Casey was busy partying, shopping and having a great time. Casey YOU ARE GUILTY of your baby Caylees murder..You are a LIAR and a MURDERER you need to be in a INSTITUTION..Not free to kill another person because your a liar..What kind of Jury are you people. Cassey was the LAST person seen with her baby. All our hard working money down the drain for justice for Caylee..How many people can a liar kill and get away with it because they are sick???the grand parents are guilty too THEY KNOW THE TRUTH...THIS IS SO SICK..MURDERS...

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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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