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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FIRST OFF I THINK ITS A SHAME FOR THEM TO LET THIS LOW LIFE GIRL HAVE ANY KIDS AS A CONDITION TO HER PROLE THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE SHE IS FIXED KIDS WILL JUST DIE AROUND A GIRL LIKE HER THEY HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS TO WHY SHE DID IT BUT THAT NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE HER PAY SHE GET OFF ON KILLING HER BABY WHILE OTHER MOTHERS GRIEF FOR THEIR LOSES WHEN THEIR CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS OF PREDITORS THIS IS WHY PEOPLE TAKE MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS BECAUSE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM JUST SUCKS FUCKING SUCKS WE NEED TO PRAY ON THIS AND ASK GOD TO REALLY MAKE HER PAY SHE NEEDS TO BE DEALT WITH SHE NEEDS TO FEEL WHAT HER LITTLE ANGEL FELT WHEN SHE WAS DIEING AND HER MOTHER DID IT OMG I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH I WOULD NEVER LET SOMEONE LIKE THIS AROUND MY OWN KIDS ...WHEN SHE GETS OUT PEOPLE OF FLORIDA LOCK YOUR DOORS WATCH YOUR CHILDREN NO ONE IS SAFE AROUND HER AT ALL.....

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Pretty sure Casey will face the consequences of her actions sooner or later. I have no doubt in my mind she killed her daughter, an innocent little girl who trusted her mother to love her unconditionally and take care of her. Gawsh the injustice of this world sometimes. Caylee deserves justice. And for Caylee's sake I sincerely hope Casey's tainted conscious becomes her demise! She deserves much worse but it would be just as well deserving that she find out on her own that there's just some things you're never allowed to walk away unscathed from. Killing you're own child, is most definitely one of them! Though I won't bat an I if someone did *help* her come to that realization!

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this is insane. She is guilty and everyone knows it. A pathelogical liar can lie and believe themselves. If you ask her the same question in a year it will be another story. She should have gotten the chair. Now caylee will never rest in piece because there was no justice. Review the case and all the stories and pictures from the beginning. She is guilty!!!!!!!!

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F##ked up jury!! Will this verdict create a gateway to more murders? Get instructions from. Casey.
R I P little one... your safe now.

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she is guilty for the simple fact she took a month to report her child who does that.... i'm sorry anybody that kills they child deserves life or death their is no excuse... they need to redo that verdict...

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I hope that whole damn court of idiots can lay their heads down tonight and can't freakin sleep cause of letting that freakin stupid ass walk free! Hopefully caylee haunts all of them! I hope those jurors can look in the mirror and honestly be able to live with their selves. Yes this was another O.J. trial! This freakin ass should of got the chair!!!!!

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i believed casey anthony was innocent the whole time ,i believe justice was served!amen

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she is to blame for her death.....she was to protect and keep her safe...she is totally to blame...Hope she can't live with what she has done...but I'm sure she will be out parting tonight....

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Haha sick? What she did was sick. Your an idiot. She was going to get the death penalty more than likely if convicted. Someone will end up trying to kill her. No, I wouldn't do it, but it's dam sure gonna be attempted. Karma will get her ass.

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Aww why because i said id pay whoever kills casey?! Justic wasn't served today, and she deserves what she did, if not worse, to caylee. She will prob be free now because of this stupid ass jury.

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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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