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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."

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George and Cindy Anthony are clearly dealing with conflicting emotions.

Questions of what happened to two-year-old Caylee Anthony remain unanswered after the jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of murder Tuesday.

No one is more aware of that than Caylee's grandparents, who Casey pretty much threw under the bus, and who implied her guilt more than once.

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"The family may never know what happened to Caylee Marie Anthony," George and Cindy Anthony's lawyer said in a statement. "They now have closure for this chapter of their life. They will now begin the long process of rebuilding their lives."

"Despite the baseless defense chosen by Casey Anthony, the family believes that the jury made a fair decision based on the evidence presented ... and the rules that they were given by the Honorable Judge Perry to guide them."

So ... unlike Nancy Grace, we have no idea what they really think.

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While readers debate Kim Kardashian's reaction to the Casey Anthony verdict, we have an important update on the condition of Aubrey O'Day:

She's gonna be alright.

Like so many other celebrities, this singer was shaken up by the not guilty ruling, but she's found a way to cope. It involves a bikini, a brewski, her sister and one of the most self-serving Twitter updates in recent memory...

Aubrey O'Day Twit Picq

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Kim Kardashian is not the only person to have reacted with horror over the Casey Anthony verdict yesterday afternoon.

But she is the only person with a major connection to the O.J. Simpson murder case to have done so.

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For a change, Kim Kardashian is not the most disgraceful person pictured here.

Following a Tweet that said she was "truly sick" over Anthony being deemed not guilty of killing her daughter, Kardashian received flak from a number of followers who saw her as hypocritical. Why?

Because Kim's late father, Robert Kardashian, defended Simpson and helped get that obvious murderer former running back off.

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Miley Cyrus went after two hot topics in one Tweet today, reacting in shock to the Casey Anthony not guilty verdict... and then bringing up the state of gay marriage in California to depict how effed up our society is.

The two issues aren't exactly related - neither controversy really needs a comparison to the other in order for most to realize something is amiss - but we commend Miley for at least focusing on important current events.

We'd much rather write about her in this context than make fun of her latest outfit...

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Nancy Grace does not mince words.

After watching the jury announce Casey Anthony's not guilty verdict live on her HLN show, the former prosecutor was in disbelief like many others.

While certainly benefiting from this case in the ratings department, Grace has railed against Anthony from day one, and was true to form Tuesday.

Making it clear she didn't expect or agree with the jury's call, she said "I absolutely cannot believe that Caylee’s death has gone unavenged."

While she empathized with the prosecution and the case they laid out, Grace said that "in the end, Tot Mom’s lies seemed to have worked."

She then proceeded to describe the mangled remains of Caylee Anthony in graphic detail, reminding viewers of what Casey allegedly did.

Later, she added, "As the defense has their champagne toast after that 'not guilty' verdict, somewhere out there the devil is dancing tonight."

Nancy's words, not ours. But it's hard to argue with her.

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Kim Kardashian certainly wasn't the only one stunned by the outcome of one of the most sensational, high-profile criminal cases in recent years.

The clerk who read the Casey Anthony verdict in an Orlando, Fla., court Tuesday was momentarily rendered speechless, or so it appeared.

Seeing "NOT GUILTY" and "Casey Anthony" side by side will do that.

Watch as the clerk chokes up when the judge hands her the documents, then regains her composure and delivers the shocking news to the courtroom that a jury has acquitted Anthony of first-degree murder ...

What do you think: Casey Anthony is totally ...

 

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In a verdict many feel is on par with the stunning decision to acquit O.J. Simpson, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her two-year old daughter today.

The result has left one avid viewer of the proceedings in shock: Kim Kardashian. The daughter of one of Simpson's lawyer Tweeted this afternoon:

"WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!"

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In between X-Raying her ass, Kim Kardashian found time to weigh in on the Casey Anthony trial.

Kim later added:

  • ”I am truly sick over the Casey Anthony verdict! So if the courts don’t believe she is guilty then who do they think killed this little baby?”
  • “Is this now an open case? Do they attempt to arrest someone else? I am so confused! How do these jurors not believe she’s guilty????”

We're as stunned as anyone, but just to answer Kim's hard-hitting questions: 1. That's not how a court case works. The jury deals with the defendant on trial, not the hypothetical questions of who else could be responsible; 2. Yes, of course it's an open case now.

By the way, O.J. totally killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend.

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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.

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Jury deliberations are underway in the Casey Anthony murder trial. Their decision is eagerly anticipated - and far more complicated than guilty or not guilty.

After receiving the case yesterday following closing arguments and a rebuttal summation by the prosecution, the jurors dissected it for about six hours.

Deliberations pick up today, with Casey's fate hinging on whether the jury finds Caylee Anthony's death was premeditated, not premeditated, or accidental.

Killer?

Prosecutors argued Monday the 25-year-old killed her two-year-old in June 2008 because the toddler interrupted her carefree partying and love life.

Defense attorneys have tried to explain away what they call circumstantial evidence (such as shady Internet searches) over the past couple of weeks.

The jury received the more than 400 pieces of evidence in the jury room that have been by both sides in the case since the trial began in late May.

After the defense rested (without Casey testifying), the prosecution responded that the notion that Caylee's death was an accident made no sense.

Anthony's attorneys say Caylee drowned in the family's pool and that Casey's father, a former police officer, decided to make the death look like a homicide and dumped the body in the woods (George Anthony denies this).

Prosecutors say no one makes an accident look like murder. Your thoughts?

 

UPDATE: The verdict is in ... and the jury found Casey Anthony not guilty.