Casey Anthony Verdict: Will the Jury Convict Her?

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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.


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.


Casey Anthony Biography

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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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