Jury: Casey Anthony Not Guilty Of Killing Caylee

ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – After years of facing charges that she killed her daughter to lead a party lifestyle, Casey Anthony’s claims of innocence were vindicated Tuesday when a seven- man, five- woman jury rejected murder and manslaughter charges that could have sent her to death row, convicting her only of four minor misdemeanor charges.

Anthony sat stoically in the courtroom as the verdict, reached after just 10 hours of deliberations, was published by the court. As the charge of first degree murder produced a not guilty verdict, and then, lesser charges of and manslaughter child abuse were also rejected, Anthony started to cry.

When the verdict was complete, they came to her feet and embraced attorney Jose Baez, who had chipped away at the prosecution’s case by claiming it simply had not proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Anthony had killed 2-year-old Caylee.

The jury’s agreement with that assertion clearly was unexpected by prosecutors, who worked hard to build a case despite the lack of physical evidence.

“We’re disappointed with the verdict today, and surprised, because we know the facts and we put in absolutely every piece of evidence that existed,” said Orange County prosecutor Lawson Lamar. “Our team did an exemplary job.”

It’s not known what the jury thought of the case. None of the jurors or alternates agreed to speak with reporters after their verdict was rendered. However, Lamar refused to be critical of the jury, saying both jurors and the defense team had done a good job.

“This was a dry-bones case, very, very difficult to prove,” he said. “The delay in recovering little Caylee’s remains worked to our considerable disadvantage.

“Our mountain of evidence did not eliminate in the jury’s view, every reasonable doubt.”

That was clear in the verdict they rendered.

Chief Judge Belvin Perry announced the verdict at 2:15 Tuesday afternoon, after getting word the jury had decided.  As his clerk read the verdict, Anthony first looked down, heeding the Judge’s warning against emotional outbursts. She began to cry after the most serious charges produced not-guilty verdicts, including a not-guilty verdict on a count of aggravated child abuse.

When they had all been read, Anthony began to sob and hugged lead defense attorney Jose Baez as the prosecutor Jeff Ashton shook his head in disbelief.

CBS4’s Gio Benitez got reaction from South Floridians about the shocking verdict.

Anthony’s legal troubles are not over. She was convicted of four counts of lying to a law enforcement officer, and Anthony remains in custody pending sentencing later this week. The maximum sentence is one year in prison for each count, but Anthony has already served three years, meaning that the maximum she would face would be up to one year.

It is likely she will be sentenced to time served and released.

After a round of hugs with her defense team, a now-smiling Anthony was led away by bailiffs, and her attorneys faced reporters. They took no questions, but they blasted the media legal pundits for the way Anthony’s case was handled.

“I hope that this is a lesson to those of you who have indulged in a media assassination for three years, biased, prejudice, and incompetent talking heads saying what would be and what ought to be,” said attorney Cheney Mason.

“I am disgusted by some of the lawyers who did this and I can tell you that my colleagues from coast to coast, border to border, have condemned this whole process of lawyers getting on television and talking about cases they don’t know a damn thing about.”

“I want to start off by saying while we’re happy for Casey, there are no winners in this case,” said Baez, who had been criticized for his relative inexperience, his approach to the case and his unsupported claims in trial that Caylee was the victim of an accidental drowning and cover up.

“Caylee has passed on far, far, too soon. What my driving force has been for the last three years has been always to make sure that there has been justice for Caylee and Casey because Casey did not murder Caylee, it is that simple,” he said.

“Today our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction,” he added.

Baez also echoed Mason’s feelings that cases like these should not be tried in the media by ‘talking heads’.

“This case has brought on new challenges for all of us.  Challenges in the criminal justice system, challenges in the media, and I think we should all take this as an opportunity to learn and to realize that you cannot convict someone until they’ve had their day in court,” he said.

During their case, prosecutors argued  that Anthony killed Caylee in June 2008 because the toddler interrupted her carefree partying and love life.

Anthony’s attorneys had countered that the girl drowned in the family’s pool. They said Anthony panicked and that her father, a former police officer, decided to make the death look like a homicide by placing duct tape over the child’s mouth and dumping the body in some nearby woods. George Anthony has denied that.

Ashton told the jurors no one makes an innocent accident look like murder.

“While the family may never know what has happened to Caylee Marie Anthony, they now have closure for this chapter of their life. They will now begin the long process of rebuilding their lives,” said attorney Mark Lippman, speaking for Anthony’s estranged family, who were blamed during trial for sexually abusing Casey, sexual affairs, lies and covering up Caylee’s true demise.

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

Nothing was said about Casey and her escape from death row.

The verdict means that officially, Caylee Anthony’s killer is still at large. Prosecutors made no statement about what, if anything, will be done to pursue any other leads in that case. Lamar did say police and prosecutors will go back to work on the thousands of other cases they have, including other cases involving dead children.

“This is justice in America,” Lamar said.”We go forward to fight again tomorrow, with great thanks to all the people who have helped us do our duty.”

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One Comment

  1. nathan says:

    What a joke. Her and OJ – not guilty.

    1. 2059 says:

      i’m not so sure about casey being innocent, but OJ was 100% innocent.

  2. melissa says:

    REDICULOUS! Can’t believe what I just heard.

  3. Callie's mom says:

    Her face doesn’t even look innocent.

  4. Les Johnson says:

    Un-freaking-believable!

  5. MPLS Lawyer says:

    I love it. TV wrong and jury correct. Another nail in the coffin of TV know it alls. Wonder if they pay her for the 3 years in prison.

    Good one Nancy Grace. Go find a new job.

    1. Judge and Jury says:

      no they won’t pay her. she will just get time served for the counts she was found guilty of.

      1. Genious lover says:

        Lying to the heat is a misdemeanor in MN festus. Little or no time involved. Not sure about Fla.

    2. Media assassin (MN Lawyer) says:

      It’s an excellent point. They could and may bring the penalty up to a point to cover any liability to the state. I see it here every day.

      Personal comment: Glad to see the court made the decision and not an elected official and or the popular media.

    3. Common Sense says:

      This is not about Nancy Grace, no matter how annoying she is, moron. This is about the fact that Casey Anthony lied about everything and showed absolutely no remorse or emotion unless the comments pertained to Casey and not Caylee. She killed her daughter and got away with it. Only an idiot thinks otherwise.

  6. Joey says:

    I dont know what is up with you floridians….if she didnt do it..then who killed little Caylee? who choloformed her mouth ? who duct taped her mouth? who dumped her little body in that swamp right near the grandparetns home?

    the criminal justice system is a sham…..

    1. simple simon says:

      Perhaps a drifter, perhaps you, perhaps we will never know. Learn to live with ambiguity son. There are more than two answers to life son…

    2. TOO SAD says:

      Joey, your right! When things go down, no one things about that little girl Caylee and what she went through. But again, wasn’t Casey’s father a ex-cop?

  7. TT says:

    What a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. The real TT - somebody is a copy cat says:

      i didnt write that – gotta change my initials … I think this jury did a good job….

    2. Matt Woods says:

      It’s a Nancy Discrace! Correct verdict.

  8. New does your thinking for you says:

    All of the lemmings who watch the news must be in shock. People wake up and turn off the tv. You all had her guilty

    I can only imagine how many light weights are FEELING something instead of facing the facts.

  9. itzik says:

    I think that she did it, but the state did not prove it beyond reasonable doubt. It was very obvious the the man who found the body was lying and the site was contaminated. He should be charged with perjury.

    1. Frank says:

      I agree, this county needs lawyers to actually graduate from law school, not TV
      DV

  10. Madonna Mcguigan Mcgarvey says:

    pure disgrace!!!!!!!

  11. James Wilmer says:

    No matter how bad people are viewed; they are more believable then the forensic evidence????

  12. Bklyn Mom says:

    This is the most pathetic verdict! Are these jurors total morons? She is guilty as sin! OJ got his in the end and so will Casey. You can count on it!

    1. Paulie says:

      I love it Bklyn Mom,

      Perfectly said

  13. Dummies respond with more emotion says:

    All of the dummies will have a bad afternoon. All of those who think will move on.

    Which one are you?

    1. Elisa Tharp says:

      People respond in their own ways. It’s just sad that the little girl didn’t receive justice today. Her mother got away with the perfect crime. Tomorrow is another day for all of us, not for Caylee though.

  14. Not guilty says:

    Glad to see justice is served.

  15. red says:

    Disgraceful! She was clearly guilty. Now she can go back and party after a little visit in the slammer for lying to the cops. Lets hope she doesn’t have any more kids

  16. markH says:

    I’ve seen it all. Next thing, I’ll be told that a man can be dead for three days and then rise from grave.

  17. Jinx says:

    WHATTTTT? This is obsurd…OJ 2.0….

  18. carlos says:

    What is wrong with the people of Florida? More proof that our state is filled dumb, dumb, people

  19. Media assassination says:

    Shame on Nancy Grace and Geraldo types.

    Get out of our faces with your opinion.

    You owe the public fools an apology.

  20. Get a life people says:

    Your soap opera is over. Start feeling like fools and use the energy to move on an get a life.

    She didn’t do it and she is free.

    1. kim says:

      What a joke she did do it HELLO! Look at all those lies ! I agree with you Carlos! That poor little girl lost her life and her mom will walk in about 4 years for murder come on people in Florida you are not very smart to let her off the hook like that. If she did not want her daughter around anymore give her to her parents or give her up for adoption instead she murders the poor little girl. What a joke!

      1. Touchy Feely is sad says:

        Kim, they said she didn’t. Roll up your emotions and move on.

        Instead of watchingcourt tv, maybe enroll in classes or something to get you out of your rut. Learn to think darling. Will pray for you

      2. Feel dont think says:

        Kim,

        Your motive is only a reflction into your own dark personality. This is what you would likely do.
        It’s in the books: Casey is not guilty. Back to the check out lines Kim before you customers hamburgers get cold.

    2. The real TT - somebody is a copy cat says:

      apparently she didnt – nobody really knows what happened to that
      Child but God All Mighty and her mom….. Speculation wont give you answers – just more questions that you still cant answer…cause you werent there….

  21. Anonymous says:

    What a disgusting travesty. Bunch of WIMPOUTS those jurors are. She is as guilty as sin and she got away with murdering her baby. The judicial system really SUCKS. Anytime a person can get away with murdering a child, it’s really so very sad.

  22. geeM says:

    UNreasonable doubt. I guess the snaky lawyers are effective at planting absurd ideas. The world is flat, don’t fall off.

  23. Ellen says:

    TThis verdict mean child killed herself

  24. TT says:

    Maybe casey and oj can team up to write a book on how to get away with murder!!!

  25. Joe says:

    This is Karma at it’s best. Remember this is coming from a state that cheated and foisted “Curious” George Bush on the rest of us. I’m sure you tv watchers remember that mistake that turned into two pretend wars and 8 years of failed economic policy. Good Luck!

  26. Canadian says:

    WOW I have been following this from Canada and I am beyond shocked that this baby kiler got away with murder. What is wrong with the US justice system? What does a person have to do in the US to get convicted of murder? If Casey didn’t do it, who did? And how on earth does anyone with even just reasonable intelligence and common sense explain away Casey’s behaviour for those 31 days? Who does that? ! This is a disgrace and a very sad day. Another murder walks free. Shame on the US! What is in your water that turns 12 people’s brains to mush? How can anyone conclude she’s not guilty after all that was presented in court? WOW!

    1. No Name says:

      I believe Florida has chloroform not chlorine in their water. They can’t think and look at the big picture. No common sense. Shame on those jurors.

  27. Taxpayer says:

    Well gee whiz Jethro, who dun it then???

    1. Stupid is as stupid does says:

      Not our problem Mr. Clampett. Yours now. Move on. Take your meds and go mow the lawn.

      1. Taxpayer says:

        One of them jurors, I take it…

      2. Happy Hollow Residence says:

        Correction, “one of them ther jurors” Taxpayer. Don’t forget your meds and recreation starts at 4. Don’t be late or no bus rides tomorrow…

  28. Disgusted says:

    I hope if I’m ever guilty of a heinous crime, my jury is on crack, too.

  29. MrE says:

    As much as I don’t like Casey Anthony the state of Florida didn’t prove that she killed her daughter, just pointed fingers, there was no smoking gun and little hardcore evidence to convict

    1. Matt Woods says:

      You are so right on the money. I watched most of the televised trial and even though Casey seems to be a real cold blooded liar, they did not prove even remotely that she killed Caylee. It’s so very sad that Caylee is gone and we will probably never know what actually happened. However the prosecution can repeat over and over that because the trunk stunk or there was duct tape near the body and other facts that she is guilty of murder. They simply did not prove it, not even close. They relied on vilifying Casey in the media. They tried her in public opinion instead of the court. This prosecution was unprofessional and you could easily see where they were trying to convict Casey of being a bitch and slut so she must there fore be a murderer too. This was the correct verdict given the evidence in the case. Nancy Grace was already planning a rebuttal for her appeal of conviction, just watch her. She has to be guilty (they arrested her didn’t they?) just ask Nancy Grace. Most o the commentator here seem to believe the media like the lambs they are.

    2. NoName says:

      There was plenty of evidence to convict her. The jury just got cold feet with the death sentence

  30. Kayla Lange says:

    I can not believe this….It make me so mad I wanna puke. She didnt care that her child was missing for 30 days I am sorry but I love my kids and I would freak the hell out if my kid was gone for more than 5 minutes. Dumb is right. I still think she is guilty I hope the guilt eats her alive for the rest of your life.

    1. Sheryl says:

      And she will get pregnant and do it all over again. Plus look at all the money she will make again, she made over $200,000 already in talk shows, now someone will want to make a movie of it. What a joke.

  31. stupid says:

    I bet she was guilty. Everyone in the courtroom knew it, just as OJ’s defense knew that he was guilty. But, they confused the jury. Jurors were probably told that no DNA evidence meantr they couldn’t convict someone they knew was guilty.

    Sad day.

    How many or you who have children would neglect to call 911 when you found your child floating lifeless in the pool. And then arrange to dump her?

    Okay. We do not want this lady among us.

    Thanks stupid Florida jurors.

  32. max says:

    Then who killed caylee?

    1. Daniel says:

      OJ Simpson

  33. Kris says:

    She may have fooled the state of Florida, but there is one Superior Being whom she cannot fool, and she will be judged on her actions one day.

    1. Cleo says:

      That superior being must be the guy who owns vivid video as she has been offered 6 figures to appear in an adult film when she gets out. Wow!

      1. Daniel says:

        Vengeance is mine, saeth the Lord.

    2. Carol says:

      That is what I have been saying Our Maker doesn’t have a jury he is Judge and Jury and he decides and he doesn’t care about the person who did it he will hand down what he decides and it will be hard.

  34. Annie says:

    She mus have had the same jury OJ did – unbelievable.

  35. Theresa says:

    You know how when you’re at the store and you loose sight of your child for even a minute, that sinking feeling you get? Yea WOW Ok Casey, looks like when you were partying it up you were really feeling the heart sinking feeling that I described. Geez, I agree with Canadian person…..what is it that you have to do in the US to get convicted or murder? And Canadian person’s comment “Shame on the US” makes all the sense in the world to me.

    1. Ryan says:

      Shame on the U.S.? what does one trial, in one state, in one county, have to do with the rest of this country? May be you should move to Canada, if you say “Shame on the U.S.”

  36. Will says:

    Your child goes missing and you are not frantically looking for him/her, instead are partying and living the life. Not even reporting her missing. I guess if you are not a real parent you just couldn’t understand how that makes absolutely no sense!

  37. Mark says:

    I can only be thankful not to be a member of the jury in this case. I have said countless times, and in re-visiting the trial of OJ Simpson, that I would have had to find him not guilty because of the way the evidence was delivered. Reasonable doubt is ANY DOUBT AT ALL! Being a member of a jury in a criminal trial is extremely difficult. If you find him guilty because 99.9% of the evidence proofs him guilty, the fact that .1 % has left you questioning his guilt or innocence, then you must find the plaintiff not guilty.

    I urge all to watch the classic film “12 Angry Men” with Henry Fonda. Ask yourself if you could condemn someone to death if even the most miniscule doubt remained. I know I could not live with a decision that could possibly send an innocent person to death.

    If she is guilty ( and I honestly feel she is connected if not the person who murdered the child ) she will still have to live with her guilt, as well as answer her maker in the end.

  38. CMA says:

    I am a mother of two children who are my life. I could never go 31 days without reporting them missing. Hell, I check on them in the yard often at home. A mother who LOVES their children unconditionally would not withhold anything from the police or lie to them. What person waits this long to report it? Oh wait, a person who is waiting for a body to decompose so much that it can’t be proven what happened would. Wake up people, she knows what happened!! Justice will be served eventually.

  39. Phyliss June Rinis Myers says:

    I just do not know what to say. I did not watch any of the trial, however, I believe from what I have read there was room for doubt. Only she knows the truth and will have to live with it and answer for it when her time is up.

  40. trl the alligator says:

    ….this is an absolute indicator of how our country has degenerated beyond hope…she ADMITTED that she was on hand supposedly when she drowned in a pool….HELLOOOOOOOO….THAT PUTS HER AT THE SCENE AT THE TIME OF DEATH…..so how is the duct tape explained away after that?……i am so disgusted with this country and its state of affairs i am seriously contemplating becoming an ex patriot….our country continues to be the laughing stock of the world.

  41. John Smith says:

    @All of you pathetic haters. HA, I predicted this outcome months ago.

  42. mr wizard says:

    I watched the trial and always thought there was no way she was going to be convicted of 1st degree. Figured she’d get the lesser charge just because someone needed to be held accountable, but still never saw any definite connecting of the dots. You can’t convict anyone just because you think they are guilty. The circumstantial evidence was pretty thin at best.

  43. william anderson says:

    leron, you’re stupid!

  44. Margaret Felger says:

    Casey was tried and found NOT GUILTY, now in THIS life, on earth, her real fears should be of what is to come on the FINAL judgment day that Man has no CONTROL over… i Pray for her, Caylee, and the DING-A-LING NUTS who parented her which led her to this point in her life GOD BLESS US ALL!!

    1. Forgive you says:

      I pray for you too that you can let go of your debilitating emotions and prejudice and stop judging. Judging is the worse crime. Hope you can grow with this comment.

  45. Fourth of July letdown says:

    All ascross the land people (Illinois) have been let out of JAIL early due to buget and bad made laws. So what’s the problem if Florida doesnt want to burden its tax payers with yet another bill. They let her go but remember she been reease into a public mind-set public Jail instead. Let’s treat her well. lol

  46. Fourth of July letdown says:

    “released into (the) a public JAIL. spelling and shock typing aint no joke. lol

  47. Momma of 2 says:

    One day she will be judged by God and her real sentence will take place for eternity. RIP Sweet Caylee.

  48. Shirley says:

    This was a case of Casey being judged by her peers . . . Grandfather need to come clean. God bless dear Caylee.

  49. Aclu and proud says:

    a) maybe she wasn’t ready to care for a child so that’s exhibit 1 why abortion should remain legal..

    That being said: this lady is at the very least guilty of culpable negligence.maybe she left her girl with a complete stranger in order to party..maybe she put the girl on drugs and left her in the car to go out.Maybe her parents were the ones who killed the little girl when she cried..but either way their are guilty of something.the state disney do a roper job of pricing it’s case and viewer the lookers of a, little girl walk.

  50. Andrew says:

    Hopefully this will bring about a termination of Nancy Grace’s contract with CNN, & hopefully put an end to her sickeningly biased reporting.
    She is someone who should be aware that people are indeed innocent until proven guilty.

  51. magaly schroeder says:

    sooner ot later, she’ll face another juror and another judge, caylen is back where she belongs, Heaven, there she will have the endless love of our mightly God!! .
    who cover for who, grand parents???? God have mercy of alll of them.

  52. leron says:

    The illegal alilen lawn mower did it!

  53. ALEX says:

    What a joke!, NO JUSTICE IN USA. BS

  54. surely says:

    ok Caylees death was an accidental drowning. The rest of the story is the cover up. But isn’t it a crime to dump a body? Even if the Dad was in on the dumping of Caylee its a he said she said so in the end the parent should bare the ultimate responsibility.

  55. Carol says:

    The sad thing there is a wonderful baby is dead and nobody will ever be in trouble for it.

    She is with her Father in Heaven where she is safe and playing with children and we have to realize that so that is what is more important to all of us.

  56. Nancy McLaughlin says:

    I am absolutely appalled at the jury’s decision to give Casey Anthony a Not Guilty verdict! She definitely killed her daughter and her parent’s are helping her cover for it. I believe if Cayley actually drowned in the family pool like they said she did they should have called an ambulance as soon as she was discovered instead of telling the police all of the lies she told! She is definitely guilty of Cayley’s murder and I believe her parent’s are just as guilty! All three of them should be found guilty of this heinous crime! This poor little girl deserves justice!

    1. Andrew says:

      Twice you use ‘definitely’ – there may be an opening for you very soon at the FL. Attorney’s office.
      Watching lot’s of TV does not qualify someone to be an expert on criminal trials – just look at all the paid ‘experts’ who failed miserably on this one & are now looking like complete morons after months of pointless speculation.

  57. Richard in Minneapolis says:

    Unlike most of the people (I’m willing to bet) who have posted here, I have actually sat on the jury of a murder trial.

    The main two considerations are: A person is innocent until convicted guilty, and did the prosecution prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Attitudes such as “She looks guilty.” and “Who else could have done it?” have no room in the courtroom. Nor do the opinions of TV personalities whose primary concern is generating ratings for there show.

    Having sat in one of those twelve chairs I am confident that those twelve acted according to their instructions and performed their deliberations thoughtfully.

    1. the crux of the biscuit says:

      Thankfully Nancy Grace and her legion of dummies don’t get to decide …..

  58. aconcernedcitizen says:

    While I shouldn’t be surprised she was found not guilty based on the idiots that sit on juries, I have to admit my mouth fell open when not guilty was read. Usually it only takes one dumb juror, but somehow they were able to find 12. Casey Anthony may have been acquitted by those 12 IDIOTS, but when she stands before GOD when her miserable little life is over, she will pay for what she did to that poor little girl. So my message to you Casey is this…Laugh it up, party it up, commit your life to finding the “real killer”, cause one of these days you will pay dearly for what you did

    1. the crux of the biscuit says:

      You only saw the part of the case Nancy Grace et. al. wanted you to see.

  59. Rich says:

    How did the state of Florida manage to find the twelve stupidest jurors in the
    entire state?

    1. hate the system says:

      They go through an intensive process to select the jury. No, they were not stupid. You are.

  60. Lou says:

    Appeal,it, remember the weird wig wearing Phil Spector?

    1. the crux of the biscuit says:

      The prosecution can’t appeal a jury descision, only a defendant can appeal….

  61. Ray says:

    The state had a lot of dots but couldn’t make a clear picture. Everything was circumstantial.
    Bad job by law enforcement. Somebody should indict the boy friend. He did it and she knew it.

  62. Rick H says:

    Not sure why there are so many negative comments. Our judicial system isn’t perfect, but she had her day in court and the prosecution failed to prove her guilty. Was she or wasn’t she? Who knows? But the truth is, the jury found her “not guilty.” End of story. Was she innocent? That was never the question.

    Funny how everyone, including Nancy Gracy, ran her under the bus based on what the media has reported….which is suspect at best!

  63. Rick H says:

    Oh, I am sure the prosecution will keep appealing the verdicts until they get one they like! (RE: Rod Blagojavich)

  64. the crux of the biscuit says:

    My, Nancy Grace already said she was guilty, how many times? One Thousand or more? To all of you that wasted your time watching this, suckers…..

  65. Rick H says:

    There was no evidence to suggest that she murdered her daughter. Plain and simple. Not one single shred. Sorry people…

    1. hate the system says:

      I agree, drop it people. There was a 12 person jury and they all saw that there was not enough evidence to convict her.

      As they said in Law Abiding Citizen “It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove in court.”

  66. Biglou64 says:

    Why was the little girl’s mouth taped if she died in the pool? Someone explain that one to me. The evidence was weak. She’s not innocent, she just wasn’t proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. For people like her I pray there is no God. Because if there is, you have some explaining to do my dear.

  67. chris says:

    No question this girl was a horrible mother. She might even be mentally ill. She has a dysfunctional family. But the state didn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she was guilty of murder.

    Where was she killed? How did she die? How was her body moved? Nobody can answer these questions. There’s no physical evidence. No witness.

    You people sit at home, veg out and watch this sick trial like its some kind of soap opera, or reality tv show. You’re too buysy listening to these clowns on tv, who if they were real attorneys or legal experts, they’d be busy running a practice.

  68. Pitiful and pathetic jurors says:

    Caylee got a death sentence from Casey. Casey got a get out of jail free card from the jury.

    “Jesus, sir, can you tell me why my mommy killed me and isn’t being punished for what she did to me?” – Caylee Anthony 7/5/2011

    How did they pick twelve retarded people for a single jury? They should all be prosecuted for “accessory to murder” for helping Casey get away with it!

  69. Tom L says:

    yeah, they should start convicting folks on circumstantial evidence now. comparing this to the OJ case is apples and oranges. There was legit non circumstantial evidence presented to the jury – jury didnt convict purely on the fear that a guilty verdict would incite another LA riot – nothing else. No law that says you have to love your kids, look for them when they’re missing, cry uncontrollably, go into convulsions, etc etc – doesnt help a case when it comes down to it but a persons lack of character, empathy, sense of responsibility, personality etc etc doesnt make one guilty of a crime – just inhuman. This crime needed some level of intelligence to pull off…this moron just doesnt have it. I believe there were 2 or 3 other suspects that were looked into. They should probably delve into that a bit deeper.

  70. Keeping it real in Minnesota says:

    Nancy Grace can resign tonight. She just proved she has no clue about what she EVER talks about. What a waste of time for CNN to air her freak show, lets have more of Dr. Drew and NO MORE NANCY GRACE…….she was a lousy lawyer, and she is a lousy tv personality…….This live version of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER needs to be yanked off the air.

  71. Media to blame says:

    Haven’t really followed the Casey Anthony case, but sounds like the jury did their job. The media, however, should be sentenced to die.

  72. Emotion sells big says:

    The media should be held accountable for their statements. How many of these news readers directly called her guilty over and over? If we did that we would have to pay. The media made millions on commercial revenue made during the trials.
    Move on Nancy Grace and Jim or Bill? Reilly. Uneducated ringmaster.

    1. Sue says:

      I don’t get it either, the media is out of control. Slander, abuse of power, destroys character, takes the law in their own hands. I would not want to be a child of Nancy Grace and raised by her. I feel sorry for her kids, if they don’t agree with her watch out. She looks like she has a temper, she cuts off her guess if they don’t agree with her. Nancy your character is flawed also, do good help find missing people and then leave it at that. Your are over board. I am glad I have to make a decent living and not the way you do Nancy you are shallow, overbearing, misleading, and your a attorney, or a linch man.

  73. Edward says:

    When I finally become senile I know I’ll always have a job as a juror in Florida. I Guess Caylee is really not dead since no one is responsible for her death either deliberately or accidentally.

  74. tram2_u says:

    I understand why she was found not guilty…lack of evidence…her defense was she drowned and the grandfather attempted to cover..my question is if that’s what happened..is she now considered an accessory to this? And if so she was not tried for that and can be yes?

    1. Brenda says:

      I think this is a good question? We are all going to meet our maker one day. DNA is a big deal now a days. No DNA on the tape, Choraform can be foiund in cleaning products. no DNA in car trunk, not enough bugs and trash was dried out and skull was moved. Weird people are not locked up, has to be facts, but if she saw her child dead from a drowning and admitted this and did nothing, I believe this question she should have to answer to. Good one

  75. News = emotion = $$ says:

    Why do they pay or even tolerate these so called experts like Nancy Grace or Bill O Reilly? Emotion peddlers. Bad for society. Fire these revenue generators dear network executives. Let’s get back to credibility. They ahve to go now.

  76. Brenda says:

    Nancy Grace and her other co host are losers. They could do so much good, but instead she is abusing her power. She is the one that made tot mom so popular and now holding her own court on tv. If something happeded to Casey or her family, Nancy Grace should be held accountable for stirring it up. There was no DNA and that is a big deal these days and you cannot lock up everyone for being weird. But if Casey did see her child dead from a drowning why can’t she be held responsible for that for not reporting what she saw. Anyways Nancy use to be good helping people to find people but now going too far. We are all going to meet our maker, even Nancy Grace I hope your consiouness is clear Nancy. You are playing god on your show.

  77. Tom says:

    This child was either a victim of murder or manslaughter. So why didn’t her mother’s obfuscating, lying to police make her an accessory to one or the other after the fact? Obstructing justice at least. The DA may not have proved she did it but she sure as hell covered it up and that’s a lot more serious crime than lying to the police. Did the jury know they could find her an accessory after the fact?

  78. JOHNNY LAW says:

    WHAT IS ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI ‘ S OPINION OF THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY FLIPPING OFF ( GIVING THE MIDDLE FINGER ) A CROWD OF PEOPLE ACROSS FROM THE COURTHOUSE ? THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW THAT TOO !

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