March 11th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

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  1. Tad B

    Well, well why am I not surprised about the outcome of this trial, regardless of weather she did it or not this whole thing was just a media circus, entertainment for us all, makes me wonder who should get the death penalty Casey or all people evolved from the media talk shows to the lawyers, who are all going to make millions of dollars doing there book deals, interviews, movies and so on. An innocent little girl died and there are a lot of people who are going to profit from this. CNN should try putting a leash on some there talk show hosts, not just the lawyers (if you want to call them that), who thought they where so sure about the outcome of this case, oh I forgot they get paid for there opinions, money to be made, people who profit on death and tragedy.

    July 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fred

    If not for the the death penalty the verdict might have been different. Even Jose Baez affirm that with his speach.

    July 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leslie

    Of course not guilty...because she was abducted by evil clowns...reasonable doubt....well sorry I am lying, but hey guess that does not matter......Ridiculous....of course and so is the NOT GUILTY VERDICT. I am not sure what testimony the jury saw...but be sure I would have voted Guilty and no one would have changed my mind. This is so ridiculous and sad. I am outrage as a mother, us citizen, and taxpayer. However. the bible says you reap what you sow and since Zebra's don't change their stripe...give it time and Ms. Anthony will be back in the legal system just like OJ and the rest. Poor Caylee..I will never forget. My heart is heavy tonight. And shame on you defense counsel....your celebrating is very insensitive to this are asking for a outrage.

    July 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cindy

    Now that she was found guilty of providing false information to the police...will the city slap her with an invoice? She spent a lot of the police's time and money looking for her daughter when she knew exactly where she was. Doesn't the city send bills to people for their ambulance service? Or for making false alarm calls??

    July 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Peter

    The arrogant response of the defense ignores the fact that Casey was not declared innocent., she was just not found guilty. We do know that she is a woman who lied through her teeth to make up excuses about her daughter's fate. A hollow victory for everyone involved.

    July 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol Haughey

      Is it true that Jeff Ashton has resigned?

      July 7, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
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      July 8, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scarlett

    I cannot believe that the jurors did not see the truth! The verdict is UNBELIEVABLE and WRONG! It makes one think that perhaps the jurors were bribed! I cannot see any other explanation!

    July 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rlammbo

      Who's going to bride them or offer them anything. Her parents are broke. Shallow comment!!!

      July 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      Funny how people can't get the 'just' of a simple comment. The comment about bribing is in the sense that the verdict is SO RIDICULOUS that something else MUST have interferred with the verdict. What could interfere??? A Bribe! It is just a matter of speaking in terms of an example to show the outrageousness of the facts... Geez.

      July 7, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scarlett

    I think the flags should be placed a half mast for a month because of this terrible tragedy in our American Justice System!

    July 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Appauled

    Would you let her babysit your child? Child neglect? would you not worry if your child was gone for 31 minutes, let alone 31 days ? The judge should have overturned this verdict..

    July 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pat

    This is a superb example of the sensationalized media coverage which has evolved in our Country. Casey was convicted by the media long ago. I would imagine it makes for good ratings which mean money, which is the only important thing, right?

    The only positive thing about CNN and this case is the fact that they provided a live video stream during the trial. This could be accessed by anyone who wished to hear what went on in court and nothing else.

    No commentary from the "anchors" or "experts" on every word spoken in the trial and no contest between media members with attempts to "top" another member with yet another opinion.

    This is why some of the public were shocked that the jury decided as they did. While the public had been hyped up by the media sensationalism, the jury was fortunate enough to escape the insanity.

    Please people; realize what this is doing to you as you are mesmerized into joining the frenzy. Are we no longer able to form our own opinions without having "news analysts" and "psychiatrists" tell us what to think?

    This sensationalism should be outlawed just as the paparazzi should be outlawed. We have crossed the line as to an individual’s right to privacy.

    July 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Wintero7

    Shocked - as I was with the O.J Simpson case where clear evidence was presented to the jury yet they let themselves be ruled by their emotions.

    Could it be that after being 'locked up' as sequestered jurors with the possibility of WEEKS more for sentencing that they said "Enough-just let her go!"?

    July 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Wrawn

    As in the OJ Simpson trial, Casey Anthony has been found found not guilty. Why hasn't the Sheriff or Chief of Police, made a public statement stating they are immediately starting a new investigation into Caylee's death, knowing they cannot go after Casey, but uncovering every rock to find more information, and finding the Guilty person(s). The Jury has said it's not Casey, therefore the murderer is still on the large. A jury said OJ Simpson didn't kill Nicole & Ronald. Is that investigation ongoing to look for the murderer?
    Regarding statistics, does that mean Caylee, Nicole & Ronald's deaths are categorized as "Unsolved".

    July 6, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. jerry

    I think she is guilty, guilty, It seems as if all of the people that think this was a just verdict are confusing reasonable doubt with any doubt at all. There was no reasonable doubt ion the case at all. Sure it is possible that a martian came down and killed her, maybe O.J. came by and did it, but is not reasonable to think that. She is guilty. The jury messed up, they should be ashamed

    July 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dannielle French

    Do I think Casey Anthony was somehow responsible for the death and or disposal of her daughter's body, YES, YES YES!
    But weeks ago when I heard they were considering the death penalty I knew I could not convict her. Why, because I only THINK yes did it I don't KNOW that she did it.

    July 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Wanda Gibson

    DID THE JURY SELL OUT *******************************************?????


    To come to a not guilty verdict in the the way in which they did......something is not right.....that is all I am saying.

    July 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. D Beeman

    This is NOT Justice in the United States...............

    This is a tradegy...............

    July 7, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
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