July 5th, 2011
07:55 PM ET

Jury's verdict: Casey Anthony not guilty of murder

Editor's note: For more on the jury's finding that Casey Anthony is not guilty in daughter Caylee's death read our full story here.

[Updated at 8:20 p.m.] From the moment word came that Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, online networking sites were flooded with a cascade of amateur commentary. A few big names, including Kim Kardashian, joined the fray. Most condemned the verdict - "no justice for Caylee" was a common comment - which comes after years of the case serving as fodder for cable news, tabloids and the like.

[Updated at 7:55 p.m.] Mourners of Caylee Anthony want you to turn your porch lights on tonight in honor of the slain 2-year-old.

The Facebook event, "Porch lights on for Caylee Marie Anthony," urges people "all over the world" to start participating at "9 pm in your own time zone."

Already, 546,610 have said they're attending, and some say their lights are already on.


[Updated at 7:20 p.m.] Alternate juror Russell Huekler said he agrees with the jury's verdict "wholeheartedly" and surmised that Caylee Anthony's death was a "horrific accident" gone awry.

"The prosecution did not prove their case," said Huekler, who sat through the entire case but did not get to deliberate the charges.

Prosecutors failed to answer the question of how Caylee died, he said.

From the testimony, Huekler said he drew the conclusion that "it was probably a horrific accident" that Anthony and her father, George Anthony, covered up.

"Unfortunately it did snowball and got away from them," Huekler said. "It was such a horrific accident that they didn't know how to deal with it. The family appeared to be very dysufintional and instead of admitting there was an accident, they chose to hide it, for whatever reason."


[Updated at 5:08 p.m.] Attorney Mark Lippman issued a statement on behalf of Lee, George and Cindy Anthony:

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.

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.

The family hopes that they will be given the time by the media to reflect on this verdict and decide the best way to move forward privately.

The family also wanted the public to know that if anyone wanted to honor Caylee by leaving stuffed animals or other toys at any area near their home, that they would prefer those items be donated in Caylee’ s name to families in need, religious centers, or any other entity where the toys would be appreciated.


[Updated at 4:10 p.m.] Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings issues a plea for restraint after Casey Anthony is acquitted of murder.

"As the verdict has been rendered we ask our community to respect the decision the jury and court have made today. We ask for your continued peaceful acknowledgement of that verdict.


[Updated at 3:47 p.m.] The delay in recovering Caylee Anthony's remains worked to the "considerable disadvantage" to the prosecution's efforts to prove Casey Anthony's guilt, Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Lawson Lamar said.

With no "smoking gun" and a victim who was "reduced by time and the elements to skeletal remains," made the case all the more the more difficult to prove, he said. Nonetheless, he said, police and prosecutors did their job - and so did the jury.

"I never, ever criticize a jury; theirs is a task of deciding what to believe," he said. "We're disappointed with the verdict today and surprised because we know the facts and we put in absolutely every single piece of evidence that existed."

He said his staff would return to the task of addressing the 101,00 cases that come to his office each year, including a handful of open child murder cases.

"Child murders, regrettably and terribly, are not rare in America today and those deaths are no less horrible," he said. "The only difference is the news has not highlighted their murders."

He also praised his staff for not talking about the case outside of the courtroom, saying the rush to convict Casey Anthony in the news "led to the great expense" of having to seek a jury "outside the media market."

"So much of the angst and taxpayer expense could've been avoided if others had not succumbed to the temptation provided by quick notoriety," Lawson said.

"For us the case has never been about the defendant in particular. It has always been about seeking justice for Caylee and speaking on her behalf."


[Updated at 3:14 p.m.] Members of the jury in the Casey Anthony case have said they are not interested in speaking with members about the case or the verdict, a court spokeswoman said.

[Updated at 3:10 p.m.] We are waiting on an expected news conference from the jurors in the Casey Anthony trial.

A room has been set up for them to address the media, but none are required to actually say anything if they do not want to.


[Updated at 2:50 p.m.] Defense Attorney Jose Baez said he had mixed emotions about the case and that he had to work hard against media bias that existed during the search for Caylee and the case against Casey Anthony.

"You cannot convict someone until they have their day in court," he said.

Baez said he was happy for Casey Anthony and the decision made by the jury. Now he hopes Casey Anthony can move on.

"I want her to grieve and to grow and somehow get her life back together," he said.

Baez said the case was a true example of a jury doing what they are supposed to - finding their verdict based on evidence and not emotion.

"We have the greatest constitution in the world and if the media and other members of the public don’t respect it, it will become meaningless," he said. "And today and yesterday on the Fourth of July,  there was a breath of life."

Baez said he is thrilled that when he goes home today and his daughter asks what he did today he can say - "I saved a life."

"I think this case is a perfect example for why the death penalty does not work... " Baez added. "Murder is not right no matter who does it."

[Updated at 2:45 p.m.] Dorothy Clay Sims speaking first for the defense team addressed the media.

"I am thankful for today's verdict on behalf of Casey Anthony," she said.

Defense Attorney Cheney Mason also addressed the media, angrily scolding them for their coverage of the case.

"I hope that this is a lesson to those who have indulged in media assassination for three years," he said.

Defense Attorney Jose Baez added that "while we're happy for Casey there are no winners in this case."

"Caylee has passed on far, far too soon, and what my driving force has been for the past three years is to make sure there has been justice for Caylee and Casey," he said. "Casey did not murder Caylee, it's that simple. And today our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction."

[Updated at 2:34 p.m.] A room is being prepared for the jury to take questions from the media about their verdict.


iReport: What's your reaction to the verdict

[Updated at 2:31 p.m.] For the first time a wide smile came across Casey Anthony's face. She began to smile and laugh as her team surrounded her and congratulated her on being found not guilty of murdering her daughter.

[Updated at 2:29 p.m.] Casey Anthony took tissues from a court bailiff and wiped her face at the back of the courtroom.

[Updated at 2:26 p.m.] Casey Anthony embraced her attorney Jose Baez and the rest of her legal team before sobbing.

Anthony wiped tears from her eyes as her team of lawyers hugged each other.

[Updated at 2:24 p.m.] Casey Anthony wiped tears from her eyes and clutched her attorneys' hands as the judge addressed the courtroom.

[Updated at 2:23 p.m.] Casey Anthony returned to the courtroom after briefly leaving with a slight smile on her face.

The judge set sentencing for Thursday at 9 a.m.

[Updated at 2:22 p.m.] Casey Anthony has left the courtroom. Her parents also quickly left the courtroom after the verdict was read.

[Updated at 2:22 p.m.] Judge Belvin Perry confirms the jury's verdict.

[Updated at 2:20 p.m.] Casey Anthony cried as she hugged her defense attorney Jose Baez before she approached a podium to be addressed by the judge.


[Updated at 2:20 p.m.] A poll of the jurors showed they all agreed on the verdict for every count.

[Updated at 2:20 p.m.] Casey Anthony has been found guilty of four counts of providing false information to law enforcement in the case of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, who was slain in 2008.

[Updated at 2:19 p.m.] Casey Anthony is sobbing in court as the verdict is being read.

[Updated at 2:17 p.m.]  Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. She was also found not guilty of aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter.

[Updated at 2:16 p.m.] Judge Belvin Perry is reading over the verdict form filled out by the jury.

[Updated at 2:15 p.m.] The jury has entered the courtroom.

[Updated at 2:15 p.m.] Members inside the courtroom have stood up as Judge Belvin Perry prepares to bring in the jury.

[Updated at 2:11 p.m.] George Anthony is sitting with his eyes closed and his hands clasped next to his wife Cindy inside the courtroom as they await to hear their daughter's fate.

[Updated at 2:04 p.m.] Casey Anthony, flanked by her lawyers, is sitting silently, biting her lip and taking deep breaths as she awaits the jury's verdict.

[Updated at 2:02 p.m.] Casey Anthony has just entered the courtroom and was met by two of her lawyers. She is wearing a pink ruffled shirt, her hair was pulled back in a ponytail and she was biting her nails.

[Updated at 1:57 p.m.] Jose Baez, one of Casey Anthony's lawyers, has just arrived at the courthouse in Orlando, Florida, In Session reports.


[Updated at 1:52 p.m.] The jury deliberated for 10 hours, 40 minutes and 33 seconds before reaching a verdict in the Casey Anthony trial, which included 33 days of testimony and two days of closing arguments, according to CNN sister network HLN.

[Updated at 1:45 p.m.] The jury has reached a verdict in the Casey Anthony capital murder trial, according to staff at the Orange County, Florida, courthouse.

The verdict, reached by the seven-woman, five-man jury, will cap a trial that stretched to more than six weeks and featured allegations of sexual abuse, questions regarding Casey Anthony's competence and various theories on what happened to 2-year-old Caylee.

The verdict is scheduled to be read at 2:15 p.m ET.

Casey Anthony, 25, was charged with seven counts - first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child and four counts of providing false information to a law-enforcement officer in Caylee's 2008 disappearance and death.

Read what each charge means

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  1. DerpDiggler

    If she was a black woman, she would've been sentenced on the first day.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandeeyes*

      No she was black we would still be in trial and it would be turned into a racial trial. Why do all african americans say ignorant things like this? The world has changed get over it and move on people like this its what keeps racism going!!

      July 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justice for Caylee

      This is not aout color but a llttle child

      July 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I think it is about color. The color is not black or white. It's GREEN. The more money you have the better your chances are. In this case it was a high profile case so a good defense attorney would do this for free. Why? More money. Once you are known as the lawyer that helped get OJ, or Anthony out of guilty charges every guilty person with money wants you.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      You mean every guilty person with money wants you (the lawyer).

      July 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mendy


      July 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jude

      I think people are looking at money more than race....But it has been proven that your appearance has some influence in guilt. If you look like a thug (regardless of race), the jury will convict!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      If "tot Mom" was black, she would have been put to death... Thats a FACT!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • beth

      You are so right! If Casey were poor, ugly and any other race she would fry. Jurys don't like to convict white middle class women

      July 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • caseyishot

      A white child

      July 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • caseyishot

      White child

      July 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • martha

      my heart is broken. do you mean to tell me not telling anyone that your child is missing and lying about it is not child abuse. the system, for the first time has scared me. where is justice for caylee. the hearts are broken by many with this judgement. a very scary person will be walking our streets.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rita W.

      This is an outrage! Who else could have klilled Caylee? There is no justice for her and her mother does not even get a charge of manslaughter or child abuse for what she did to her daughter. I do not understand what is wrong with those jurors. Do they not have any sense? A lot of people are appalled by the juror's decisions. Any one who is a parent will see that what Casey did is wrong? If Casey did not kill Caylee then who did it?

      July 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darrell

      The Defense did not want justice for Caylee. Mr. Biase and his team is a disgrace to their profession.
      One could only hope the same thing that Little Caylee went through, these people and Kasie get the same as this little child, then justice for Caylee would be done. How about a tost!!!!!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • 13thJurer

      This case is not about "Justice" - its based on the Legal system. Our LAWS require EVIDENCE of a CRIME - not just a belief, a hope, a supposition. There was NO HOW, NO WHERE, NO WHEN - NOTHING. Yes, we all know that "something" happened, but we don't know WHO either. There could have been an argument within the house, and while no one was looking, Caylee opened the patio door, climbed the pool steps, and jumped into the pool. All those within the house are guilty of negligence - we just do not know.

      When we do not know, we must acquit!

      July 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • shawnbelknap

      thats why all of you were not on the jury, because you dont listen to evidence , you let the media corrupt you and you go by what you hear from them, its called corporate media news, and mainstream media , so the public can be lost... you see what the corporations and media wants you to see

      July 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • JW

      I disagree. I watch almost all of the trial and read and listened to the evidence. I was not swayed by the Nancy Grace's out there. There is just no other explanation for Caylee's death. You probably did not study the evidence and watch the trial.

      July 6, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • poorlit'lgirl

      SO SORRY CAYLEE ....Never would have thought 12 people would be so BLIND.

      July 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • capt_dragon

      One can only hope

      July 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      We all know Casey Anthony is the most likley person who did kill her child – but what does that mean? Everything in this case was built on lies and pure speculation – no solid evidence was presented not even the cause of death. It is plain and simple . .. you CAN NOT put someone to death based on speculation. This case got so corrupted by the media that people are biased. There was so much reasonable doubt it is not even funny. Don't get me wrong I think Casey killed her daughter but WHAT IF it was an accident gone bad?? You CANNOT kill a human for an accident.....

      July 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • L R

      This really doesn't matter, her life is over anyway. Nobody is going to touch Casey Anthony with a 100 foot pole. A book deal will be shot because I doubt her family is going to consent to the use of their names to profit the woman who killed their grand-daughter and tried to frag them under the bus. What will the book be be without that? And if you think anybody would give her a job? What business owner in their right mind would have her, that's a death sentence for a company. She will be ridiculed and deservedly so, for the rest of her pathetic life. What a piece of garbage.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth.com

      You are so correct and for those who dont feel that is true are not walking around in the shoes of a black person. Rascism still exist.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Betty

      If it exists it is because people like you won't let it go and continually throw it up in everyone else's' face.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • ms.lady

      Betty how many times do you hang out in the "hood," or hang out with black people?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lesa

      Racism never even came into my mind during this trial, but I agree: Racism is still around. But "reverse racism" in my experience.

      But why are so many people not seeing the big picture here? This woman DID NOT REPORT her daughter missing or "drowned" for 31 days!!!! Why? Because she did it! She killed her baby so she could go out and mess with her boyfriend and dance with her friends. I hope her life is a living hell from now on. Anyone that knows her should shun her. God help the baby if she breeds again....

      July 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tajasi

      Ditto Lesa!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gaz.

      Racism exist for every race, you ignorant t**t. You know what else still exists for blacks? Welfare! Stop playing the victim, what this case has to do with color, I fail to see, aside from (what a shocker) black people bringing race into a debate where it had no place. Get over yourself, no one cares that you're black. Your actions and character are fair more important than the color of your skin, but you don't seem to see it that way.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Life

      Reverse racism against everyone that isn't african american is sooooo much more prevalent than racism against african americans. When are you going to realize that slavery ended a long time ago and that nobody believes it was a good time in our history. Nobody believes it was a good thing, but yet as a white male I have to live with reverse racism because of what our ancestors did a long long time ago. Please give it a rest. Why can't we just forget about the color of our skin?!?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • okie

      How in the hell did this go from a woman killing her child to ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh im a mistreated black person!! . you freaking idiots, stop thinking of yourselves and start thinking for the children who are taken from us by white,black,brown,yellow, purple,etc people who get some kind of satisfaction killing young innocent children

      July 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • SickOfTheSh!t

      Yeah, and some of the worst offenders are those in the African/Latin group. Until we ALL learn to let go of the race card, it is still going to be played to the utmost. Get over yourselves. How long must the "whites" have to "pay" for the atrocities of our forefathers? LET IT GO, and get on with your lives.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • mla

      as does the inability to spell

      July 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |


      July 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      I agree with you 100%. Every time something happens that others don't agree they throw the race issue into. Whether guilty or not..the jury did their jobs and they did so fairly without biased opinions. If she did indeed murder she will have to answer for her actions sooner or later.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth.com

      Yeah right...

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • flora

      You are kidding yourself! SMH.....

      July 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • jordan

      dont turn this into a racial thing. OJ and her are two different folks. i always thought oj was innocent-but now i do believe he was guilty. they did not prove their case -no facts at all. now who did do it and if she is guilty-she will have to answer to a higher up. we will see in the months to come.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Well, I'm not black and I think if she was black she'd be found guilty. Racism still exist even if you don't want it to exist.

      Justice system is a big fat joke!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee456

      That is so true Kevin. I agree!! Racism will always exist............

      July 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2410

      I agree racism does still exist.... The only people that does not see it are racist themselves ....

      July 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shai

      I agree...it isn't a race thing but we all know it does play a part in people being found guilty in certain crimes and the difference in the time they are given as punishment. it is sad but true.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Honestly, When it comes to a crime to this proportion such as killing a baby, I don't think black or white it would have made a different outcome. It strikes a nerve with everyone, even the jurors. Black or white, I don't think she would have been found guilty. Not enough evidence. Wasn't enough evidence to pin it on her, wouldn't have been enough evidence to pin it on someone that is black. Simple.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenee

      I agree that the most important thing here is that a chlld's life was lost and a murderer has not been identified or convicted. This is SAD! However, there is an underlying thought that is hard to ignore, that if the accused had been African-American or Latino, she would not have been shrouded in the same "hard to believe she could have done such a thing" cloak of innocence, especially after her repeated LIES and delay in reporting the death. For those not confronted with this reality and this history, I think the jury would have more likely believed "Motivation"... I can see why it is hard for some to fathom. Some really think that "racism is a figment of the minority/racist's imagination." But, that is not the only underlying thought. Some suggest the length of time the jurors had to spend away from work and family could have "rushed them to judgment". Nonetheless, we have to trust our system or fight to change it! I hope new evidence is found and there is an appeal or new trial. Whichever, I know God will do His work justly!

      July 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • PentecostalTexan

      How do you explain O.J. Simpson then? He was black and was acquitted, this is NOT a race issue.

      July 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • arlene

      I agree with you....

      July 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      HI! I agree with you. It's not about what I or others think. I think she's GUILTY and hope she rots in hell. This trial was about what the 12 jurors felt she was gulty of by the evidence presented and according to the rules as they apply to the law(s).

      July 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brittany

      Man I sure am glad that God will be the one deciding whether or not I go to hell and not all these people who are saying this Anthony chic should go to hell based off of what they hear in the news. Did those people stop to think that they found her not guilty for a reason? no one deserves to rot in hell and people are sick for wanting someone to.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • lh

      Couldn't agree more. Thank you, so much, for an intelligent, thoughtful response.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rayal

      I totally agree in that only a racist will bring up race especially when this case is about the murder of a little girl and has nothing to do with race. I just think that is so totally stupid. I think she is guilty of Caylee's death because of not reporting her missing for 31 days. I also think the prosecutors were arrogant and over confident when they did not prove their case beyond a doubt. I also think TRU tv and the loud mouth Namcy Grace who tried this case in public should be ashamed of themselves as well as some other reporters and lawyers. If I was Casey Anthony (guilty or not) I would sue them for slander. Nancy Disgrace....your innocent until proven guilty..!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anthony

      STOP lying. You are not black. If you were, you would know that this is very much about colour. WHUTE people refuse to accept that awhite middle calss young woman who looks like Casey Anthony is capable of such a heinous murder. That is a fact!!!! If she were black or latin, she would be on death row right now!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • AC

      Racism clearly knows no color.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • mohammad

      If all the black people that sit around whining about how bad the white people are treating them. would just do something with their lives, they would have a better life and wouldn't have nothing to complain about. you were never a slave and yes we messed up bringing you over here in the first place. SO GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Retro

      Uhm, Hi: "Juror's refuse to believe a white woman is capable of murder so they let her go..." So, if that's true, and they condemn African Americans all the time but never white people, then HOW did O.J. Simpson manage to squeeze out of his predicament a few years back... Please don't tell me he dressed up like a white American housewife... What it comes down to sometimes IS a case of class or race, but not all the time. We'd like to think justice is blind, but she isn't. Instead we lock up drug addicts and let serial killers go all the time because there isn't enough/accurate evidence. Don't get me wrong, but any woman who goes out and parties it up and smiles alot and doesn't report that her daughter is dead is probably a sociopath (and that means we should all be worried she's free) even if she didn't kill her daughter...

      July 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • NANCY

      OMG – you've GOT to be kidding me! Sooooooooooo tired of this.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • large marge

      I have been saying this for three years. If this was a person of a male gender or a female of ANY OTHER COLOR than white, she would be sent away so quick, you'd get whiplash watching. I cannot imagine any other outcome.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      You are a racist! Why has this become a race issue? As a minority i take offense to your ignoence and i would hope you never have the chance to serve on a jury because you have proven that you cannot think clearly.

      July 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cellular

      Thank you mobilation. i agree. I get so tired of the race card constantly being brought up when ever something occurs that one race or the other does not like.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xerxes 2011

      No, it only matters when God passes judgement, the land of the law, while it is something we must follow here on earth, does not supercede the law of God, now his judgement is final and cannot be overturned, she'll get hers, soon!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Devin

      I agree, well said. I suppose unless there really is a smoking gun, you shouldn't convict someone. There's an awful lot of innocent people in prison these days. Proof of that comes out everyday. I think she did it too. Perhaps they felt two wrongs won't make a right. The biggest loser here is the poor child. I was thinking she was going to get manslaughter due to a lack of proof. But I think this surprised most of us.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Airlaflair

      First off, lets stop shouting lol. I am a 21 year old black/white electrical engineer and I have to disagree with you in the sense that color does matter. If she was black I do believe she had a better chance of being convicted than Casey. I do beieve that Casey is guilty and that it was a fair trial but unfortunetly i have to state agian that being black makes you more guilty that being white even if you didnt do it.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • SHAKKA

      brother please tell me you can't be that stupid...

      if she'd been Black she'd be on her way to death row right now...

      white people have a problem with sending each other to prison...

      no matter what the offense...

      that's just a fact of life and there isn't any way to sugar coat it...

      but don't mind phuck yourself into thinking a sister would have walked...

      July 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      There may be times when some PEOPLE in the justice system are bigoted, however, turning this into a race issue is ridiculous and unnecessary. It has nothing to do with anything here.
      You're a part of The Problem. Endless racial anger and bigotry.
      White people don't have a problem with convicting each other. Unfortunately evidence is more important than theory. I'm white and I think she is guilty. If you want to be cliche and bigoted, explain why O.J. Simpson was acquitted.
      I guess a "brother" has to be rich to get away with murder. Get over the chip somebody else slung on your shoulder and be a human being.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • hozboz

      Shakka, like OJ on death row.

      July 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • sigs48

      Why all the shouting?

      July 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • prpittman

      r u serious? if this had been a black woman, who behaved the same way, she would have been convicted YESTERDAY! a black mother was sent to jail for lying to a school system becasue she was trying to provide a better education for her child. SHE WAS SENT TO JAIL!! and you think justice is fair? you need to WAKE UP OUT OF YOUR DREAM STATE! this was not fair, and it was a travesty of justice.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • donner

      OH good grief...are you really gonna turn this poor babies death into a racial platform....The only reason OJ got off was because of the black jury...African Americans...are more prejudiced than white Americans and also complain a lot more..get over yourself!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuy

      The reason OJ got off is he had good lawyers. People use their BRAINS to think, not their skin color.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jef

      the person you refer to was using a different address from her residence in order to send her child to school, which is iillegal. Not because she was black. YOU need to wake up.

      July 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • toni

      You know that if she was black she would been found guilty by now , and they would gave her the deaf penalty ,

      July 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?????

      She is Guilty!!! If she wouldve been black or mexican for sure she wouldve been found guilty of all charges. The jury is lame and brain dead, and this whole system is all messed up. No wonder why Americans are so angry.

      July 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandpen4

      The unanswered question still remains who murdered Caylee??? Baez would like us to believe that Caylee ingested chloroform, duct taped her mouth and nose. Climed into a black trash bag. Taped the mouth of the bag and laid down and died. I guess!!! I hope Casey prayed for the three years she was locked up and continues to pray for the rest of her life because Baez cannot win her an aqcuittal from GOD.

      July 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elaine

      This case has nothing to do with race, and I find it amazing how often that card is thrown out. Also, I don't believe I've ever heard of the "deaf" penalty.

      July 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Opinion of OneBlack Woman

      @brandeeyes The statement from @DerpDigger unneccesarily brings race in as an issue, however your statement is equally as troubling because you state 'why do ALL African-Anericans...' Why do you feel its appropriate to make a blanket statement about ALL African-Americans? I am a black woman and I disagree with the above statement. BOTH of these comments only continue to perpetuate racism.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • G

      Amen!... from the opinion of one white woman.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • You

      i live in the south yet see more african-americans being racist than english-americans. Yea, that's right, english-americans.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • buddget


      45 Grave

      July 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • hundredthhummingbird

      Justice has prevailed.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • cajunQuT

      Agreed...this isnt about anything/one other than a dead little innocent girl..........think about her & not yourself

      July 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • lucy-margo

      I completely agree with you! Well said!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • SB

      Amen. No one should generalize.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chas

      Blanket statements like that are a sure indication you are conversing with a bigot.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terri

      yes i agree!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • jtramblinwolf

      we all are of a different color,different hearts,different minds we are all the same on the inside our ways of actions shows others how we all are on the inside of ourselfs

      July 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • LizB

      My thoughts exactly!!! Cute white girl... of course she didn't do it...

      July 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • April

      Oh she did it alright...the jurors were too damned ignorant to see the truth.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      What facts were presented that would of swayed the jury a different way? If you blame anyone, blame the State and all the forensics. Cause after all that schooling, they couldn't find anything.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Injustice

      "cute white girl"??? OMG you are gagging all of us. She is drop dead freakin ugly.. A real 3 bagger and a lying murderer! Way to go with your beer goggles.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • madeaway

      She did it. I'm white and I can see through this BS. Who the hell are these people who have no conscience? And Mason needs to shut his ugly, hairy face. So sick I could vomit. God help America...we're going down the toilet.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • lilabby

      I totally agree that she got away with murder!!!!!! at lease she should have been found guilty of manslauter but hey thats the system for ya! I feel sorry for the grandparents that they had to face all that to not get any justice for caley but thiers a god an justice will be done! an I guess now she"s free to live the good life while her baby is dead an has no justice for her!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • CM

      Please understand, just because she was found not guilty of murder does not mean 1) she did not kill that little girl nor 2) that the jury believes she did not kill that little girl. The verdict is strictly based on the prosecution's case and they failed to prove their case (remember, they have the burden of proof!) BEYOND a reasonable doubt. Essentially this verdict is like saying, "Prosecution, you failed to do your job" NOT "Oh Casey, you are so innocent". BE ANGRY WITH THE PROSECUTION'S LAWYERS! Not our system (which is the best out here really).

      July 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Consuela Volando

      And the prosecution didn't do that bad of a job, but it still failed...

      July 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • vickie

      What a Dept of Justice this Country has .But remember the decision will have to be report to the real Justice wich it will be for each one of them.....for making this mistake I really hope you can continue with your life.and every night that you go to sleep have a very sweet dreams. Justice has not being serve.to me it was a completed SHOW. just wait till she get's pregnant again and then you will have another case becouse That Thing will do it again.you have no IDEA what a big misstake you had make GOD wil be waching each and every one of YOU

      July 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jealous

      This is about a person, regardless of race! Do not make this about race...you are taking away from the baby.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • PreyTel

      O.J. must be laughing his a$$ off !!!!

      The "Law" does not always result in "Justice" but it is the law never-the-less and we are bound by it – always agree with its process and outcome or not.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elaine

      Yep. OJ is laughing his ass off (or what is left of it) from his dreary, lonely, Nevada jail cell!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • justsayin

      OJ is not laughing...he is crying and mad as heck, because he is saying where the world was this lawyer when he was charged!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • J Stevens

      OK, its time for EVERYONE that believes she is guilty, which I DO!, to rent, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN...and set back and watch...TONIGHT, TODAY, ASAP!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      LOL! I believe she's guilty, but I'm not about to watch a movie about taking the law into your own hands. We would be no better than Casey Anthony if we did that. Nice try though.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • AKD1953

      The prosecution didn't put on a convincing enough case that Casey Anthony did murder her child. So the jury didn't have enough to find her guilty that doesn't mean she is innocent. OJ was found not guilty and look what has happened to him since his trial. I think Casey Anthony will be a pariah just like OJ.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wasted1

      Surely OJ has lost his sense of humor by now.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • cait

      yeah OJ probably WAS laughin' his a$$ off at one point, but now it's jus' sittin' there, in the prison cell. Rot.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leslie

      I would be too! Shame on the Juror!

      July 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse in Florida

      I am furious. I was a person who just caught this trial in my daily news life, never once giving too much attention to the attraction of the drama such case provided. Maybe one reason is, without a doubt in my mind she would spend time in prison where she would meet some great ladies who do not respect child killers, justice served either way. The evidence does prove; beyond reasonable doubt, that she was involved directly or indirectly associated with the death and/or cover up.. How can a jury go from facts that she had at least some part in the slaying/accidental death cover up which at min would have suggested foul play and lead to maybe manslaughter 2nd degree or something of a lesser but punishable crime. Can someone please explain how the facts didn't show how she's "not" involved in the death and/or cover up of an accidental death of her DAUGHTER? I served 13 years overseas and believe (or did, now) in justice is blind but now I understand that to mean that justice just can't see s***. I believe this is just another case of Lie and lie again until you OJ home bound. She better not get a year and day (prison) because she won't make it the 1 day, let alone the year unless in protective custody the entire time.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erin

      Justice may have failed here and OJ may indeed be laughing from his Las Vegas jail cell, but social media is very powerful and she can be tracked by the public for the rest of her days.

      July 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ex-Teapartyr

      You must not have seen, or have chosen to forget, the Trailer Park Trash that is White America! Just becasue the media doesn't report on them often doesnt mean they dont exist Teabagger!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      The justice system worked....you don't PROVE anything....you get NOT GUILTY.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corey

      Sorry to bust your bubble, but the "trailor park trash" you speak of does not vote republican. They vote democrat along with the other welfare moochers.. get your facts straight.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elaine

      OJ is rotting in a Nevada hail right now. Karma will punish Casey Anthony too!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |

      I certainly hope so!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ms.lady

      thank u. OJ got off because he was rich...people are mad because he is black and should not have got off for killing a white woman. Now...like I said if this lady were black and poor...this would have not been a case hands down. The fact that she was allowed to have good lawyers and I'm sorry but race still makes a difference....if it did not...well you all would have got a different verdict.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      SO true. NOw we got something to say if folks bring up the O J case. THis women looked more guilty than what was said about O J.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Well look at the prison population!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrreality

      racism still exist, in the justice system. even in jury selection. it's absurd to say its not a factor in the court system and also in the media. I say have a equal jury based on and # of different elasticities. I've seen too many drug dealers and innocent minorities get way stiffer sentences for crimes no where near the magnitude of this one. $ talks and being white is still a advantage in this country

      July 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • DSW

      This Is not about race. This is straight up evil. Weather she was Black or White I would want her ass in JAIL. We all know she is GUILTY.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jester

      Just like OJ said he did it, right?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cachet100

      Stop with the black crap and write something intelligent.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • ALM

      Really? is that all you got out of this? IDIOT!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      right on

      July 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Austin

      You are an ignorant bigot.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • OldChief

      What an ignorant comment....you are the perfect example of pure evil

      July 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • lisa

      If she was black, blah blah blah I am sooo sick of hearing that!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • NANCY

      So am I. Those people are all alike.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • kellin Q.

      Well if you white people are tired of hearing race brought into the equation, then do something about it. Acknowledge is as a problem in actuality, and be rational about it being a factor in this case. Dont just ignore it because it makes you uncomfortable, you idiots.

      July 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • nina

      The media certainly followed the OJ trial and last I check...hmmm..let me see...yeah. He's black. AND a murdered, just like Casey.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • heyitsme

      Oh really?? Cause I seem to remember following OJ – and celebs in the courtroom and everything... Oh wait, that was because the person HE killed was white – I got it... Give me a break already.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dub

      Just like OJ right, I guess he must have not really done it

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • logic

      Just like the black woman in the Duke lacrosse case. Stop making everything about race. Its people like you that cause racism to still exist.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candie

      I do understand what you're saying, but it's racist people that cause racism to exist and all races have been victims.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • IDontCare

      For every one case of wrong accusations against whites, there are 10 actual cases of racisim and brutality against Blacks by whites, so don't compare crap like that...

      July 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*dmcknight

      OMG...this is not about race...people, get out of the sixties

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • makeda

      you are ignorant and rude

      July 5, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Thinking

      He ended up paying in another way and so will Casey. God don't sleep.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Strong Black WomanName*

      OldChief...Really you are soooooo stupid for that... stop trying to make it out of a race thing... grow up!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • You's a ho

      yo haterrrrrr, go play in traffic. Your mama doesn't love you

      July 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • ROFLChrist

      It is "you're", you moron.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • stacy

      Let me guess you are one of those...If if they weren't white type of people. Do you realize how that has nothing to do with anything. A baby girl lost her life and the killer was let off. HER COLOR has nothing to do with it. If you want to live back in the day that is your choice, but really get a new excuse besides color. It gets old to read the same ole crap about color. I don't know where you live, but around here we have a melting pot of race. TIMES have changed so stop living in the past.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seriously

      There were African American men and women on the jury. This was not about race. Still no justice, though.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paris

      Oh quit with the race card! The only prejudiced people left in this day and age are the black people who still think something is owed to them! Get off it!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chelsea

      not true and definitely not necessary.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • dayjza

      your an racist idiot and really you need a life...obviously you have no idea what your talking about!!! Read a book and learn your facts last time I checked blacks did not ask to be brought here...the whites brought us in America so if you dont like it tooo bad

      July 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • doseofmelanin

      Grow up, nimbral. Glad to know that you're racist enough to make everything you read about skin color.....and then claim others are racist. Yeah, you're a hoot alright

      July 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • RJ

      I am very shocked!! If you remember though O.J. got away with murder, but Karma got him in the end. No one can kill a child and walk away free. Casey God will deal with you!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Why is everything about race?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      I agree with you. I am not black but I work in the media. If the accused would have been black the story would not have been covered in detail as this one was. O.J. trial involved a black man, who was also her husband, accused of killing a white woman and white man. That's why it got so much coverage. Still this verdict was sad. No justice for the victem. this world is going insain

      July 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • marthaj03

      I can tell you work in the media...Must be CNN, according to the way you mispell every second word

      July 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rethink

      The word is "misspell."

      July 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      OJ was famous!!!!!!! Heisman winner, 2000 yard rusher, monday night football reporter. He didn't get coverage because of black and white!!!! Geez!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • wow

      i just have to say ppl get over it.......yes she will pay in her own way.......and yes god is our over all judge so yes she will get what is commi to here......and the whole race thing needs to stop.......yes o.j killed white ppl.......and yes this lady is white......but i really feel this if this was true about its bc she was whie and if she was black it would have mattered is a crap load of bs if this was the case o.j is black he killed white ppl.....so really if this was so bc he is black what u guys r sayin is he should be in jail for this but we all know he got away with its......so white r black dose it really matter come ppl wake up life isnt about color

      July 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Macknaw

      This is great! No woman that pretty should be behind bars!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      OMG – Joe... I hope you're kidding... LOOK at this woman – pretty? Maybe when she's all doctored up, but she sure looks like a upperlipless, low-browed, puffy faced lucky-to-be-called-average to me.
      You should raise your standards.
      Sorry to all about the snark – but REALLY... come ON...

      July 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • cajun

      I want to see how quick she sheds her button down ruffled shirts and bunn for her mini skirts, makeup, hairdo and her partying....now nothing or no one stands in the way.....someone else who got away with murder...

      July 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • love being black!!!

      ignorance, that's what's wrong with this world people like you that think color defines a person!!!only a fool can turn a murder trail, that only involved white people into a racial situation. I bet you really wish you were black, usually that's the reason people talk about other people cause they either jealous or they want to be like them!!! Grow up!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • nava0705

      oj got off only because he had lots of money to pay people off

      July 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracy

      The verdict is appalling. I guess I can understand though, because there really was not enough evidence against Casey. Still, it made my bad day worse. Justice in terribly flawed.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • DONNA


      July 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • nonofyourbusiness

      so true, I' am a woman of color, but that doesnt make it right for OJ or CASEY, both of them need to be thrown under the jail! our justice system sucks!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • chuckly

      speaking of morons, it's You're, not your!!!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      are you serious??????? does EVERYTHING always have to come down to race? How about Amanda Knox who is still in jail for a crime she probably didn't commit. Last time I looked, she was white

      July 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • tg7357

      Just remember, OJ got his in the end, too. Just like he couldn't stay out of trouble, neither will Casey Anthony. The next jury she gets in front of will see to that. The great wheel of karma may be slow, but it is inevitable.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • HurtfulTruth

      In all honesty Kat, OJ couldn't fit into the glove that the prosecution said was used to commit the murders. Second, he never changed his story.

      Sadly, this would NEVER have been the verdict had she been African American....history has shown that many times over.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiffaney

      If the glove didn't fit you must acquit in this case she is guilty or maybe in your community your able to allow your child to vanish in thin air yea right

      July 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Say'in


      July 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • RP03345

      OJ was free for awhile- but not any more – landed his butt in jail eventually

      July 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playjojo

      Oh god, here come the idiots! You had you fingers just poised over the keys, waiting in anticipation.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      If the evidance was so clear cut as you put it ,why is OJ still free. MORON. Another sheep.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raco

      It's "you're a moron" , not "your a moron" Functional illiteracy => 1 Poster => 0

      July 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gail

      and a biiiiig fat book deal!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamey

      And people thought that the "OJ" jury was ignorant. Wow these idiots make them look good.

      July 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pedro

    scooby doo! i cant wait! 2:15. i sure think she is guilty. either verdict will be ok. everyone deserves a fair trial if accused. The US is Wonderful! GOD BLESS AMERICA !

    July 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • nimbral

      Sorry guy, but hey if you don't like your country, leave! Right?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • MyOpinionOnly

      That's right Pedro!!

      And to Nimbral, no I don't leave my country (neither should Pedro) if I feel that there are mistakes being made...my people have fought for and with this country. I am not going anywhere! There are people out there like myself who are fighting to change things. You stand your ground and change things or at least die trying. You don't run! You try and make a difference....let me get off of my soap box. LOL...peace people...! RIP Kaylee!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJ Problem

      You think she is guilty based on what? Just looking at her? You can't "THINK SHE IS GUILTY." Thinking she's guilty = not guilty as the chart showed. Knowing she is guilty is a different book. We can all think she's guilty, if we don't know, it means nothing. If I had a penny in my hand, there's no way you would say "I think you have a penny in my hand." (Unless it's closed) which means you don't know, because you don't see the evidence. If I'm holding it open, it's flagrant that there's a penny in my hand...evidence. If you don't have clear evidence, you shouldn't "THINK" nobody's guilty.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • nimbral

      @ MyOpinionOnly:
      My comment was a response to a previous comment posted by Pedro, where he stated that he was if you don't think this country is fair you should leave it. seeing as it applies to him now, I was calling on his bluff. I think change come from challenging old ideas and inviting new ones in, not by closing borders and excluding folks.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pedro

    Everything isnt about race. If you dont think our country is fair then go someplace else.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • nimbral

      Well, how tolerant and democratic of you. Worthy of NK.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth.com

      Where do you live?? Cause I see it all over TV, the Media and everywhere else...

      July 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • lisa

      I am sorry but people make everything about race that is a fact!! They would not know what to do if they could not whine about race...it's because I am black, red, green and yellow makes me SICK!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Life

      What on earth does this have ANYTHING to do with race?!? We have a justice system and through the justice system, there was a ton of reasonable doubt about casey anthony being guilty of basically anything, so she was found not guilty. It's partly the fact that the prosecutors did a bad job in this case, in that I bet they could have found that evidence that would have gotten rid of reasonable doubt, but the fact is they didn't find or report that. As for this race crap I keep hearing, give it a rest! There's more reverse racism in this country than racism against african americans at this point in our country, because people like those that are on this board won't give it a rest!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • ketchupisfun

      You look Mexican, how about you git out of my country boy

      July 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth.com


      Reverse Rasicm is not more common...Im not sure where you get your facts but you are most certainly wrong on that one.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mekell

    Why did CNN earlier report "It's been two days since they began deliberation!". Now they report "It's just been ten hours since they began deliberation!". Calm down guys, don't sensationalize.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • crizzy69

      on the 4th (yesterday) they did 5 hrs of deliberation day 1 and today deliberation makes it day 2

      July 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aprisk

      It was both 2 days and 10 hours. They started yesterday and then the judge had them stop about 6pm bc it was a holiday. They started back up this morning and just came to a verdict. 2 days (not full days, but it still went over the course of 2 days), 10 actually hours of deliberation time. I am usually there with you on the problem of media sensationalizing, but that is not the case this time.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      That's probably the total for two days deliberation.

      On CNN Live they're predicting Murder One. Casey looks fearful and depressed as she should under a death penalty verdict.

      The talking heads claim Baez's tactics will be taken out on Anthony. Anthony's biting her nails now.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • tensor

      It's all about ratings = mo' money, mo' money Turner can charge advertisers, as well as mo' money, mo' money for sychophant Nancy Grace and other of cable's 10th circle of Hades.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • George in St. Pete

      CNN??? Please.... See Nancy Grace....... : (

      July 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • George in St. Pete

      HLN has been the most shameful network I have ever witnessed. During the trial they would average a commercial break every 4 – 5 minutes. It is so sad that a network like CNN / HLN would profit from a tragedy like this. I have NEVER seen such profiteering off the tragic death of a small child. Shame on you CNN / HLN

      PS. Your sister station TRUTV had much better coverage with quite a few less "short breaks".. I watched TRUTV until 3PM each day I was watching and then had to turn to HLN for their numerous "breaks" ... Sadly...

      July 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. THThite

    It's true, there are still black and mexicans both in prison on murder charges of their children with no 'hard evidence'. Nothing harder than the evidence in this case at least. But they've been in jail for years for the same thing. They just dont want to punish a hardworking white american female.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      In order for her to be considered a "hard working American female" she must first have a job. That is usually a prerequisite for being "hard working."

      July 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |

      lol hardworking.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Willy Robots

      Hard Working? I m not sure if she even had a job.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      She didn't have a job. She kited checks, forged checks and stole credit cards, from what I've read in the news. She only claimed to have a (cushy and prestigious) job at Disney. This lie went along with all her other lies concerning where Caylee was when she was missing for that 31 day period.

      There was a 55 day period before Caylee's 3rd birthday that Casey lied and stonewalled her mother and pretended she knew Caylee's whereabouts and claimed her daughter was with a nonexistent wealthy boyfriend, all these were lies.

      There's no real or sane explanation for her actions or behaviour that can make sense of these lies. Why put duct tape on the face of the corpse if the child drowned?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jude

      I think people are looking at money more than race. Poor, disadvantaged, less educated people do not have access to a good legal defence ...But it has been proven that your appearance has some influence in guilt. If you look like a thug (regardless of race), the jury will convict!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jen

      RIGHT!!!!! They would have hung her from a tree!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • student

      Hardworking...does that mean lying about having a job at Universal Studios is hardworking? She lead the police to the job, acted like she worked there, and then turned around and said "Whoops I really don't have a job here."
      Yeah, a really hard worker.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juliana

      its not about that, that's why they have different jury's, the jury that decided the Mexican guys case wasn't the same for Casey's case, so.... totally irrelevant.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Imglad

    Good get it over already.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JettyBoy


    July 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      Not so much, unfortunately.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. one4truth

    Guilty of 1st degree.....................anything else would NOT be justice!!!!!

    July 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lauree

      I AGREE!!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Justice for Caylee

    Please justice for CAYLEE....

    July 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Justice will be looking more closely at Casey's father. Though HE does, that mans eyes do no lie.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playjojo

      No, they say they'll keep looking for the "Real murderer" and they'll make a half hearted attempt. Interview everyone they already have, and it will be dropped.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • George in St. Pete

      Maybe Prosecutors would have had better case if they investigated EVERY POSSIBLE LEAD in 2008 before us taxpayers paid for this multi million $$ "Show"...........

      July 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • George in St. Pete

      To add.. I think everyone on here would agree if State went for only Murder 2 or manslaughter, there would be a much different discussion going on right now....

      July 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. marinewife

    In case you missed this, caucasians are now the US minority so I'm going to start hurling out racist accusations and say I'm not treated fairly, too. It's what minorities are supposed to do right?

    July 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justice for Caylee

      Every American is to do right.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • tired of it too

      AMEN! And now peace for Caylee.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jester

      ^^ this! I want my fair share...back.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      Caucasions are not the minority, its just that there are more minorities than white people. Mexicans are the highest minority in the USA and there are still a lot more white people than mexicans. Get your facts straight.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      People who lack skills, drive and enthusiam to accomplish things are the ones who blame everything on racial or gender descrimination. Granted, these things exist and will always be in some form but if you have a strong enough desire to het ahead in life, you'll get there.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      Thanks Chris.

      Marine's wife obviously only has being a marine's wife as something to brag about. Because she sure doesn't seem to have brains.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • deebrday

      I am also a Marine Wife-Love the post–

      July 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • ketchupisfun

      You white people stole my people's land and now you want sympathy? Go F yourself

      July 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven

      I agree with marinewife. I think Chris may need to go take a look at population statistics and include illegals in those stats, seeing as illegals end up with more rights than common citizens do anyways.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • MyOpinionOnly

      I am not sure what kind of game you are trying to play with your comments but if you are really a Marine's wife, you ought to really quit while you are ahead...! It's not cute nor funny....we are praying your Marine Husband comes home in safe and in one piece so your smart comments won't get you too much sympathy. I wonder what your Marine Husband would think about your comments.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • HurtfulTruth

      Get your facts straight....for the first time, babies born to OTHER groups outnumbered white babies born last month. The ENTIRE population hasn't shifted percentages because of that.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cellular

      marine wife to marine wife. I being half and half could not agree more. I am so tired of the race card always being played. I was never raised or allowed to even think that way and it really is exhausting. I personally never was a slave, never had slaves, have never known of anyone to do either nor have I ever withheld anything from any person based on race. I think if this race card is going to continue to be utilized every time something is not liked than it should be allowed to be used by any race .

      July 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candie

      that was an ignorant comment, read some more, minorities to whom, many races, but if you divide them up, it still the majority....but what should it matter to you if you don't care? (rhetorical question)

      July 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • IDontCare

      white people are stupid and racist – at least admit it, you cowards can't even bring yourselves to do that! But you want everyone to think that America is just so equally balanced and the powers that be and the law are handed out fairly no matter what your race is, yeah, right!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven

      @ Idontcare there are some racist white people (as well as every othe race has it's own racists), but I believe that racism is kept alive moreso by the ones claiming racism. By a black guy (or white, green, yellow, orange) being arrested for a crime he commited (with evidence) and then he claiming he was only arrested out of racism, that gives racism a huge opening to be used by the media for that situation, thereby showing it to everyone who pays attention. There could have been 3,000,000 people that hadn't even thought of racism in months or years and the one guy who pulled the race card brought it back into their thoughts. Not to mention, that to pull the race card you first must have some semblance of racism in your own mind to even think that racism was a factor.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • coconut007

      This case should have been an closed media case. This way you will get a real case out of it. Watching this case made me feel like i was watching American idol. This stupid #$%^& can stand there and show no emotion and blame every one else. American want to be entertained at any one's cost .. even if is a child's death.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      In reply to the "white people stealing my people's land" first of all....You can't steal what is not owned. Land is for EVERYONE, not for a single group of people...Who cares whose race dominates what land, we are all people and we are all the same. Deal with it!!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kat

    They better find her guilty. She is soooooo guilty. Cant wait to hear it

    July 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • prettyinpearls

      Agreed. What is the sentence WHEN she is guilty?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      They didn't...watch and see what happens now. She committed other crimes. Her parents committed perjury on the stand as well.

      Let's see what happens next.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Brandeeyes*

    Only one day of deliberation I say guilty thank god, that lil girl deserves justice!!!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      Not guilty, I'm afraid. Sad but true, there is no justice for Caylee.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mekell

    Wow, I'm glad Nancy is being unbiased on the verdict. She's saying "No doubt in my mind, murder one." Nancy, I'm not sure prosecution proved this beyond a reasonable doubt. Do I think she did it? Yes. Was the evidence overwhelming? I don't think so.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      You have to take what she says with a grain of salt. Her show is about a prosecutor's point of view. There's nothing wrong with that, but don't try to equate that with justice.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • RP03345

      The interesting word here is REASONABLE. If you use common sense, she is guilty. She didn't report a problem for 31 days (and then only by force) – that ALONE should have been child abuse. There may have been doubt but not REASONABLE doubt.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      Nancy Grace can shut up. I do not trust nothing that comes out of her mouth guilty or innocence.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gaz.

      RP03345, I agree completely. How can you not have your child around for 31 days and not tell anyone. How is that not child abuse? Is there something in the water in Florida? If I were to leave a child somewhere, is that not child abuse?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Nancy Grace is nothing but a sensationalist. She is completely ignorant and chooses what facts she will embellish and which she'll just ignore.

      The fact that she is considered any kind of journalist shows how far down we've gone into the muck for our news.

      What a fool she is. It's too bad so many people take her seriously.

      Of course, these are my opinions, but they are based on something called evidence....you know...that thing Nancy likes to ignore.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • tukee2007

      Nancy Grace's cousin VINNY has been very stupidly biased also. He should see if his brother Jeff Ashton can get him on as a prosecutor in Orlando. OOPs the pay is lousy and you have to WORK.....

      July 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chartreuxe

    Here we go, I can't wait to hear this verdict. I hope the jury gets it right.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Justice for Caylee

    My heart is breaking for her family. God be with them.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chartreuxe

      IMO her family, especially her mother, are culpable in this. Not that they covered up a drowning, but that her mother used Caylee as a tool to control her daughter and that led to all this drama.

      Caylee never had a chance.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
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