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.

ALTERNATE JUROR SPEAKS

[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."

CASEY ANTHONY'S FAMILY

[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.

ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

[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.

THE PROSECUTION SPEAKS

[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."

THE JURY

[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.

THE DEFENSE SPEAKS

[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.

THE REACTION

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.

THE VERDICT

[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.

THE DELIBERATION

[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.

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  1. danielle

    i want her to get a needle so bad- the sight of her makes me sick – i have a beautiful daughter and get horrified when she gets hurt-how could a person murder their own and then party like she never exhisted – rot in hell lady

    July 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. omgbecky

    Unfortunately, I feel Casey will not be served the death penalty for scientific lack of evidence, although, with the evidence they gave, you really only need common sense to see who killed Caylee. She deserves death just like her daughter!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. FreddieK

    SOL for Casey

    July 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ginene DeAngelis

    Maybe finally justice for Caylee, I hope she gets what she deserves. Once she gets into the regular jail she will get what she deserves.

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

    I feel like the devil is staring at me in the eyes when I look at pictures of her.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Name*Lyn

    Casey needs the death penalty who waits 2 months to call in a missing child! Kaylee is a child of God she had no defense at the age of 2. Does Casey have no heart or motherly instincts? This is crazy!!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AZ Wildcat

    Let's go for a twofer and execute Anthony and Nancy Grace and rid the world of two evil beetches.

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

    Reasonable doubt doesn't mean beyond a shadow of a doubt, it is that which a reasonable person could come to the conclusion that there is no doubt about guilt. Guilty verdict.

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

    Here's hoping that the short time the jury took means a guilty. To all the rtards out there blaming her parents, here's hoping you or anyone has to endure what these people went thru, it would be heart breaking to suffer that. I for one think that Biaz is a pig for putting them thru what he has.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cami Etheridge

    What does it say about you that you can look at a woman who viciously murdered her baby and have perverse thoughts. I hope that there are no men like you on the jury. Hopefully the men there will think with their brains or this evil baby killer will walk. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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

      What does it say about you that you said all of that about someone not guilty.

      Innocent until proven guilty.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lonnie

      Innocent *unless* proven guilty.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • RP03345

      seriously? anyone who doesn't report a problem with their child for 31 days is guilty! END OF STORY.....

      July 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • 13thJurer

      The Defense showed that Casey began to lie and lie in 2006. Well, Caylee was born in 2006, and we have to ask if her lying was the result of postpartum depression and disconnect. As we see in the Andrea Yates case, postpartum issues can be severe and almost permanent if left untreated.

      People with schizophrenia usually create other personalities for themselves. In this case, is it possible that Casey created her "invisible friends" as a similar mental disconnect??? No one really did any investigation in to her mental health regarding all these lies which she obviously believed we real for YEARS. This wasn't just something she invented in June of 2008 - these "people" lived and worked with her for years since Caylee was born!!

      We will never know the whole truth in this case, but we must remember Caylee in our hearts. I really wish we had more information about her life long before her death! So many say she is guilty, but the prosecution could not, and did not prove this. Where did the so-called chloroform in her car come from? There was no evidence that she bought or made any chloroform!! Chloroform smells sweet when first sniffed, but that smell goes away within hours of exposure to air! NO one like Casey would be allowed to purchase it, and no one she knows would have access either.

      My daughter is a Virologist with a PhD, and she told me that if there had been DNA on the duct tape, they would have found it, especially on the sticky side. And that DNA could remain on there for many years, despite the weathering conditions. And the same for fingerprints.

      I understand that the parent in us says this mother is responsible, but we cannot hold her on first degree murder without 6 eye witnesses and a video tape!! It's a shame that the prosecution hung this on such a difficult legal charge to prove, but I, too, would have had to find her "not guilty" based on the lack of evidence in this case.

      She will live with this the rest of her life - but she is mentally ill and needs immediate intervention!! These "invisible people" are certain evidence of her disconnection from reality!! I pray for all the Anthony family.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duh2011

      Why don't you ask your daughter how the duct tape got there then? Did it just appear out of the heavens? DNA or not, someone had to put the duct tape there. Hey, here's a thought... why do you think every criminal out there wears gloves? Jurors these days just don't use common sense... if there's no DNA, she must not have been murdered, right? All this verdict does is show people how to kill someone and not be found guilty. All you have to do is hide the body so it's never found or when it is found, it's so decomposed it will never show DNA because Lord knows jurors these days have to have it spelled out for them, they can't put 2 and 2 together on their own. It's sad when over 300 pieces of evidence isn't enough. And how much of it did they even bother to look at during deliberations?

      July 7, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • gabby

      It's so depressing to watch these idiots comment on here in defense of this CHILD MURDERER. Innocent until proven guilty? Please tell me you are not that severely brainwashed by our government, or maybe you are and that is why every aspect of this country is in turmoil. Poor little Cayley, R.I.P. little baby girl, I followed this case since the beginning you were the same age as my daughter and I'm so sorry that you died in vain.

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

      Would you rather have it guilty until proven innocent? What if you were charged with murder, the prosecution has no real evidence and you can't afford to hire an attorney? Good night sister. Roll up your sleeve and get ready for the execution. Oh, people like you complain of the atrocities of other countries and the poor citizens who get arrested and executed on the same day. We don't do that here in America. Freedom is our middle name – or did you forget about Independence Day yesterday? You don't like our judicial system? Move to Saudi Arabia.

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

      Well, Cindy dear. You might want to examine the hole in your thought. You see, you said, "charged with murder". You omitted the part where you actually include whether or not the person actually committed the murder.

      It's an advanced reasoning that will likely escape you, but I'll try. : In your world, the murder doesn't happen until the conviction occurs. Yet, we have a murdered child. But, we can't have a murdered child, can we? In your world, the murder is only in the conviction, not in the offense, right?

      Here's the more accurate version of your argument. Imagine you committed a murder. You were then charged with murder, but didn't have a defense attorney... Funny, how there's not really a problem with that chain of logic, isn't it?

      July 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • 4061lissa

      thats so sweet

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

      You've got that right! Welcome to America!

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

      she may have her freedom but she will never have her life back, and I truly believe that Karma does happen, I just feel bad for her parents. I wonder when she'll be moving back home. if i were them I grow eyes on the back of her head, it's going to be a scary time for them im sure.

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

      I don't feel bad for her parents they lied to help free this child murderer. Casey is their daughter but Caylee was a life that they interacted with years before her death. They are all guilty of preventing justice for Caylee.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Necola

      I agree, whole heartidly.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUSurprised

      Need to bring back the old saying "it's 9:00pm, do you know where your children are?" And play that on ever radio station, TV channel, twitter account and facebook account each night. But of course, that doesn't work in most American households, since most moms and dads are too busy to bother keeping track of their kids.

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

      You right exactly the way I fell karma what goes around come around sad it was no justice for Caylee but verdict are verdict......let's see what will happen to Casey in her free bella vista life......she is the only one to know.... and live with it

      July 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • diligent

      brenda you don't honestly think her parents are going to let her move back in to their house do you? They ran away from the court house today. If I were her father and brother I'd sue her (well fight after I beat her and threw her in the swamp). Yeah, that's where she needs to live in that swamp. I saw a for sale sign, bet its cheap.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mother1982Lori

      I so agree with you,but because of what she did to her parents i dont think she will be welcomed back her lawer channey said for shur she wont be going home and where he wont tell us to think how can her parents welcome her back not shur but she shur burnt her bridges

      July 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • LINDSRAY2

      REALLY COME ON NOW DIG YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND WHERE WAS SHE FOR 31 DAYS , NOT LOOKING FOR HER LITTLE BABY GIRL WAS SHE??????????????????????????

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

      She was "Found" not guilty. Whether she truly is guilty....we may never know.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • wes

      Indeed she was proven guilty.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elan

      She is only innocent thanks to a disgusting defense lawyer who can smile at the face of murder. Defense lawyers are probably the most horrific people (maybe calling them people is offensive to humans). Justice has not been served – here's to the hope that Anthony meets an early end.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mikky_H

      Everyone, even the lowest of the low, deserves a defense.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • TruthSayerLieSlayer

      I don't believe the lowest of low deserve a defense. If you ask me a criminal deserves nothing. We as a country, do not protect the children and/or the victims of crime. We always protect the guilty. We are so warped with the idea of giving everyone 'rights' that we allow them the right to commit murder. With all the technological advances we have today you would think we wouldn't be this stupid. The issue with reasonable doubt is people are let off the hook without a reason for what they did, to make then a suspect, in the 1st place. If she is innocent, why did she lie?

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

      I can only hope you never need a defense attorney!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • richard daryl osborn

      I agree. She wont have much of a life now anyway. She will always be The Baby Killer in this country.

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

      This is the most sickening verdict I have ever heard. That stupid look on her face, partying, not reporting for 31 days, lying etc. how can she smile when her baby has been killed? So what happened to Caylee? Nobody cares? She did it and she disgust me, to look at her makes me sick. She is so happy to not be convicted and so she goes on and lives her life after she takes her own daughters life? So now she can get rich on movies, books and whatever, maybe she can get some more body art wonder if she will get Caylee's name on her. She escaped punishment while her daughter is dead. I can not stand to she her lying face.

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

      Mr. Baez Made sure the Jurors had a doubt about the way Caylee died..He played his cards right, The prosecution had some real good theories but overal you can't convict anyone in this country with fantasy evidence..It has to be done with REAL Evidence and the prosecution team did not deliver..She got AWAY with murder

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

      The smell of a dead body in her car wasn't evidence enough? Or what about not reporting her daughter missing for 31 days? That alone should have been child abuse.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Go Casey!

      wellllll!!!!! there was no evidence so...............

      July 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      NO evidencr???? what planet you live on????

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

      Earth, where are you media puppet?

      July 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggie

      You are so right Mary. This only lets people see that they can get away with murdering an unwanted child. And i think that her parents went along with the attorney and plotted all this up to put doubt in the jury minds. There is a lot not right here. Casey murdered her child and yes there was enough evidence there. Those 12 jury persons do not want to speak or be seen. I wonder why. I would not be surprised if the deaf toll of infants rise after all Casey got away with it.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • diligent

      I agree with you Maggie. Perhaps the juror's and the defense could have her over to baby sit their young children. R.I.P Caylee

      July 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • jlmacayd

      upon reveiw of all evidence, its apparent i believe the young caylee drowned in the gparents pool. mr gpa ex-law enforcement subjectly made the scene appear murder, to not be charged with neglegence. its obvious the whole family is disfunctional. my? is how they did not take my observation into account, i have no law degree! so it was a cover up. should be tried and ?ened under these pretenses, unfortunately its too late...no evidence, mama should get conspiracy to commit and guilty by association she knew of the cover up. gpa should get life for involunary manslaughter and messing with a scene to remove himself from neglegence making it look like anothers murder commited/ hammer down case closed

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

      I couldn't agree with you anymore!!!! I hope everyone will not buy her books, movies, or whatever else that she can or will make money on......... She does not have a conscous at all!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deanna

      YES!!! WHERE'S THAT NEW STREET JUSTICE SHOW NOW?? SHE BETTER MOVE OUT OF THIS COUNTRY, SHE'S PROVOKED ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO USE THE OL' COMMON SENSE JUSTICE HERE, THEM 12 OTHERS ARE USELESS...

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

      Only by those who do not respect the laws of this country.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Man who reasons

      Please don't generalize. Without defense lawyers, who would defend the innocent? In fact the prosecution lawyers can convict innocent people. Does make either of the lawyers "evil"? Of course not.

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

      Amen to that Elan!!!! I'm so disgusted.

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

      Tell me that if, one day, you are accused of a crime you didn't commit.

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

      I'm with you Elan.

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

      Do not blame the defense lawyer. The prosecutor lost this case before the defense even started in. Its easy to say all the evidence points to her but you need to prove that beyond a reasonable doubt. With the way the evidence was presented it never ruled out the possibility someone else possibly committed the crime. You only have to have some doubt and you have to find her not guilty. When the prosecutor presents the case using the words likely, possibly and maybe it leaves doubt. They could have held off on charges until they had a more solid case or until they could find a prosecutor to present it a bit better.

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

      it's not beyond "possible doubt". When murderers murder in private (as most do) there is ALWAYS the "possibility" someone else was involved. There is alot of confusion about the concept of reasonable doubt. I believe it is the reason why a most-likely-beyond- a reasonable-doubt guilty person just went free, and a child's senseless murder will know no justice.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jane

      Yeah, but I'm guessing you wouldn't think so if you had been falsely accused of a crime. That's the system... live with it.

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

      she's guilty and we all know that

      July 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      im absulutly discussed by tht women!

      July 5, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • samot

      EXACTLY !!!! I'm tired of people being tried by the media and hung without any eveidence. This case was all about media manipulation of fantasy news

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

      Ohh it was a fantasy that a child was murdered?! "Not guilty" does not mean innocent.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah Michele

      Totally agree – the verdict does not mean she is innocent.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not guilty

      Actually, Sarah. It does. Innocent until proven guilty. No proof of guilt = innocent.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph

      The jurors had plans, one had to fly to England, other a cruise, they wanted to leave fast, they did not look or asked for any evidence to be explained , they are with Cindy that she needs to be prosecuted for perjury, guilty of letting a killer walk free to make money, another baby that she can kill ,knowing it can be done.
      Can anybody sue the Casey? Only to make sure she dosent make money, please call the media and demand Casey dosent make deals to make money .

      July 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • abcde

      This is rediculous!! She's guilty if i've ever seen guilty! As said on prior postings, there just wasn't enough evidence for the jury to decide guilty. I have 2 children and i definitely wouldn't be out partying and picking up men if i didn't know where my children were. They aren't out of my sight for 31 minutes, much less 31 days! This girl is obviously a professional liar and it worked for her for now, but karma will catch her!

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

      Amen!! Notice how Biaz could not bring himself to say drowned when referring to the death of Caylee – he paused and said death instead of drowning. If he was convinced Casey was telling the truth, then he would have said "drowning" not "death".

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

      This is how "ridiculous" is spelled – just noting the irony – hopefully she will end up back in jail for something else – just like OJ

      July 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colin

      Im sure that you thought OJ was incocent too huh?

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

      you honestly believe she was proven not guilty?????? the legal system has once again failed...it's sad and you're a moron!

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

      No. Not proven not guilty, just not proven guilty. Remember that defendants are presumed innocent. They don't need to prove innocence.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cati

      No Debbie, you're the uninformed one. In our justice system, one is presumed innocent until PROVEN GUILTY beyond a reasonable doubt. Don't go calling people morons when you don't understand the basics.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      She wasn't 'proven' anything. She was 'judged' to be 'not guilty' based on the jury's consideration of 'reasonable doubt' and 'lack of evidence'.

      Being judged 'not guilty' also does not mean she is 'innocent', or even that the jury believes she is 'innocent'.

      If I had been on that jury it would have made me sick to vote 'not guilty', but in all good conscience, that is what I would have had to do.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • auntjanie

      hey i know who did it. ALIENS.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am physic. I had a vision.And I telepathically contacted the jurors.
      So they felt justified and went home.The aliens told me to tell Ms. Sims to get another suit and a new
      beautician.

      July 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ThoughtProcess

      You don't know she's not guilty. Jury's get it wrong all the time. That's why there's appeals.

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

      Think again ThoughtProcess. Someone only appeals when they're found guilty.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stefani

      The prosecution couldn't prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Doesn't mean she didn't do it. Doesn't mean she's innocent of murdering her daughter. What it means is that she won't spend any more time in prison for murdering her little girl because the jury couldn't convict her if there was reasonable doubt.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • silkphoenix

      Common sense say otherwise.

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

      I agree ...she was proven not gulity due tolack of evidence & proof from the prosecution !

      July 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • NANCY

      YES, THAT IS HOW IT WORKS, INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUITLY,, MISSS NANCY GRACE,,HAS OF COURSE MADE EVERYONE LOOK GUILTL, SO WHY DO PEOPLE WATCH HER?? I DOT,,SEEN HER ONCE,,BUT I REFUSE TO WATCH,,EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY DERSERVES A FAIR TRIAL.

      July 6, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • george

      TV show

      July 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • LoneStar1836

      Bingo.

      george
      "TV show

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

      God will judge this woman one day, oh how our justice system fails us.

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

      Unbelievable. Justice is blind!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moth1

      OMG! I am stunned – It is really scary to think that anyone can do anything they feel like and get away with it. – On a side note: were this jury in a hurry to get on with their vacation plans? Well, it's OK, it only let a killer lose! who cares, right?

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

      best comment yet.

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

      and a big fat book deal!!!!!

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

      "Casey Minus One"?

      July 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • MEHATEYOU

      What does it say when someone is dumb enough to say a woman viciously murderd her baby when she was just found not guilty. NOT GUILTY and with double jeopardy she cannot be tried ever again. Let the child RIP and leave her mother alone and go get "your own life"

      July 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • CarmenSo

      You must of not been born during the OJ Simpson trial

      July 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • free of suggestion

      "have".

      July 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • JUST-US

      Or the Rodney King Trial how the cops got off, or the Oscar Grant trial when the suspect (another officer of the law) recently got off serving barely 2 years of his sentence for shooting an unarmed young Black man in the back. The system does not work at all. Too many loop holes to ever truly be taken seriously in this country.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leolawgirl1

      You can always go live in Singapore, China, or Russia if you think our justice system has too many "loopholes".

      July 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      I was actually conceived in the OJ trial

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

      i think it says that the legal system used to try and convict is extremely flawed.

      OJ did it, everyone knows he did it, He's even hinted that he did it. But the jury saying not guilty must mean he didn't do it huh?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugo

      No, that is not what "not guilty" means. It simply means the prosecutor didn't prove his case to the satisfaction of the jury.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • The southern voice

      The case was garbage...simple as that and that is why the jury acquitted her.The OJ case was garbage....a man killed two adults hand to hand and emerged without a single bruise or scratch on him?The woman had skin and blood under all 10 of her fingernails...the man was a karate instructor and had bruised knuckles from defending himself...they estimated him was on his feet fighting back for 5-7 mins for christsakes!Yet Simpson didn't have a mark on him....it was total garbage.The media hyped both trials to boost viewership.OJ made CNN

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

      You need to go back and look at the OJ trial....OJ had a deep cut on his left ring finger which he said he cut on a glass in his hotel room...and suprising enough there was a cut on the glove in the same place....OJ was guilty but crappy prosecution and a racist cop freed him with 8 african americans on the jury....I think this case was a result of an accident.....drowning or an accidental overdose....but once again crappy prosecution....they overcharged her....they went for blood....this wan not murder1....they should have went with manslaughter and i feel they could have convicted.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allen

      OJ had severe cuts on his fingers . . . LIED, as he did throughout, and CLAIMED he broke a glass that caused them. He and Caseyopath should get married and see who kills who first.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • mgf

      Ah, but that's the rub. Finding him (or her) Not Guilty does NOT mean they found him (or her) Innocent – they found that they didn't have enough evidence (allowed by the court) to find him guilty. Having been on a jury I can say it is frustrating that many things discussed even in open court wind up being ruled inadmissible, and evidence you hear about during the trial gets thrown out and you can't see it or consider it in your deliberations. Poor prosecution is the most frustrating part of the justice system as far as I'm concerned.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • sally2

      The prosecution proved their case. Murder? Maybe not, but child neglect definitely guilty, involuntary manslaughter, the other charges she was definitely guilty of. The policeman who only looked for 10 minutes and then scolded the man who reported the bag didn't do his job and the jury did not listen to the facts. She was at least guilty of 6 of the 7 counts.

      July 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alana

      @You no it does not mean that he didn't do it. What the verdict meant for OJ was that they couldn't prove it. As far as Casey Anthony case the prosecution did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she premeditated murder. Fact: they could prove she was in the trunk, put her fingerprints on the duct tape, no full autopsy, couldnt prove she used chloroform or who looked it up and on and on and on. Blame the prosecutor for not doing his job and putting unnecessary witnesses to help the defense on the stand.

      July 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • kdf

      how can you agree with not guilty when there are PILES of evidence against her! She may not be able to be charge with the same counts, but you can charge on different counts.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • JG

      Oh yeah? What else do you think she should be charged with? She's already been acquited of child abuse and murder. What would you charge her with – illegal parking as she dumped the body? Dummy.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      I don't think you can claim to have proof that she parked illegally

      July 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • MustangAli

      Wrongful Death is on the table... She admitted to having a hand in the "cover-up" of Caylee's death, would it be a far stretch to convict her of that?

      July 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • MustangAli

      She should be charged with wrongful death. She admitted to having a hand in a cover-up. That or child neglect. How does a child go missing for 30+ days and a mother not go crazy with worry? How about both.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      What was the evidence that proved beyond a reasonable doubt that she killed her daughter?

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

      And what evidence was that?

      Yes, she's a bad person to go clubbing during the "missing" time.
      Yes, she's a pathological liar.
      Yes, something doesn't "feel" right.

      However, NONE of that is evidence of HER murdering ANYONE.

      It's sad that this little girl's death will go down as unknown, but that doesn't give anyone the right to judge as guilty based on their emotional response to another person's personality alone. The only thing being proved throughout that trial was that Casey was a bad person. That she lied. That there was a bad smell. Nothing about evidence of who killed her or even how she died.

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

      Exactly. There was enough evidence to make me think she has loose morals, very poor judgment and that she lies a lot. She may have killed her child. But there was nowhere near enough evidence to convict her when the standard is "beyond a reasonable doubt". Bottom line: there was a lot of reasonable doubt in this case. Being a bad person, a tramp or a liar doesn't mean you're guilty of murder.

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

      Oh but Claire, wouldn't the stench of decomposing human flesh in your car trunk be a pretty strong clue???

      July 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • gdner

      Oh yeah and who dumped the stinky car and left it? oh let me guess someone else was driving her car! Whatever now she will make millions of dollars off the media and crap. While other loving mothers work hard jobs to support our children cause we love ours! This whole thing makes me sick! and the nursing student juror should not be alowed a licence to practice nursing she is an idiot! I wouldnt trust her with my dog! Stupid just Stupid our country is falling apart right before our eyes!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MEL92

      THe only evidence would be: I GUESS? that if this was in fact an accident< the baby died while she was under her care! So she wont be responsible for this called: accident either?

      July 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      there was no direct evidence casy killed her daughter. the jurors were right in their verdict, the prosecution failed. no amount of nancy grace and her parade of toxic harpies, with supposition, innuendo and emotional sensationalism will change that fact. the death of the child is a tragedy.
      aside:the judge was fantastic.

      July 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • 13thJurer

      Thanks Jim. No one is giving any thought to the facts that the Defense showed that Casey began to lie and lie in 2006. Well, Caylee was born in 2006 and she broke up with her finance, so we have to ask if her lying was the result of ••••• postpartum depression and disconnect••••

      As we see in the Andrea Yates case, postpartum issues can be severe and almost permanent if left untreated.

      People with schizophrenia usually create other personalities for themselves. In this case, is it possible that Casey created her "invisible friends" as a similar mental disconnect??? No one really did any investigation in to her mental health regarding all these lies which she obviously believed we real for YEARS. This wasn't just something she invented in June of 2008 - these "people" lived and worked with her for years since Caylee was born!!

      We will never know the whole truth in this case, but we must remember Caylee in our hearts. I really wish we had more information about her life long before her death! So many say she is guilty, but the prosecution could not, and did not prove this. Where did the so-called chloroform in her car come from? There was no evidence that she bought or made any chloroform!! Chloroform smells sweet when first sniffed, but that smell goes away within hours of exposure to air! NO one like Casey would be allowed to purchase it, and no one she knows would have access either.

      My daughter is a Virologist with a PhD, and she told me that if there had been DNA on the duct tape, they would have found it, especially on the sticky side. And that DNA could remain on there for many years, despite the weathering conditions. And the same for fingerprints.

      I understand that the parent in us says this mother is responsible, but we cannot hold her on first degree murder without 6 eye witnesses and a video tape!! It's a shame that the prosecution hung this on such a difficult legal charge to prove, but I, too, would have had to find her "not guilty" based on the lack of evidence in this case.

      She will live with this the rest of her life - but she is mentally ill and needs immediate intervention!! These "invisible people" are certain evidence of her disconnection from reality!! I pray for all the Anthony family.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • sonia

      You don't have to be a Virologist with a PHD to realize that if there is a DNA on something then the experts can find it. Absence of DNA doesn't mean no crime. You guys needed an IQ test before serving.We all know that there was no DNA in this case, Casey had worked well on it by delaying the discovery of the remains with her lies . You guys needed an IQ test before serving.
      Where is the evidence that she had psychological issues? Aha, in this case you don't need an evidence, because you just wanted to justify her

      July 7, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • marcia

      you clearly do not know the legal system...she cannot be tried with any crime where the sequence of events arise aout of what she was just acquitted for...do i think she did it? absolutely? did the prosecution prove it? no...all those that are talking about a travesty of justice should be complaining that tax dollars went to the prosecution overreaching.. they have the burden of proof, they did not meet it,...no travesty of justice, travesty of media hungry, power hungry, people who did not take the time to properly build a case.

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

      Piles? Where? The piles that a body may or may not have been transported? That Casey likes to party? That a perfectly legal internet search was conducted? How did caylee die? Oh wait, there was no evidence. Learn how the legal system works before you open your mouth.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • No

      There are certainly flaws in the judicial system, as you have seen today. She killed her baby and lied enough to destroy reasonable doubt. Don't be so naive. Fool.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vlad

      "Lied enough to destroy reasonable doubt"

      Think about what you write, before you do.

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

      That mean you DID!?!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      "Not guilty" doesn't mean "didn't do it."

      July 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • msvee

      I agree Bill. I hope her conscious eat them all alive. She knew from the beginning where the girl's body was, but withheld information. This system is broken! although not guilty on 1st degree, it was expected to be charged with feloneous neglet at least. So now.....there will be more and more crimes against young children cause of the irresponsible parents.

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

      Neither does it mean she did. 12 impartial jurors heard the evidence from both sides and unanimously made this decision. Case closed. We can all speculate from here to eternity; the fact that she is apparently a pathological liar and a jerk of the highest proportions doesn't mean she is a murderer. I don't know that and neither do many of the posters on this blog who believe she is. Nancy Grace and others will just have to move on to the next sensation.

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

      Just because those 12 jurors decided that she was "not guilty" does not mean that she didn't murder her baby!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don

      I believe the saying is, "In this country, it does."

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

      But Not Guilty means she could get the chance to do it again. I hope she doesn't have anymore children in the future.

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

      That is so very true.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Marshall

      Bill:

      Yes, you are right; but I would qualify that with the phrase "based on the evidence that was before the jury." In reality,Casey Anthony MAY be guilty, that was not proved. That is all the verdict means.

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

      AMEN!

      July 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • court diva

      I agree, the Jury made the decision and we all have to live with it. We were not there and don't know what really happen, so don't say someone is guilty unless you know for sure they truly are.

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

      Well one who males u lies for 30 days while daughter dead n making false statements to the police she guilty she knows it n she better watch every step she takes in Rhos world there alot if angry people ouut there that watch this trial and everything from day one she killer her beautiful n innocent 2 tear old children she needs to rotten on hell

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

      Yeah and i wonder who paid those jurors off to find her not guilty/ And them they dont even have the guts to face the public! Cowards. Im disgusted absolutely disgusted! i'll go home and hug my babies like a real mother is supposed to do! Karma is coming i believe it !

      July 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caring Heart

      are saying the jurors really know what happened? I think not!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geni Whitney-Arrington

      She was proven Not Guilty....... As I've beleived all along!!!! Time to start looking at her father,who ran out of court when his daughter was found guilty, knowing that the eyes are going to be on him now. The true killer!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      lol, you're an idiot. Everyone knows what happened. Just because you dont have the wh0re on video doing it doesnt mean she didnt do it. Just because you dont see our soldiers killing civilians in iraq doesnt mean it doesnt happen now does it? Casey Anthony, you have been tried, weighed, and found GUILTY of the murder of your child. I hope vigilante justice catches up with her, would be nice to see another bound and gagged dead body show up in the florida swamps by the name of C. Anthony 😀 😀 😀

      July 7, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • withheld

      Amen!

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

      Okay, I have an idea. How about letting her come babysit for you? How would that be? She did it. She is guilty and she just walked.

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

      Thank you! I think all the jurors and the attorneys should have her babysit their children! Isn't it at least child abuse just to not mention your child is gone for 31 days?

      July 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Yea wouldnt let her babysit. This just goes to show you that there is NO justice anymore and special rules apply to special people

      July 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      To Really, Casey Marie Anthony can come babysit ANYTIME... it was a tragic accident.. the prosecution had NO evidence that she deliberatally killed her child. I would, of course, as a parent ensure safegaurds were in place around a pool. Even with safegaurds, children drown in pools all too often. Casey has free room and board here as long as she would need.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • nikki mahoney

      casey anthony is guilty!! come on people it . idoes not take a rocket scientist to put 2 and 2 together. if the jury felt they didnt prove it beyond a reasonable doubt then they should of at least been a hung jury! they shouldnt of shut the door forever.

      July 7, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • DoubleTap

      Party ON

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

      She will.

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

      She can't be tried again under the same charges, but she could be charged as an accomplice to murder or tried in a civil court (liek OJ was) for mental anguish on the family over the loss of Casey, who was in her care at the time.

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

      they can charge her with 2nd degree murder. Which they should.

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

      why bother

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

      Being found "Not Guilty" does not mean that she's innocent. She did it or knows who did it. Her hands are dirty and she needs to leave this world. Maybe you can show her the door and follow her through if you support her so much.

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

      Well said Mike!

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

      Yes, Mikey. Being no guilty does mean, in this country, she is innocent. The fact, that you said the opposite shows you don't belong here and you have your won guilt to deal with.

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

      Actually you are innocent until proven guilty. If you are found not guilty, then you have not been proven guilty, therefore you are innocent in the eyes of the law.

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

      Its not for you or anyone else to say whether she deserves to die. You did not put her here therefore you have NO right to determine whether she dies

      July 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • xDELOACHx

      double-jeopardy only applies if you have been CONVICTED. study the law more.

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

      Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same, or similar charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction. YOU should study the law more... 🙂

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

      You're the one who needs to study the law. Double jeopardy bars a retrial of one who has been found not guilty.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grageo

      Wrong – you're the one who needs to study. Double jeopardy bars a retrial after someone has been found not guilty. Duh.

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

      Double jeopardy means you were tried by a group of yoour peers and found innocent then you cannot be tried again for the same crime. How can double jeopardy work if you are convicted. What, they'll convict you again. DUH.

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

      Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same, or similar charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction. It is not just CONVICTED it is also ACQUITTAL. Look it up on wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_jeopardy

      July 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • amyfh29

      nope... you need to study the law. Double Jeopardy only applies to acquittal. If you've been convicted, as you said, there's no reason to be tried again! Ya think?

      July 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbra

      What are you talking about? You need to study the law more:

      Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same, or similar charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction.

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

      Double Jeopard applies when someone has been tried and found not guilty. You can not be tried twice for the same crime. If you were found guilty why would you be tried again?????

      July 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • dee

      You are dead wrong but confident in your ignorance. Double Jeopardy only means you can not be tried for the same crime twice. If you were convicted, no one would need to try you again (in most cases). She can not be tried again for murdering her daughter.

      Also, I would assume most of you did not watch the trial from start to finish and do not know the evidence that was actually presented. Every expert ho testified agreed that SOMETHING was decomposing in this girls car. After watching the trial (1st year law student as well) I am interested to know how the jury justified this woman not looking for her child, lying about that child's whereabouts and partying while claiming she was looking for that child. That evidence is certainly not proof, but coupled with the forensic evidence WTH did they think was decomposing in that trunk! This is not an OJ either. In that case (watched it as well) the prosecution clearly was not prepared and allowed themselves to be surprised by things they should of known. This is more comparable to Rodney King-trial moved outside the county where the offense happened, evidence overwhelming in audio and video form, etc, but 12 people saw something totally different than the majority of the observers.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deborah

      Not true:

      When Jeopardy Terminates

      Determining when jeopardy terminates is no less important than determining when it begins, but it is a little more complicated. Once jeopardy has terminated, the government cannot detain someone for additional court proceedings on the same matter without raising double jeopardy questions. If jeopardy does not terminate at the conclusion of one proceeding, jeopardy is said to be "continuing," and further criminal proceedings are permitted. Jeopardy can terminate in four instances:

      1) after acquittal (not guilty);

      2) after DISMISSAL;

      3) after a MISTRIAL; and

      4) on appeal after conviction.

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

      Double-Jeapordy falls under a NOT GUILTY verdict as well. Also, for all the people saying that there was plenty of evidence there to prove that she killed her daughter, you obviously have not been following this case closely enough. Evidence was just not there for a murder conviction. She went through her trial, verdict has been made, lets leave well enough alone.

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

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_jeopardy <- you should also google and see when YOU can sign up for a class yourself...

      Double jeopardy applies whether your found guilty or convicted. It prevents anybody from being tried more than once for a crime, and prevents the court from being used as a bludgeon to harass or bankrupt a defendent.

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

      Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same, or similar charges following a legitimate ACQUITTAL OR CONVICTION.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wrong

      You might want to study that more. It applies when a defendant if found NOT GUILTY, read the fifth amendment.

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

      Actually you might want to study the law more, she can't be tried for the murder again even if the new evidence did surface. As per the definition of the double jeopardy clause in the fifth amendment. Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same, or similar charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction

      July 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • meoniciftsa

      what.....really what law book do you read.....look up what double jeapordy means...

      July 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • I'm a lawyer

      you don't know what you're talking about. Double Jeopardy applies to being CHARGED, not convicted. She cannot be tried again for the death.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Savannah

      I'm afraid you're the one that's wrong. Double Jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same, or similar charges, following a legitimate acquittal or conviction...I guess maybe YOU should study the law more!!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug B. Thelaw

      There are three essential protections included in the double jeopardy principle, which are:
      Being tried for the same crime after an acquittal
      Retrial after a conviction, unless the conviction has been reversed, vacated or otherwise nullified
      Being punished multiple times for the same offense

      Perhaps it is YOU who should brush up on your understanding of the law.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Papa Rich

      Wrong....

      July 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Redneck

      I do believe it is you who should study the law a little more. Double Jeopardy prevents you from being tried for the same offense more than once regardless of whether you have been convicted.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Free Speech

      You're wrong! Double Jeopardy is trying a person for the same crime twice. And that is against the law, so if a person is found innocent of the charges, they cannot be tried again on those charges! Only if there had been a mistrial or a hung jury could Casey be tried again on these charges. Casey was acquitted so she cannot be tried again! This jury just made the biggest mistake of their collective lives!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • jazz

      actually thats only one part of the law, the other two parts states that if you are aquitted of a charge you can't be prosecuted again for the SAME charge and if you are convicted you can't receive multiple punishments for the SAME offense!!! you should study law some more as well 🙂

      July 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jef

      maybe you should

      July 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Riqi

      Actually, the Fifth Amendment says you cannot be tried again if you are acquitted also. So she could admit the murder on TV and she could not be tried for murder again...

      "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

      July 5, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • me1979

      LOL.....no...you realize how dumb you sound....if someone convicted somebody for a particular crime....why would they need to be tried again you idiot. LOL

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

      Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same, or similar charges following a LEGITIMATE ACQUITTAL or conviction.

      July 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • loviatar9

      I don't believe you're right. " nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; " is the wording of the 5th amendment.

      July 6, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • E

      You're a moron! You would be perfect for the Jury!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xint

      Im not sure you know what Double Jepordy is. She can be tried again with new evidence for the same case. If however she was conviced of the crime but Caylee was still alive and she got out of prison and killed her since she already did the prison time for the supposed crime she wouldn't be tried and convicted again.

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

      Wrong. Double jeopardy is protection against being tried again on the same or similar charges after acquittal or conviction.

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

      Try again...'[T]he Double Jeopardy Clause protects against three distinct abuses: [1] a second prosecution for the same offense after acquittal;..." Nowhere is there mention of additional evidence. She's been tried, she was acquitted. End of story. Sad, but end of story...

      July 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • not surprised

      If you are going to correct other people, make sure that you get your facts straight. An acquittal DOES FORBIDS further prosecution under the same charge due to double jeopardy. Even if new and irrefutable evidence is found after.

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

      Double jeopardy is a procedural defense that forbids a defendant from being tried again on the same, or similar charges following a legitimate acquittal or conviction. At common law a defendant may plead autrefois acquit or autrefois convict (a peremptory plea), meaning the defendant has been acquitted or convicted of the same offense.[1]

      July 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • deanernathan

      negative. even if new evidence is introduced she can never be tried again for murder. she could call a press conference and confess to killing kaylee and the court or police could do absolutlly nothing to her. that is what double jepardy means

      July 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barb

      A 2 year old child is dead. Whether or not Casey did it, justice HAS NOT been served. The life of a child is precious and someone ended poor Caylee's. Casey should be concerned with finding justice for her daughter if she indeed did not do it! She will not be able to "move on" if her daughter's killer runs free. There will be justice for Caylee in this life or the next.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Innocent until PROVEN guilty

      That's where the media failed you because that trial wasn't a trial for Caylee. That trial was about whether Casey was guilty of murder. The prosecution failed to prove it. The jury did the job they were called to do with the evidence they were provided.

      July 6, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • tensor

      Let this be a lesson to the pseudo news harpies, like Nancy Grace, who create an ugly media circus for ratings, whipping up the low mentality of faceless crowds. She and others like her do no justice to justice. It's past time for news organizations to take all their yellow journalism show off the air. The public suffers and the profession suffers. No surprise that most of these show hosts are not journalists but ambulance chasing pettifogs. Clearly, over and over, we see that juries don't like it, either.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Extracheese

      If the jury could have watched Nancy Grace, I'd agree with you. As it is, it's her opinion.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • deka21

      amen

      July 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Briana Walker

      As I've been saying, Nancy Grace earned her "bowl of rice" on the back of that baby and woman for 1-2 years. Off with her head! Or her show!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      You hit the nail right on the head.
      These angry posters have been feeding off Graces say anything to get high ratings yellow journalism.
      The Jury looked at evidence from both sides finding the states to be thin which it was.
      Those that are PO about verdict need to beat up the prosecutes for not doing their job.

      Bottom line,
      Do I feel she did it? Yes
      Does the States evidence prove it without reasonable doubt? No
      The jury did their job right!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      I could not agree with you more!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      yes, she gets away with this hate mongoring behavior all the time. How many times can someone SHE accuses get a fair trial. I know of one person she had convicted before he was actually charged a few years ago. She's a vampire.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      The population is experiencing the Nancy Grace/Stockholm syndrome. Brain washed for the past several years, people cannot comprehend that OUR peers said NOT Guilty. They have been brain washed by Nancy Grace (and others) to see Casey as ONLY Guilty.

      July 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • What?

      Let me guess...now she is going to "look" for the real killer like OJ did right? Just like OJ searched every golf course he could for the wife HE killed, Casey will be searching for her little daughters killer in every frat house, bar, and happy hour.
      Americans should be furious at this ruling. Our legal system is in no better shape than our financial system and to just sit back and say, "Oh well, that's how the justice system works" is stupid.
      How long did the jury deliberate in total??? 8 hours...if that, for a capital murder case that was nowhere near being cut and dry. They were able to discuss and come to a decision on 7 counts in less than a day??? They must have really understood the law VERY well. Does this not scare anyone else.
      I was a juror on a car accident case with minor injuries and we deliberated longer.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJAMES

      Kill your kid get away with it and become a millionaire now that is the American way... The land of opportunity and she was the only one with that opportunity to Kill Caylee........... A Millionaire for killing her child... Wow

      July 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • mg

      Hey, I'm with it. My exact thoughts. Thank you.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • D Young

      I am sickened by the verdict reached by these 12 ignorant people. I had very little faith in our legal system to begin with and with today's annoucement, I have even less. I have two little boys and when I think of one of them being missing for even 30 minutes, let alone 30 days, it makes me shiver. How could a mother possibly let a child be gone for 31 days and never report it to anyone? There is only one reason for this to happen and that is that the mother has done something evil to that child and wants no one to know about it. Casey Anthony is a horrible person with no regard for anyone and with no conscience. Her life might as well be over. She will never be able to go anywhere in this country and not be known for what she has done. She will never be able to get a job; no employer that I know would hire a pathological liar. Her relationship with her family has been forever tarnished given the allegations she made against all of them. There was no justice served today. Those jurors decided that it was fine to let a murderer walk among us. What a sad day for everyone. And finally, yes, our judicial system sucks....just like our economy!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • cnnguest1984

      you should be angry with the state for failure to put casey away. they didnt prove without a doubt that casey did it. its not what you know it is what you can prove. you cant put someone away in jail because you think they did it, you need to prove it. you should never be allowed to be on a jury good sir. for better or worse the system worked today. i think she did it but guess what thinking it and proving it are two different things.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • bigc5540

      Even if you think the system has failed, you need to remember that it still is the best system in the world. And that we the people get to decide on the system that we live by.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raven

      Dont't feel so sick sweet D Young. Those twelve individuals are just like you and me. Thank goodness they utilized their common sense! Rather than feeling sick, stop listening to Nancy Grace, turn off the television, go plant a tree, cut your neighbor's grass, or volunteer in your community.

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

      People educate yourself, how can you possibly conclude one being guily by watching our wonderful media that only lets us see and hear what they want us to see and hear. This is a tragady for a 2 year and everyone involved. do i belive Casey is inocent i cant answer that i havent seen all the evidence against her nor have all of you to judge.

      What kind of people are you to agree to capital muder!!!when do two wrongs make a right?
      How many people have gone to jail and are inocent, how many people have been killed for crimes they have not done?

      I hope everyone including Casey can get her life back. Caylee would want that.

      July 5, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maddie

      Wait and see if Casey looks for her "daughter's" killer. And, if she has a memoriam for Cayley! Her day WILL come....
      Rest in Peace, little Caylee!

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

      I live in Montana. Any verdict that takes over three hours is considered LONG. Are we all getting it WRONG? Here, if the jury takes more than a day, we know something is "messed up". Perhaps the jury you sat on had a problem with understanding the juror forms? Or the law and how it applied? The JURY was there for the entire event, less evidentiary hearings, etc. Don't argue with what you don't KNOW or UNDERSTAND.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • IM

      It was clear to me yesterday not really following the case but from what I was gathering over the weeks ; cause I had my own problem; but yesterday I listened to CNN going over the whole scenerio and it occurred to me that her personal videos with the mom and her playing with the child shows she loved her daughter and her parents also; so if she wanted to have time for herself she would of done it years ago when the child was in her belly, or when she was smaller. so the next thing I thought was it had to be the child drowned, and probably their guilt of not watching her for a second or two, tried to covered it up, and one lie led to the nextand. Her partying was another issue not everyone handles probles alike; maybe she felt her parents were to over and that was her way of opposition. Who knows. Only God But I did flet that she was lying to the law officials and that was the only thing I saw its now what we want but what was shown as evidence.

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

      FFS – You must have been on the jury IM.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandi

      Seriously, shame on you.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Natalie

      I hope you aren't stupid enough to think that just because a jury finds a person "Not Guilty" that means they are innocent. Not having enough evidence does not equal innocence.

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

      @Natalie I agree with you, just because the 12 jurors found her not guilty doesn't mean that it is absolute. The only absolute thing we have is the truth, and unfortunately none of us know it, but God does and that 's all that matters

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

      You hit the right note, Natalie, not guilty does not equal I did not do it.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roxy

      OH HOW TRUE! BETTER WORDS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN!

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

      Being a suspect does not equal guilt. She was found not guilty by a jury of her peers. It is done.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • April

      Get her own life?!?!? What about Caylee? Does she get her own life too? Does Cayle get to grow up, go to school, get married...any of that? Oh wait...she's dead. That's right...but her egg incubator doesn't know anything about that does she? Oops...my bad. It was the Butler in the Library with the Candlestick right? Damned Butler!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • 13thJurer

      If Casey had said "I am going to Peru for 5 years" - her parents would have gladly taken care of Caylee! Casey had built-in sitters if she needed them. Where is her motivation?? It's ALL SUPPOSITION!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • paula hundley

      You have the same intellect as the Jurors. You are not seeing the evidence of probably what happened: Casey liked to party, she was at odds with parents so no babysitter, gave cloroform, overdosed her, but did not know it and so put tape on her mouth, just in case she wakes up in trunk while partying. Casey finds kiddo dead, panics, leaves in trunk until she can figure out a way to lie her way out of it, like usual, so goes the rest. She's a sociopath through and through. She'll get hers one day. No body gets away free , they just think they will. We all pay one day.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angie B

      Very good theory and I could very easily agree with you. Casey is not a good mother and probably mentally ill. However, as the 13thJuror stated, in America we require evidence to convict a person of committing a crime. The jury in this case did exactly as they were instructed. They weighed the evidence presented in the courtroom. They applied the law to the evidence. That's the way we do things in America. If you were sitting at the defense table as the accused, you would want the same consideration.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • FireNancyGrace

      Right, except that in 'applying the law to the evidence' the Jury carries moral responsibility. The death of Caylee Anthony, by accident or by murder, is a fact, and the evidence points to responsibility within the family. As a juror, you might not be able to fit the evidence to any of the 3 counts of murder brought up by the State, which is a mistake on the part of the prosecution.

      But in 'applying the law', it's not just 'text' that matters. You also need to consider purposes and consequences. Maybe the evidence is not out there to send her to jail for 20 years, when accidental death would only be 10 or so, which would be an unfortunate consequence.

      But the consequence of this verdict is that now people across the State of Florida think it's ok to neglect the safety of your child in your own house, and that it's ok to go out and party while her body rots in the trash for 31 days.

      July 6, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Mendrys

      Really? Is that all it takes to lose your moral compass? I think that the people who would neglect their child would do so regardless of the verdict.

      July 6, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • FireNancyGrace

      Nevertheless, that is the message, intended or not, that came out of the Jury today, and that is why a lot of people are frustrated by it.

      July 6, 2011 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • 13thJurer

      WOW - you believe in fantasy! None of what you said has been PROVEN!! It's all WHAT-IF, MAYBE.

      HOW do YOU KNOW all that you have said?? HOW? YOU DO NOT KNOW!! YOU JUST SUSPECT.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike smith

      I'm just wondering if the verdict would've been different had Caylee's father and family been present in the courtroom.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nutsy

      Do you pole dance too?

      July 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      There's a reply button under each post. That'll help you apply your capslock of outrage to the right person.

      July 5, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • FireNancyGrace

      It didnt work for me let's see if it works now.

      July 6, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • sonia

      Her mom wouldn't let her walk away from her responsibilities as a mother, she wanted her to be around Caylee and do the role of a mother even though she as a grandmother would take care of Caylee perfectly and she did. The day before Caylee died, when they came back from visiting Cindy's father in the nursing home, Cindy and Caylee had a serious argument, Cindy was very angry at casey for steeling again and steeling from the great grandfather's retirement. The next day Casey disappeared with Caylee. This could be one motivation. And many times people do things not just because of one reason, their may be set of reasons. In this case it could be as I said, punishing Cindy, and being free of responsibilities and burdens. The jury was unjust today, I think they danced under the music of the Devil. This woman is guilty of at least neglecting her child and treating her as a trash after her death tossing( or agreeing to toss) her in the woods. I am so sorry that the justice for Caylee was in this jury's hands. I hope the little girl can R.I.P after this.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • NUNYA

      I think that this whole trial was a joke. It is not necessarily about race but people make it that way. If it were a black woman on trial they would have made a mockery just like the OJ trial. I think Casey Anthony just got away with murder and she is GUILTY!!!!!! But, I think God has a better plan for her because he sure doesn't like UGLY and he isn't too fond of CUTE. We never leave this earth without paying for our transgressions. She will meet her maker and will have to answer to him as to why she did what she did.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • laresa

      I agree with that. I am a republican and I have a hard time with some of the verdicts that are handed down to black americans. Justice should be blind but often it is not.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • twalsh4440

      Blacks commit most of all violent crimes

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

      NOT SO!

      I AM WHITE, BLUE EYES, NOT AFRICAN AMERICAN AND MY RESPONSE TO YOUR REMARK ABOUT HOW BLACKS COMMIT THE MOST VIOLENT CRIMES IS YOU ARE VERY INACURRATE! LISTEN WITH AN OPEN MIND AND YOU SEE THAT THE MEXICANS COMMIST MOST CRIMES AND THAT THE US PRISONS HOLD MORE MEXICANS THAN ANY OTHER RACE BUT THEIR ARE MORE WHITES COMMITTING THE MOST VICIOUS CRIMES!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bmac4

      umm to twalsh4440 your comment was random to bad no african american was involved with this un-humane , senseless crime so where is your point exactly. If you want the technicalities I can give you those. Because you clearly need to be educated and if your wondering im not african american but it really bothers me how people in this world can be so blind... God help us all and instead of writing racist or comments directed toward any outside of THIS CASE pray for the little girl who lost her life helplessly this is so sad and i see why the "national anthem " was not a song sung at a graduation I attended this year , were not United and how dare any of you raise your hand and head to sing that song but look differently at your neighbor so everyone can SHUT UP and wait to die . in my eyes ANYONE WHO KNOWS THERE KID HAS BEEN MISSING AND DONT CARE THEIR ALREADY GUILTY IN MY EYES .

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

      What??? Did you really just say that? Why is race even being mentioned.....a child has died!! And what the hell are you talking about when you say God doesn't like ugly?? Really....

      July 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennie White

      Nunya, Amen to your comments!!! Thank you

      July 11, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      to bad Cayley can't get on with her life.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • dj

      I agree Pat...My heart breaks for that little girl!

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

      Not guilty does not mean innocent. It means the prosecution didn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she did it. "Reasonable" being a subjective term and up for interpretation.

      I personally want to know how that child died if it wasn't the mother...the mother who didn't report her missing for a month, the mother who was out clubbing, dancing and drinking while her daughter was dead, the mother who was the ONLY HUMAN BEING on the planet who knew her daughter was dead and could have been the ONLY HUMAN BEING in the world who moved the body.

      She killed her, or witnessed her die and failed to report it. Either way she's a monster. A not-guilty judgement doesn't change that.

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

      I did not follow this case. On Sunday, I watched a few moments of the summations. Today, I'm astounded that a verdict was delivered so quickly. It's mind boggling. How can you intelligently discuss and debate all of the information? Why were some of the jurors smiling when the defense attorneys were speaking against the media? It seems like they had just delivered a guilty verdict to the "bad" media and they were pleased with themselves. Something is not right here. A little life has been taken. I can't help but wonder if justice has been done!!!!!!!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • I agree

      I agree with your comments. The presecution did not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury based their decision on the evidence that was presented to them. I feel Casey is guilty, why did she not report her daughter missing or abducted immediately. Why did she not report the drowning accident? Why all the lies, why why why??? Sadly an innocent young life ended, Caylee Marie Anthony.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roseea

      Reasonable doubt doesn't mean she is innocent, it means that they were not 100% sure of her guilt. 99% sure isn't 100% sure.

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

      No, that's a misconception. A jury does NOT have tobe 100% sure - just REASONABLY sure.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Everybody was waiting on Justice for Caylee and the US justice system has let a 2 year old down who could not defend herself against her own mother and how many more mothers that likes to party will do the same and how many more children will we find in trash bags with tape on them. When will the madness stop!!!! AND THE LORD SAYS"WHOSOEVER SHALL HARM A CHILD, SHOULD TIE A MILLSTONE AROUND THEIR NECK AND CAST THEM INTO THE DEEPEST SEA.JUDGEMENT IS MINE SO SAITH THE LORD

      July 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • jc

      where was the evidence?

      July 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • CooperDog

      Where was her child for 31 days?

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

      THAT IS EXCATLY WHAT IM SAYING!!!!!!!!31 DAYS!!!!!

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

      Exactly...how is not reporting your toddler missing (for 31 days) not child negligence, endangerment, or abuse?????

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

      I don't understand why she didn't get nailed on child abuse at the least (well, technically, she was negligent). I wouldn't want to live in her shoes, even though she can now go "free."

      July 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat E.

      Touche!!!

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

      Thought it definately came down to child abuse. No justice for Caylee. Just a start of the beautiful life.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • januaRee

      REPLY TO TAJASI....HELLO, ARE YOU FROM THE USA, CAUSE IF YOU ARE YOU WOULD KNOW THE
      ANSWER.

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

      If she truly is "guilty" I hope that her concious gets to her....she shall reap what she has sown...brings to mind that old saying God takes care of babies and fools....

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

      Well, she like
      Y doesn't have a conscience hence the partying and shopping while her 2 year old was missing! Antisocial women are the worst of the worst!

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

      As we have already seen, Casey Anthony has no conscience!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • akdl

      Guess this jury doesn't care!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      Were you not paying attention? There was TONS of evidence!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ozzie

      Sorry Angela, no HARD evidence.

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

      Tons of evidence that proved the child was dead. There was zero evidence that proved how the child died and even more important who actually killed her. I don't particularly like Casey however the prosecutor failed Caylee.

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

      Now there is evidence that the educational system has failed us.A innocent child has been murdered by it`s mother and she , her self prevented justicefor her daugther.she is guilty beyond normal reason.How stupid are these people who said the judicial system work in this case.She will pay in the court of the general population for I believe she has made herself a target.

      July 10, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Me

      I think someone should give the jury a drug test. They are clearly on narcotics.

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

      The jury gave Casey back her "Beautiful Life" Lets just pray she doesn't have anymore kids! I am totally disappointed over her walking free! I believe in Karma.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve harnack

      Thankfully evidence in a court of law is more exacting than just opinion after 2+ years of 24/7 trial by media. 12 people heard ALL of the evidence, the REAL evidence, and did their duty. Anyone else's OPINION doesn't mean squat.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tammy M

      I completly agree with you. I bet most of these people didn't hear all of the evidence in this case. You must have proof to convict a person of murder.

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

      Depends...how many bullets will be used....

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

      In her lies, remember? From the very 1st day? Remember? I remember, I heard the 911 call, and I remember each day the updates and everyone looking for Caylee...except for Casey, she was busy.....partying! Remember now?

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

      In the trunk. And the fact that most of her defense was based around the fact that she claimed she helped her father hide the body after the little girl drowned in the pool... and that was the best defense that they could muster to cover up the true fact that there was an actual murder. So since her entire defense was based on an accidental drowning, and subsequent cover-up, she indeed admitted to having a hand in this childs death– and she STILL got away with it. Not guilty on manslughter, or murder. You can go into a court room in this country, admit to playing a role in your childs death.. and walk away, free. Comforting.

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

      Very good point

      July 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • glenn

      Hey JC!! If you missed the evidence, then you are as bright as the 12 jurors that missed it too. It was there, just some people aren't bright enough to see it!!!

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

      Where was the chloroform??????

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

      SHE USED IT!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • nila

      All over the baby's mouth and nose!

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

      I agree, although we all want justice for Caylee, they did not prove that Casey did anything but lie, and lie she did, but you cant convict someone without evidence.

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

      no evidence...who took the blanket from caylee bedroom? roy kronk? who put cloroform all over caylee doll? the detective? who had the car with the bad smell?her boyfriend? i don't think so...the state of florida don't know how to vote and now
      they have let a darling little girl die...without justice just because the mother lied..makes me sick to my stomach..and i wondered what the mothers in the jury would like it if it had been their child or granddaughter and the murderer was sit
      free. just because she lied what a stupid bunch of 12 people .......and the media didn't hurt..that is their job..at least they told the truth.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • scorcher

      o evidence anywere

      July 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Someone Actually Intelligent

      where is your brain, lost apparently.

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

      Seriously!!!??? You are an idiiot!!! If you have been following this case you would know!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • januaRee

      RPLY TO JC: THE EVIDENCE IS THE DEAD CHILD, WHAT MORE FREAKIN EVIDENCE DO THE JURORS NEED.

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

      The defence said she drowned in the Pool and George disposed of her body !!!!... SO... this greif stricken girl then went out to the bars, shopping, got a tatoo, stole some checks to do some more of this... so now what???? No charges for not reporting the death... abusing a corpse.... who is going to take responsibility for that defence... THIS IS THEIR STATEMENT Caylee drowned in the family pool as the result of what Baez called "an accident that snowballed out of control." He said it was an accident to which Casey's father, George Anthony, was privy. Baez said George Anthony tried to cover up the drowning at Casey's expense.

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

      YOU MUST OF NOT WATCHED THE TRAIL.

      July 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • romy

      On the little girl body.

      July 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Murder?

      Viciously murdered? I believe she was found not guilty by a jury 😉

      July 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Davis

      All of this is insane. That woman murdered her child and apparently she will have to do it on video next time she has a child to be found guilty.

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

      She was found not guilty like OJ, and she's just as guilty as he was and is. But someone like her will screw up again, for sure.

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

      Its all about Karma. OJ walked away, and now look where he is. Just wait some years, and she will get what's coming to her.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      You miss the point idiot. Not guilty and innocent DO NOT equate. The child was murdered, plain and simple.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • i hate fl

      oh and u smile about it. that sick psycho deserver to be beaten and torchered

      July 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • David1958

      Those jurors should think seriously of changing their names and moving far far away from Florida. What fools.

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

      You must be a woman.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • bsm1951

      Well, the jurors spoke, the prosecution DID NOT show beyond a doubt that "tot mom" killed her child, but one thing is for sure, Nancy Grace stuck her foot in her mouth convicting "tot mom" before the trial, just like she did the Duke lacrosse team. I wonder when CNN is going to dump this "judge". I don't believe there is any doubt how Caylee died and who did it. If her body had been found within a month of her being killed, there would have likely been finger prints and dna on that duct tape and Casey would be facing the chair vs. freedom.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • LKB11

      So Caylee wasn't murdered now? It was what? Natural causes? Please.

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

      Yep, murdered. In cold blood. By Casey "party girl" Anthony.

      Regardless of what Baez, the jury or the legal "system" says – she did it, and I hope all that sucked up to the 'system" won;t be able to sleep tonight. You too, arrogant Cheney Mason.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Inunotaisho

      Remember when she told her friends that she was a "really good liar"? This time, she got away with the ultimate lie. And that little baby paid for it.

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

      you must be one of the jury members, dumbo!

      July 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • got evidence

      SHE JUST THREW OUT THE WRONG BAG OF GARBAGE.

      July 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • got evidence

      I THOUGHT CASEY LOOKED UP CHLOROFORM AND KNECK BREAKING.HER BOY FRIEND DID NOT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SEARCH OF NECK BREAKING.

      July 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chief

      She was tried by her peers, found not guilty of anything except providing false information (and did she even know she was doing that?) to authorities.

      The woman has her life back legally, but I doubt that any of you who decided her guilt or innocence on the basis of Nancy Grace's unrelenting pursuit of her for over a year, trying to convict her on television prior to a trial, will ever permit her to live.

      Christ said it best (of course) 'let he who is without sin cast the first stone'. No one is guiltless. But the prosecution did not in any way, prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that Ms. Anthony put her hands on her daughter and murdered her. Sorry.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZGirl

      Agreed.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Layla777

      I couldn't agree more with you chief! 🙂

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

      trial by speculation in the media for entertainment is far more disgusting than than any verdit by an actual jury.

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

      I totally agree with your comments. The prosecution did not fulfill its duty of providing enough evidence for a guilty verdict. There is a lot more to be considered than just scientific evidence and throwing on some behavioral psychologists. This whole family let this poor child down and no matter what really happened someone in that family has to live with that for the rest of their lives.

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

      Everyone in that damn dysfunctional family better feel responsible for what happened to that poor girl!!

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

      very true I agree chief, none are without sin, NONE!

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

      right. and cops never sniff cocaine. Was at the very least guilty of negligence and either manslaughter or accessory. Dead people don't just end up in your car.....and parents who aren't guilty don't wait 31 days to take action. grow up.

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

      Oh please the world will let her live, she will make a Lifetime movie and write a book. She will be richer then OJ when all is said and done.

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

      Not even! You and the rest of the world hates her. She's will always have this stigma. I don't care how many Lifetime movies she has. People will always see her as a child murderer. No amount of money can restore her image. Because she didn't get death, I'm sure there are people that want her dead based on the comments. Her life won't be the same, definitely not. She's probably had death threats and all.

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

      They proved to me beyond a reasonable doubt. She is guilty.

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

      who did, the prosecution or nancy grace?

      July 5, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • TeddyBallGam

      You must have been on the jury? Because you would fit right in. Moron.

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

      I agree with The Chief. This is the USA. We don't try and convict anyone based on TV personailites rantings. Period.

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

      I disagree with you. The evidence was presented to prove beyond a REASONABLE doubt. Sorry.

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

      CHIEF, YOU ARE SO RIGHT. TAKE CARE, HEAL, SMILE CASEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      ok then if she didnt do it. why was she laughing and not demanding to find out who actually did it. yea some parent i hope he rots in hell. heck i hope she dies in jail for the false info, or just kills herself. do us all a favor.

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

      REALLY!!!!! She NEVER reported her daughter missing!!! She never planned on reporting her daughter missing!! Her mother Cindy did!! Maybe not murder in the first but only 4 counts of lying to the authorities?????!!!! Come on!!!

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

      Most of our sins do not involve killing our child.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah Sidle

      This post was supposed to be up with the idiot who said..." He who cast the first stone." We might be sinners, but as I said, those don't usually involve killing our own child.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • SL

      Chief! SMH at you. So who you think killed Caylee? So this child's murder will go unsolved while that BIT#CH lives her life to the fullest and god knows what else. Accusing her dad of molesting her, getting her mom to lie for her! Come on. This is a very sad situation and unfortunate. Please Karma do your thing!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • jschool

      Nancy Grace is the one who should be convicted of a crime. She presented hours of false information and went as far as CUTTING OFF the mike of anyone who disagreed. Obviously, the prosecution was not able to prove their case and that is how our justice system works.

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

      Will Nancy Grace and the other HLN/CNN "news"people be held accountable for any riots then incite???

      July 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • BREAKING NEWS: CNN Blows!!

      Breaking the news is exactly what they’re doing. It’s no longer legitimate journalism, it’s reality TV CNN style.
      And Nancy Disgrace couldn’t be more abrasive if her clothes were made out of sandpaper (stupid be-atch!).

      July 5, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yes they do

      Don't forget that dick face Vinnie Poliquack, another former Prosecutor(?) having a mental meltdown because he can't wrap his pea brain around a not guilty verdict. Nice experts CNN.

      July 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      Everyone makes mistakes. Some of the biggest ones are the ones that we choose to turn our heads and look the other way. In the end JUSTICE will be served to whomever the guilty one is.

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

      So self-righteous chief. Now cast a few more stones at Nancy Grace!

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

      Well said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      What you said was dumb. By your burden of proof, you can't convict anyone, unless caught in the act on high definition video.

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

      Chief, you are so right. If you see my remark, you will note that I think that it is so wrong for any network to blatantly cast their judgment and "hang" someone before a jury of their peers has come to a verdict based on all of the evidence.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • eastcoast

      Only for unsophisticated idiots.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • lulu

      Nancy was WRONG AGAIN! Casey Anthony murder trial proves it! How would yall feel if later yall find that a molester actually did this to the child? Would ya feel bad that yall convicted a innocent person? To dealth? Stop listening to Nancy .. she's NOT always right, she's a bitter nasty person open your eyes.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ghostrider1174

      She deserved at least the 2nd degree murder charge. She knows what happened to her child and she was involved. Your Justice system stinks. People saying OJ are right. Another solid fact that Justice is blind. period

      July 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • oaker55

      The only thing that I can disagree with you about is the length of time that Nancy Grace pursued this. She has been pursuing this from day one and she is totally to blame for the circus that this case has become.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • tru2b

      This is exactly right ! Sadly, this child has died and we may never know the absolute truth, HOWEVER, Nancy Grace should be shut-down and Baez should file a defamation suit against her for all of the inappropriate comments she made prior to, up to, and even after this trial. She actually hurt the Prosecutors case by her prejudicial squawking. Bottom line : The State of Florida had to prove beyond a resonable doubt that Casey Anthoy killed her Daughter Cayley...the State didn't prove that ! Now Nancy Grace is discrediting each jurer, trying to find something wrong with them for following the law! HLN needs to shut her up and, even, take her off the air!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buddy R

      Yeah, a ghost put her child's body in the trunk and drove it to the swamp. A ghost took the blanket and laundry bag from the house and a ghost put the heart sticker over the tape the smothered her to death. The same ghost told Tot Mom not to report her daughter missing and to lie to the police.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      chief... u nailed it..
      she was found innocent by her peers. Again, she can come stay at my house free of charge for one year

      July 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • outrage

      She was not found innocent she was found not guilty big difference.

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

      what is the difference???

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

      Yeah and I bet you are one of the many still calling for O.J's head. I don't ever want to hear another white person talking about the O.J. case. Kasey Anthony killed her kids and went partying...She also got away with it. Shame.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beepe

      You're right. We are all baby-murdering psychotics. Everyone is equal. Since nobody is perfect, lets put this lunatic on the same level as the rest of humanity.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liberal

      I am so happy that Nancy Disgrace was proven wrong. She is so unprofessional and really should not be allowed to have a job that requires objectivity. Even though Casey was found not guilty, thanks to the media her reputation may be tarnished forever.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ch

      could not agree more. And let's not leave out Mike Galanos, Jane Velez-Mitchell, and Dr. Drew (where did they dredge up this loser?) CNN should be ashamed of themselves. I plead all to join me in my boycott of CNN and HLN for their insulting media circus led by the single-most unprofessional sorry-ass excuse for an objective journalist, Nancy Grace. CNN sucks, and as Americans we deserve a better outlet for unbiased coverage of current events. I hope and pray that the world has seen the "qualifications" of all involved to pass judgement on courtroom procedings, or to even offer an unbiased "opinon". Personally, I am not a fan of the verdict but I am less a fan of a bunch of pretentious, judgemental, and biased talking heads insulting my intelligence by tainting and manipulating the coverage which professes to "inform" us. I feel certainly well-informed of what Nancy Grace's opinion of Casy Anthony is, and nothing more. Well I thought I would take a second to tell the world what my personal opinion of Nancy Grace is. A sad excuse for an objective investigative journalist, I even have to use the term loosely I can't even say it with a straight face. And please include her protoge Jane Velez Mitchell who, like Nancy, seems that her entire qualifications for her job seems to be she was related to someone who was murdered. It seems she comes from a long line of circus performers. Mike Gallanos, Dr. Drew, Judge Alex-the list goes on. We do not need (or care) what your opinions are, we can form our own. The absolute icing on the cake was Nancy Grace looking down her snooty holier-than-everyone nose and suggesting that Casey Anthony would milk the story for all the financial gain possible--isn't that EXACTLY what CNN is doing? Shameful, disgraceful, and an embarrassment to journalism...you should be ashamed. WE WANT JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • George in St. Pete

      This should come as no surprise to most. CNN has put their slant on everything from this case to politics. Nancy Grace was put up on screen moments after these verdicts to try and defend her "reporting" over the last 3 years and paraded like-minded people to justify her biased opinion. How sad for her and CNN...

      Shame Shame.......

      July 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • BREAKING NEWS: CNN Blows!!

      Breaking the news is what they’re doing. It’s no longer legitimate journalism, it’s reality TV CNN/HLN style.
      And Nancy Disgrace couldn’t be more abrasive if her clothes were made out of sandpaper (be-atch!)

      July 5, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda2148

      You are so right!

      July 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snoprinz

      How come you know so much about Nancy Grace and company? You must watch CNN and HLN a lot! Thanks for being a fan.

      July 5, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Perfect comment, i could not have said it any better. She cannot even say her name (tot mom) Name for nancy Beeeeeatch

      July 6, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Katreena

      I completely agree. The media circus was so crazy. No wonder people are protesting angrily outside about the not guilty verdict. I never once thought that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict her.

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

      Well said, Chief!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • PrimeTyme

      your logic of "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" is nonsense

      by your interpretation murderers cant be convicted because I stole a dollar from my mother's purse when I was 10..
      matter of fact, according to your logic we should just close all the courts and jails because no one is perfect and therefore no one can hold anyone accountable for wrong doings

      July 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caylee deserved better

      Oh really HOW NAIVE. Could everyone here who has murdered their child please step forward... no stone casting for you. If Caylee had died in an accident that never surfaced until the court date... why didn't anyone call 911? Why was there tape over her mouth and nose? Why did the car smell like a dead body a smell very different from garbage? Why was she tossed in the swamp? Who exactly did that? Why did Casey get a tattoo saying great life when her daughter was (according to the first lie) kidnapped? Why was she loving life to the fullest while her child decayed in her car?

      July 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharon

      amen to that. Now maybe Nancy Grace will SHUT UP. Media Bulldog

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

      @ Chief..... since you opened the religious door, allow me to walk through it. Sure Christ said, "Let He who is without sin cast the first stone." However, did you know that the law that God gave Noah after the flood was an eye for an eye?

      July 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Durmalto

      You obviously have limited knowledge of this case based on your ridiculous statements. If you don't know what you are talking about.....don't talk.

      July 5, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheSystemIsFlawed

      So seriously, Chief – you actually speculate as to whether or not Casey Anthony KNEW she was providing false evidence to investigators????! Are you completely stupid??! Did you miss the part where ALL of her LIES were proven to be true? There was no nanny, there were several "ghost friends" that were also lies, as well as her employment,etc. You really believe that she had NO IDEA she was LYING about what happened to her child??!? You can keep your religious rhetoric, too – I'm tired of hearing people pick and choose when and where they're going to slap someone with the holier-than-thou crap – and it's usually not evenly distributed – also known as hypocrisy.

      July 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      I could not of said it any better. If anyone heard something I missed throughout the case on how, why, when and where this so called murder took place please inform us. The only thing I heard was " I HOPE" by the state. When trying to convict for a captail murder case I only HOPE you don't base an entire case on HOPE.

      July 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • lacey

      yur right she is a baby killler and just cause the body was decomposed to be sure how she died....her mother lied to everyone for a month and let that lil girls body get ate by animals if there was a more soul less woman and i dont know what to think of the fact that this girl gets to go free.. its not right but it doesnt matter what i think a jury of her peers are the ones who failed that kid... no justice in america but for the guilty!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fatherof3

      You are exactly right. Just take a look of the people that knew her the best, her parents. They did not even stay around to talk to their daughter, I believe that they are sick to their stomach. While I am sure they did not want her to be executed, but I would think they would want her to be punished. I am sure they are done with her. As a parent, I cannot even imagine, and I pray I never will, what is really going through their heads.

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

      I am outraged at this outcome. That poor baby, her mom got away with murdering her. Her Grandma helped by lying for her daughter.

      The only ones that appeared to want Justice for Caylee was the outsiders who mourned her and Nancy Grace.

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

      I totally agree with you and hope one day Casey Anthony finds duct tape and a swamp to call her own!!! What goes around should come around!!!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amapola

      I thought from the very beginning that there was resonable doubt. The Prosecution didn't proof anything, they santified a croocked police guy , not that there aren't many of them out there. Shame on Miss Nancy Grace for her faul comments. It is stinks. So the defence team is celebrating. I can't believe some of CNN reporter or whatever are there starting a witch hunt against Cassy Anthony. It is disgusting what they are doing they are like dogs after a bone. The procecution would have been tossing over champagne also if they have convicted Cassey and that would have been OK with them? Like I said disgusting!!!!!! Shame on you people! Live with it.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jakers

      I second that!! If you did not like the ruling then move to another country like Russia, Iran or china. Let her live her life now!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darbyrat

      Reasonable doubt? Yes. Should she have been convicted of murder in the 1st degree? Probably not. But, you cannot tell me or any other logical person that she in no way played a part in the death of her child. For thta she is certainly guilt and should have been convicted of a number of lessor crimes, to let her go completely free is an absolute travesty.

      July 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbara Duplessis

      Good case for sterilization. She will have other babies to kill

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

      I only hope one day Cassey is going to receive the punishment she deserves from god, Cassey will never going to be able to live a beautiful life.

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

      None of us can rightly sit here and say she is 100% guilty or innocent because we were not there when it happened. To sit and say different is wrong. Apparently the jury saw and or heard something that we did not. To sit and judge a young lady after she has been found not guilty is wrong as well because there is only ONE judge and that is God above. He knows the answer as to who and how this happened. People need to stop and think that maybe he intervened and therefore the verdict is what it is. Nancy Grace has tried to be Judge, Jury and Executor since day one. Who died and left her to take over as God? No one. She is only making the angry mobs worse by her comments. Unless she was there and saw Casey do this, then she should just blatantly put...Shut the hell up!! She has tried to poison the nation against Casey since this all began.

      When it all comes down to it, those 12 juror's are the ones who will have to live with themselves for the decisions they made today. They had their reasons and I do not feel it was sympathy. God Bless each of them as they put this behind them and move on with their lives. I honestly feel they got it right. Just my opinion as everyone else has their own as well.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zech

      Hopefully your ignorance is not communicable

      July 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • ravenmyst33

      Yeah, good luck with THAT, Cami! Ever since Casey was arrested, 99.9% of the men have made some sort of comment on how hot she is, and that they would "do her"...Unfortunately, we may never know how the "heifer" killed her daughter, and even if she did spout off on how she did it, they couldn't try her again. I hope that her father sues her for defamation of character, and whatever money she will now make writing a book or going on the talk show circuit will not be used for her "beautiful life".

      July 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • shirl2s

      please dear Lord, let this be one time that someone accused of a crime does not profit from it. she may have been found not guilty, but she was guilty of not reporting her child missing or dead for over a month. Please please please, no one pay her one red cent for her story, etc. Let her go back to her partying ways. I am sure she will end up pregnant again. I hope DHS pays attention if she does and takes that baby away from her and her family.

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

      Does Jesus communicate with you? If he was a real Lord and Savior he probably would not have let that child die in the first place and all of this would have been avoided. Your Lord certainly looked out for Kaylee!

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

      Larry, let me help you. Our LORD isn't at fault. Read the Gospel of JOHN. You will quickly realize HE loved you enough for all your mistakes (sins), that he gave us HIS only SON Jesus to die for all our sins. HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • built on corruption

      I believe in the bible it also state something to the effect of it is better to have a millstone tied around your neck and be cast into the sea than to harm a child. She will have her day. I suggest she gets right with God.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • coconut007

      You are right ... she will get hers at the end. This is the America where we live... a criminal can walk free and the innocent gets put into jail or killed...You cant give her the death penalty but you can put her in jail for ever!.. her death will not bring her back

      July 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • FeLo

      Larry – who is your lord SATAN? hahaha!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • misha

      I agree. The next thing we will see, will be Casey Anthony as a celebrity and TV star! She doesn't have to worry anymore, money will follow every step she makes, every word she says! Sad, but true.

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

      Casey Is HOT!! .. see the body on that girl when she was dancing. Now she's a bad girl only makes her HOTTER!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • sonia

      So being a child murderer makes someone hotter! You sound like a masochist. At least have respect to little Caylee whose life was taken, whose dreams were shuttered, whose opportunity to grow into a beautiful young lady, to be loved by her soul-mate, to have kids, to be happy were stolen by a "HOT" monster who you admire so much. It is not a joke to have the demonic feeling you just described, I see you as a potential candidate for sharing Hell with casey.

      July 6, 2011 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
    • CA

      We hope no one will buy her book or see a movie of this. I would not spend one red cent on this girl to make anything off her daughters murder. She will pay for this one day, bad things happen to bad people.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      simple remedy to that....NO ONE should buy her book.

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

      No chance of that. Her father has more skeletons in the closet than Casey. I'm sure he's going to keep a low profile.

      July 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janette

      Funny, in a sick sort of way, I was just thinking about how she'll now make lots of money off her little girl. I just wish no one would watch her or buy her stuff. Like that will happen. People want to know the why and how, so they will hear and buy, in hopes of acheiving the answer.

      July 6, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • frank12345m

      If i was her I'd make sure that I was wearing full body armor before I went outside, now and forever!!!!

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

      Now your talking Frank! I agree with you there.

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

      Justice was served.Taking another life Frank,is wrong,death sententes should be out of vogue,that's done by the Taliban.People in this time of age,should be smarter,than putting some one on an electric chair.Nothing will be gained,lets hope that ms Anthoney can become the woman her parents hoped for her to be.

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

      She might have to leave the country.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      I am not agreeing or disagreeing with you, buy watch what you say! It sounds like a threat!

      July 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • LittleMo

      The problem is this evil baby killer DID walk. And it's sickening.

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

      she is not really walking she did get charged with giving false evidence which means jail time.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kordax

      4 year sentence which means she will serve 1 year.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey

      That's the max she could get. She could actually walk free Thursday with time served.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • W

      Doubt it, she's already served 3 and change. She will get time served for anything under 6.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • youngs2992

      She could walk with time served. If the judge decides to let her go, it's because she been there 3 years,no trouble out of her,the judge is gonna let her free Thursday

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

      those are misdemeanors with a max sentence of 4 years, she will get credit for the 2+ years she has already served and receive no additional jail time

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

      How do you know? Were you there watching her commit the crime? Please STFU and get a life.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. texas806

    GUILTY BY ALL MEANS! FEED HER TO THE WOLF'S!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nicole

    Casey Anthony is a worthless POS! She's guilty, I have no doubts! Love Nancy Grace!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hope she frys for wat she did

    I hope she pays for Wat we all know in our heart is the truth

    July 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Courtney

    I dont typically follow these kinds of stories because I am not a fan of sensationalizing tragedy but as a mom and educator I couldn't be more disgusted or more eager to see Casey Anthony convicted.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dr. Bombay

    NOT GUILTY !!!

    by reason of HOTNESS !!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
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