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. Joe

    oh man that means that the real killer is still at large, I hope they find him or her!!

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

    Poor little gilr! How can this mother of hers get away with this murder!!! She can now party with the boyfriend. God rewards the good and punishes the wicked!!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. myrtle

    Yes. Justice done.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. april

    Such an injustice for this little girl, i don't understand what is wrong with people in the world today that could see all this evidence and find her no guilty. The justice system may not have punished her big God will!!!!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • god is not real

      What kind of supposed God allows this to happen?

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

      This is disgusting! What justice is this, makes me sick to my stomach that she is smiling and laughing.

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

      What evidence? The only thing the prosecution had was a stinky car. And while her actions were horrific while her daughter was missing, that doesn't make her a killer.

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

      The average IQ in this country is 100- that is low average. That is the only thing that explains how throwing crap out like the defense did can win a case. People are so stupid. That poor little girl will not have justice.

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

      12 people sat on a jury for days, you don't know all the evidence they heard, saw, etc. who knows the real story...

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

      I will take care of her – Big God

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

      Those people in Florida cant count presidental votes and they cant make the right decision in murder trial cases. I should move to Florida you can get away with all kinds of sins there and noone holds you accountable. She may not go to jail but at least when she dies she will answer to what she did to God. RIP little one ...

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

      SHES NOT GUILTY, ALL YOU JUDGEMENTAL PEOPLE DONT KNOW THE FACTS. ALL JURORS DID AND LEANED THE TRUTH

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

      Hahaha! There is no God.

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

      I think the jury members need to hire Casey to babysit their chilren and grandchildren. After all, she needs a job!!!

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

      there is no God. She got away with murder and we can only hope that the rest of her life is a pathetic, miserable shell – that's the only solace we get. don't be so bright eyed and eager to believe that there is justice – sometimes there just isn't.

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

      I can't believe this murderer is going to walk free. What mother could ever have a missing child for 30 days and go out partying, laughing, sleeping around, and having a good time???????????????? She is guilty.......she knows what happened........and I hope she gets what she deserves in prison for the short time she'll be there.

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

      We all know she is guilty but the evidence wasn't there at the end of the day GOD will be the judge and she is tormented evryday knowing deep inside she is a murderer. Just like OJ payed years later in Vegas she to will pay!

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

      I personally think this is a matter of people being a victim of the 21st century. Nowadays, people expect EVERY trial to have DNA like they do on TV shows. I think the jury was so busy looking for dna(on a corpse of a BABY that was left in water for MONTHS), they forgot to use common sense. 2+2 always makes 4, you don't need a scientist to tell you that. Oh well, the jury and Casey Anthony are the ones who have to live with this. I don't think Casey is off 100%, who is gonna hire her, rent her an apartment or even want to share the same air as her? No one... If her parents are smart, they won't let her move back in. Poor George doesn't need to be accused of molestation next time Casey gets into trouble...

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

      Agreed!!Well the fact that she did not even testify. What was she lieing to law enforcements? Jury has messed it up. They all will be held accountable by allmighty for not doing justice for Caley Anthony. Shame on you law makers who cannot convict guilty. I still cant believe mother is free with out any remorse.

      God please do justice to the innocent kid for the kind of life she had!!

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

      Absolutely Sickening!

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

      I am so upset and sad right now! She took her family and friends and spit in their face. She lied about everything. What has this world come to? She killed her daughter!! Now she goes free! Wow! How can she look in the mirror? How can she look at her mom or dad?

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

      This is a miscarriage of justice. SHAME on the jurors!!!!!!! They are certainly NOT a jury of my peers. Hard evidence is not an absolute requiremtn to prove guilt,I believe they were tired of 30+ days sequestration and needed to go home so took the easy way out since there must have been a few who insisted on not guilty. What a travesty and injustice!! What this b... Casey go on every talk show and make tons of money ona book and interviews while her family has been destroyed and her little girl brutally murdered. Poll most people (a jury of peers) and you will find that she IS guilty beyond any reasonble doubt even if no hard evidence was found. I do not trust our legal system if in only 10 hours they can arrive at this conclusion. Again, this was a lazy, tired jury who wanted to go home.

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

      What evidence? I didn't see/hear anything that told me she murdered her child.

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

      Casey Anthony has been validated as the most Honest, and Truthful person on the planet. In this world of upside down beliefs and truths being whatever you wish truth to be we must acquiesce to the Jose Baez and client world where they are right and the rest of us, our beliefs are all wrong. Wow. Reality check is that I am living in a very crazy world. So Caylee Anthony was never, NEVER murdered. She just died accidentally, by her own hand. That's the new truth.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lost legal system

      A jury of our peers is a laugh. Anyone with common sense would have found her guilty of murder based on the evidence and lies. If my son was missing I would turn heaven and earth to find him; not party and live it up. OJ revisited and as then , we've not evolved at all.
      God Bless you Kaylee and I'm sorry a jury of our peers let you down.

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

      I'm sorry, what proof? There was no cause of death that was proven, or DNA linking the victim to her mother. So evidence are you referring to?

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

      Why every time a white person commits and/or gets away with murder someone brings up OJ? Its an ignorant comparison, and the type of people who would present these arguments are the same type who would say "Im not racist...some of my best friends are black". OJ did not transport the dead bodies in his car nor admit to covering it up. Anyway...yall know darn well more black people are wrongly acquitted...its a proven fact since DNA has come into play! Lets not compare apples and oranges...u sound stupid!

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

      completely crazy !!! justice is NOT SERVED !!! she should be hang to death, file of file of evidence of neglect and guilt point to her and then she's not guilty !!! crazzzzzzyyyyyyy !!!!

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

      What you do to others will come back to you...... somehow!

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

      Thank God justice was done! All praise to HIM.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Public

      The only evidence "we" have seen has been what the media has shown us. We are not the jury, we are the mob, and mob justice is just a lynching.
      This is nothing like the OJ trial, that man walked because a racist cop felt it was his duty to tamper with evidence.
      In this case the >jury< did their job, although from what i have seen i personally think there may have been more to what happened, however it is not the public's place to demand her head an a spike or contest the jury's findings. We were not in that court room, we did not hear and see all that they did.
      And calling for her death is just social weakness manifest. Grow up people, living in a democracy isn't always easy.

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

      I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the verdict was right. Regardless of how you feel about her as mom, a person etc,. the BURDEN of proof is squarely on the prosecutor. All the defense has to do is show reasonable doubt. This case was not as strong as one would like to think. Hate it or love it , Justice has been served.

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

      Unless you were involved with the law enforcement investigation, the prosecutors office or legal defense team The only information you had was hear say leaked to the news media.
      For the jury to come back with this verdict it would appear the prosecutors office did not make a strong enough case. the defense team does not have to prove innocence it only has to prove reasonable doubt.

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

      its guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

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

      NO JUSTICE FOR BEAUTIFUL LITTLE CAYLEE ANTHONY. THE JUSTICE SYSTEM DID NOT WORK FOR THIS BABY. ANOTHER OJ SYMPSON! I GUESS CAYLEE KILLED HERSELF!! CASEY ANTHONY, I HOPE YOU NEVER HAVE A MINUTE OF PEACE DURING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

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

      What an absolute shame for this beautiful little girl. Someone somewhere brutally murdered that baby and threw her out in the woods with duct tape over her mouth like a piece of trash. Anyone anywhere would have taken her and cared for her but she gets nothing. what an absolute waste of taxpayers money. Party it up Casey with all your pals. God knows who did what and your day is coming for what you allowed to happen to that little girl!

      July 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. martin

    what a world.

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

      Gotta love that Southern justice!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. disgusted

    I am sick to my stomach that this has happened. Not only did she get away w/murder just knowing she will be freed for killing her child. I hope gld punished her but, that is not soon enough.. She will burn in hell!

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

      they did not prove anything on Casey Anthony. but if she did do it-its between her and God now.

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

      I too am sick to my stomach over this decision. It makes you wonder if our justice system really works! The evidence was clear that Caylee was killed by her mother and now Casey gets what she wanted...Bella Vita and NO daughter to tie her down!!

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

      Spoken like a true Christian. I don't think that's for you to decide. If she indeed did it, living with the guilt and among people who think she did it will eat at her for the rest of her life. The death penalty would only save her from that. People don't suffer when they're dead... unless of course you believe in hell, or a place that none of us has any evidence knowing exists. Try THAT one in a court of law.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Din

    I have been saying that this will happen just like OJ case

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

      cool story loser

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

      Yeah but in the end OJ got his. He's in prison for a very long time.

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

      Your right. Just like OJ. what a sad message to the folks of America. You can get away with murder here, and hell she will probably make a killing off of it (no pun intended) with interviews, book deals and probably a movie. Poor Cayley!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. James

    There is no justice today. This woman either killed her child or knows who did. We all know it. Those of you who are resting on the "she was found not guilty so she's not guilty" argument are insane.

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

      Remember the OJ case?

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

      I totally agree.. This is what i cannot wrap my head around is the fact that they (the jury) found her guilty for lying to the police about her child and her whereabouts but she's not guilty of killing her.. it doesnt make sense.. Somebody knows something!

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

      i c so if the "not guilty" verdict means zero..then..wait..that means.. that every not guilty or guilty verdict means absolutely nothing and should be dealt with mob rule..so revert back to stone age club justice then?

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

      No kidding. Our only hope that that she never has another day of peace in her life. The public will never let this rest. She will have no life because she doesn't deserve one for what she did!!!

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

      Really? You were there? I'm not so much for the "not guilty = didnt do it" but i do know that there was obviously REASONABLE DOUBT. or maybe its a conspiracy ooooooohhhh....

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

      Right now the law is the law, and regardless of the outcome we have to accept it. with a murder case its has be beyond a shadow of a doubt removing all inclinations that she did in fact killer her daughter. despite that someone needs to pay.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Margaret

    This poor child has died in vain and now casey gets to party hard just like she always has, now you know why people commit murder in this country because the chances of getting off are great you have so many rights as a defendant. I hope that jury can sleep good night knowing they let a murderer free..........

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

      My sister was recently murdered and I pray to God this doesn't happen in her case.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alan

    Karma will catch up with this girl just like it did with OJ!

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

      Alan, you are absolutely correct, she will get hers and it won`t be by the hand of God, Karma will not wait for that!

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

      Why couldn't they find her guilty of a lesser charge? or at least aggravated child abuse? i mean really??? signs are there! but maybe they saw something we never did, you know? at least that is what i'm hoping anyways!

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

      lets see..she leaves the house with her little girl with no explanation of where the girl went....do they actually believe the kid drowned? this jury belongs in jail

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

      My thoughts exactly. Unbelievable! Well the party isn't over yet. She was just acquitted of first degree murder. I am interested to find out if the charges of second degree will be implemented. I would be a total mess hours if I did not know where my child was at. Casey is a self centered person who no longer wanted to be a mother and her actions speak for itself.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ingrid

    Unreal. What kind mother doesn't report her daughter missing for 31 days? A GUILTY ONE!!

    July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • TRS50

      How does the jury explain finding the child gaged and bound only a half mile from her home....and the mother not showing any emotion!!

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

      Agreed, this is quite rediculous

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

    With all the smiling and hugs on the defense side, no one should forget the person who is no longer here: Caylee.

    Someone is getting away with murder. Shameful.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Chief

    Yes, our justice system is a joke, full of liars like Casey's attorney. But in all honesty, the prosecuter didn't prove guilt beyond ALL reasonable doubt.

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

      Some people will only vote to convict if the videocamera recorded the crime, and the perp held a photo-ID in front of it first.

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

      It is not ALL resonable doubt. It is just 'resonalble doubt'. No reason in this crew of jurors.

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

      Agreed!!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Maria Gonzalez

    Another killer loose. They should sterilize her so she won't have any more kids to kill. SHAME on her and all her family!!! Where is the justice for the child?????

    July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ERIC

    Just goes to show how crappy our system is....That why our country is a joke and no one gives a crap about the law....murder someone and all you have to do is lie and then keep your mouth shut.....what a discrace for the constiution, this country and all of us as americans!!!!!

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

      One thing I don't like the law in this country is.. .Jurors the one who decide if guilty or not, their verdict is based on their own opinion.

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

      I agree. ,,,,and journalist keep saying they feel sorry for the grandparents. I sure don't. Why would a so called loving grandparent get up a testify to a pack of lies until the murdurer of the innocent child is found no guilty. I hope grandma never sleeps another good night of rest in her life along with Casey. Casey is trained to be narcasist sociopath by her mom.

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