July 7th, 2011
01:05 PM ET

Toobin: Judge made statement with Anthony sentencing

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin calls the four-year sentence Judge Belvin Perry slapped on Casey Anthony a surprise but says the judge likely was making a statement in giving her the maximum jail time.

Perry on Thursday sentenced Anthony to one year behind bars on each of four counts of lying to police concerning the death of her daughter, Caylee. She also was fined $1,000 for each count.

“Most people convicted of misdemeanors do not get prison time in Florida or anywhere else," Toobin says.

Despite the sentence, Anthony won't spend much more time incarcerated. She got credit for the time spent in custody since her arrest, almost 1,000 days.

Before the court gave Anthony's official release date, Toobin speculated that she could be free in less than two months once credit for good behavior also was considered. But it appears Anthony got a bigger break - she'll be out in a less than a week. A court spokeswoman said her release date would be Wednesday.

Anthony has served about three years already. And it seems, Toobin said, the judge was intent on making sure some kind of punishment had been handed down in the case.

"This judge was clearly appalled at the nature and content of the lies Casey Anthony told to the police," he says. "We are all reminded about just how sinister and awful these comments were."

Authorities said Anthony lied about whether her daughter was missing. Her other lies included claims that Caylee was in a nanny's custody, that she had a job at Universal Studios and that she had received a phone call from Caylee.

Toobin said that while Anthony's criminal law troubles may be over, she could be involved in civil litigation much longer.

Zenaida Gonzalez has filed a defamation lawsuit against Anthony. Authorities questioned Gonzalez in Caylee's disappearance after Anthony said a nanny by that woman's name had kidnapped the child. Gonzalez denied ever meeting Anthony.

Florida officials also are asking that Anthony repay the state for the enormous cost of investigating the case. A private firm that helped in the child's search wants its money back, too.

Lawsuits could linger for years, Toobin says, but he doubts they'll have much effect.

"I will be surprised if Casey Anthony ever ends up paying anyone," he says.

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  1. Mallory

    They did their job correctly, in my opinion. A few have gone on record to say they didn't want to give her "Not Guilty" but because of the lack of a cause of death and other factors, they felt they had to. Now.... Profiting from the case by giving paid interviews or writing books, to me, is abhorrible.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob2010

      Mallory: They DID HAVE evidence! They couldn't prove cause of death because Casey let her childs body rot for 30+ days before telling anyone she was missing. I can't believe some people's comments about how the prosecution didn't present things that the DEFENDANT kept them from obtaining. The jurors should have used more "common sense". They wanted "beyond any doubt whatsoever", not "beyond a reasonable doubt". The jury gave her what she wanted (to be free of motherhood) and more (the millions she'll get for her sob story).

      July 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al

      Excellent post. You should have been on that worthless jury. To make things right that is.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      "Common Sense" is not what the judge instructed them to use. And the "Court of Public Opinion" has no place in the court room. The jury did what it was instructed to do under the law. You can't blame them for doing the job they were charged with. It's over and done. Move on - use you anger to help some other child. What about all the children in foster homes who fall through the cracks? There are tons of causes on behalf of children where the public's ire might produce positive results. Quit beating a dead horse.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben Dover

      could this be? a person with common sense? you must be on the wrong board lol

      July 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • RonS

      Excellent post. That's the kind of logic that people need to understand and they don't. IF people are truthfully concerned about children then put all of this anger towards making things better for kids. Change the laws so that kids are not left in dangerous situations when abuse is reported. I saw one post that someone said that they were going to introduce a bill called the Caylee Law. The law would require people to notify authorities immediately when a child goes missing. Not wait 30 days as Casey did. That's the kind of thinking that makes a difference. Lynch mobs don't work.

      July 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert Posey

      There was not evidence of 1st degree murder. There was lots of evidence for neglect, and perhaps enough for manslaughter, but not first degree. From what i saw it was not even close to a 1st degree conviction standard. Note if the jury thought Casey killed her child by accident, or in a rage etc, their decision was still correct. The State made a major mistake by yielding to public pressure to go for the Gold Standard, instead of something they might have proved.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • rep

      most sensible post i've read here.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • angry parent

      Absolutely dead on the money assessment. The State blew it by charging for a crime they had no chance of convicting on, based on the evidence they had.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kateme

      No-one with an ounce of feeling for little Caylee should buy anything or watch anything connected with Casey Anthony. She has no love or allegiance to anyone but herself. She even tried to throw her father and brother under the bus just to get off. How perverted can a person be? George, Cindy and Lee should leave where they are, change their names and try to start over sans Casey.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elise

      I have wondered why it has not been pointed out that she claimed she was molested yet she left her DAUGHTER alone with the dad and brother.....If she was molested by them then this so called GREAT mom would have never left that baby with them all the time....Just gives me the proof that the molestation claim was once more a LIE....surprise surprise

      July 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • brew987

      Just like you're doing now. Hypocrite

      July 7, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      The law isn't about just "common sense", it is also about facts and motive. Both the facts and motive were not convincing enough, hence the shadow of a doubt that lingered. Emotion isn't supposed to drive you to your conclusion. The people who are going crazy about this verdict are people who are way too attached to the little girl, rather than the facts at hand.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      It is not a matter of being attached to the child. There are many, many qualified legal experts who said the jury was wrong and are appalled that they ignored so many things that could have at least allowed her to get a prison term, not death. People are appalled because this sends a message that people–especially a mother–can kill her child and get away with it. The jury should have been instructed to use "reasonable doubt." It is true that there are lots of children to be helped out there. This travesty–by letting an obviously guilty person go free will indirectly hurt those other children. Boy, some of you are really cold and heartless with your observations. People do have the right to express their anger and disappointment when such a travesty occurs.

      July 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • irbsod

      Ya, this jury was really defense oriented. If you remember, it was Death Qualified. You don't get alot of jurors favorable to the defense when that happens. Another thing to remember is that all 12 agreed with the verdict. The prosecution must have been very lacking if they could not even find ONE of those jurors to buy their theory of the case and thus result in a jung jury. You were not there and did not hear the evidence as those jurors did.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lyle Kauman

      Oh yeah. Right. What fantasy planet did you visit to come up with "... the prosecution didn't present things that the DEFENDANT kept them from obtaining ... "? Casey was already in the slam while the prosecution team was building its case, and a flawed one at that. The prosecution had plenty of opportunity to give greater weight toward conviction. Unfortunately, there are too many obvious places where they did not. As for common sense ... that is NOT the criteria upon which logic is based, or justice for that matter. Take a look at common sense in history: It was "common sense" in reformation era parts of Europe that to bathe more than twice a year was to invite illness. Common sense is but a social whim, somewhat akin to the fashion of the times. Sorry, but it's time to get back to tangible proofs and logic, especially when anyone's life is in the scales of justice. That's the intent of the American contract. And just how do you conclusively surmise she wanted to be free of motherhood? Did you hear that from the prosecution? Do you believe everything you hear?

      July 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Death of Common Sense

      I just baked a batch of cookie and tell my seven-year old she can't have one until after dinner. Her brother is crying in the other room and I leave to attend to her. When I return, I notice a chair has been put up to the counter two cookies are missing and I follow a trail of cookie crumbs to her and notice there are crumbs on her face and in her glass of milk. Honey, did you eat the cookies? No mom, a little guy crawled throug the window, got the cookies, rubbed cookies on my face and left.

      If you think there is a "lingering doubt" that the kid didn't eat the cookie because there's no video evidence...then you may just have experienced the death of common sense. Beyond a resonable doubt is not the absence of all doubt!

      July 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shay

      Great point. Well said.

      July 8, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Thunderclap

      Yes, But beyond reasonable doubt is the trigger that is required. Alot of people make base assumptions that have nothing but their feelings behind them. A system that would have put her to death without a time of death for the child, a CAUSE OF DEATH for the child and corrupted evidence, is one that could also strip freedom away from any of the posters here. It is ALWAYS a two edged sword.
      Casey is a sick individual, this has been accepted. The child did die and she is culpable for this. So is her dad and mom and brother. All of them could have reported it immediately. NO ONE Did.
      Thats what is galling to everyone. She won because the police failed to do the job of collecting the evidence.
      Personally, I want a law that says in murder cases of any type, a time and matter of death HAS to be established before ANYONE can be arrested. So while you continue to believe she's a devil and want her blood. I want real change. The state failed horribly in determining who killed the girl. The most we truly know is her body was taken in that car and dumped in that field. Thats it. Thats all they determined. The duct tape? It was contaminated by a lab tech.
      So no, the state doesnt get a right in my opinion to charge her for their incompetence. The search guy yeah.
      And can we let it go now.
      Oh and the cookie analogy doesn't work. This ants about theft it was about death.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Phyllislynn

      You are so right BillyBob! I couldn't have said it better.

      July 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve moores

      just because the body was in the woods/swamp for 30+ days does by no stretch of the imagination mean that any D.N.A. would be lost or any shred of decent genetic evidence would be completely and utterly destroyed my freind. refer above to the comment "blame the prosecutor if you need to blame somebody"

      July 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Acaraho

      The real problem with profiteering is not Casey Anthony it's the TV media and literary agents and publishers who will be knocking down her door.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Byron

      William Morris Agency has already signed Jose Baez and Casey Anthony. Call them at 305-938-2000 (Florida) or 212-586-5100 (New York).

      July 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      yes, by all means call and badger the receptionist. We have hold buttons.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie K

      So true – if the public weren't so rabidly interested in other people's lives (instead of maybe concentrating on their own) the publishers and the agents would have no incentive to go after any of the players in this sick little play. And I'm probably aging myself, but it seems I remember a time – or at least hearing of a time – when, instead of book/movie deals, people were actually ostracized when they did bad things.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob2010

      Well, it's the media's fault for offering it, Casey's fault for accepting it (which she will), and our fault for listening/watching it.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |

    • The real problem is everyone who continues to clamor for more information. They'll watch the specials, read the articles and comment on the boards. Do you see the advertising on THIS page? It's sad that someone defenseless lost their life, but it happens everywhere, everyday. This life is not more precious just because she was so young and innocent. All lives are precious. Regarding our justice system and the burden of proof: Benjamin Franklin thought "that it is better [one hundred] guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer."

      July 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barb

      No, it's not the agents, and publishers – it's the people who will buy the book, watch the movie, etc. There's a huge audience out there, just look at the people watching the story on television and fighting to get into the courthouse. This celebrity crap is being shoved down our throats (Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohen, for example). The people have the power TO DEMAND THAT THIS JUNK is not constantly in our faces. I wish someone could explain why all this celebrity watching (spying, stalking) is necessary.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      OJ Simpson tried to milk the situation after being let off the hook, but eventually it caught up with him – as it does many others who never change their ways. Casey seems like the type to make a habit of making stupid mistakes, so with any luck she will eventually face true justice. Hopefully next time won't involve any children or other innocent people, though.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • BerlinBears

      With any luck she will get out Wednesday morning, and commit a felony by noon and be back in jail by 1 PM.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • kait

      she's not a danger to society. she won't kill or harm anything again.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • DoubleTap

      LOL you bet, but I wouldn't be sure about any harm coming to her

      July 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • rc

      Seems like Casey should be charged with something (hiding a dead body, covering up a crime, conspiracy, etc ??) based on her courtroom defense that Caylee drowned and she tried to cover it by making it look like a kidnapping. I think Casey committed many felonies but she hasn't been charged – yet. Maybe the State of Florida isn't done. I hope not.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • GaelicM

      How do you know she will never hurt or kill anyone again?
      She is now free to have as many babies as she wants to.
      What happens to them if they get in her way as Caylee did?

      To me she is another Diane Downes......

      July 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Great points, however if you watched any of this on cnn or the news you have already helped others profit from this, she will make money from this because people like me and you want to hear more, we want to know what really happened.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      'what really happened', do you honestly believe that any story this chick gives us would be the truth. Look at her track record. Any book she puts out will require having the term 'a novel' on the cover.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • lindammm

      Reasonable doubt not doubt.. There was enough evidence in to prove the body was in the truck of the car. The child was found dead in woods. Casey was the last person to see her alive. Casey did not have a reasonable explantation of what happen to the child.. If it was an accident why wait 3 years to say so. We have a drowning a week in Florida and no one is punished. To wait 3 years and yell accident is in itself absurd. The same people who want more proof believe George had something to do with this based on the word of Casey

      July 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • leona

      so well said ! Casey is a liar and her lawyer started with saying that . A lie is only necessary when one is hiding something ! First she said the babysitter took Caylee. Then she lied again to say the child drowned. The child's body was wrapped in 2 plastic bags and tossed out like garbage. Only a murderer does that and Casey was the only person who last saw Caylee and who lied about it. The jurors needed another LESSON on what their jobs were. They did not understand "beyond a reasonable doubt."

      July 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lelong

      To lindammm...All the prosecution had in the trunk of the car was the smell which Baez said it was rotten food. Well, he wasn't wrong in a way, because that's what he smelled. I don’t know how death smells like. Baez simply smelled rotten food – period. Did the prosecution take a sample and test it for DNA? All we could hear was a "smell of death" How does death smells like? Since there seems to be experts in every single area in this country, I bet there are experts in "smell of death" I hope they could come forward to strongly support the prosecution.
      2- You said "Casey was the last person who saw her alive" Again, it doesn't prove that she was the killer
      3- You said "Casey did not have a reasonable explanation of what happened to the child..." Again, guess why? Because she did not know, therefore she did not have one. What would you expect her to say if she did not know?
      Baez and Casey admitted to all the lies, but the prosecution was still pounding on them, just like they were still trying to prove to the Jury that Casey was a liar, instead of focusing on the EVIDENCE, on things that could link Casey to the murder. Obviously, they had nothing. No leg to stand on. I think the jury did a fair and fantastic job. It is very tragic that this beautiful child died, but did her mother kill her? I could not tell, so did the Jury and millions other people around the world.
      I just hope Casey Anthony is not stupid enough to put herself in a situation that is going to land her in jail like O.J. Simpson.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • JD

      Lelong, you serious?? You hope casey anthony isn't as dumb as OJ so she doesn't land in jail? You mean to tell me you think she's completely innocent in this? Talk about the dumbest thing I've ever heard

      July 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristin


      July 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      Well said, I agree completely.

      July 7, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JH

      Im curious as to how you became familiar with the juror's educational backgrounds.

      July 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • elle

      The jury did the best they could and what they thought was asked of them. They were confused about reasonable doubt given that there could have been an accident -and other unanswered questions.
      The "beyond a reasonable doubt" system is meant to protect the innocent from being wrongly convicted. There is a PRICE for that. The Price is that its not perfect and sometimes a bad person gets off. that doesn't mean the jurors are bad people.
      Casey will not have an easy life and I think Life will pay her back. Lawsuits, crazies, security issues. And one day she'll feel the absence of Caylee or the horror of what happened. She isn't feeling ti yet, but she probably will.

      July 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • brent

      solid posting

      July 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • NyteShayde

      Agreed, on all counts.

      July 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Exposo

    Good for her!

    July 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DeDee

    Added to the charges should have been child abuse or child neglect or something along those lines. The prosecution should have pressed charges for something they COULD prove. Right from the get-go, there was no tangible evidence to tie her to the murder. However, if was obvious that she knew what happened to her daughter, accidental or not. But, by the letter of the law, you have to prove it and the prosecution just could not prove it. Jurors are instructed that you have to put your personal feelings aside and go by the letter of the law. This is unfortunate in some cases, such as this, but it is the only way if the defendant is innocent. Which none of us believe she is. Case Closed!

    July 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Aggravated child neglect was one of the charges against her. The idiots on the jury found her not guilty of that.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dispatch


      July 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TiredOfDumbPeople

    These people all up in arms about Casey are the same people that thought that proscecutors taking 8 hours a day, 5 times a week for 9 months to explain a 3 hour event. meant they also knew what happened in a double murder. If someone took that long convince me what happened I would have found him not guilty too. and if you used what those people have to say to still think he was guilty. meaning you could tell me with a straight face that those peoscecutors were still credable in telling you what happens needs to be tested for mental competacy. But thats what we have in America today. A bunch of Nancy Grace following idiots.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doug Ericson

      Forget it they just don't get it. Doug.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cocoloco

    The jurors have blood in their hands!!! One day someone has to pay. Someone in the Anthony's family knows too much. Hopefully justice will come swiftly (not from ignorant loser human jurors, of course!). Shame on those who hire or help this poor excuse of "a mother" until she pays and learns a few lessons about real life.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben Dover

      please the jury has nothing on their hands. Think about if you were on this trial. I hope you get selected for jury duty so I can question your decisions and harass you. You weren't in the deliberations, your just as clueless as everyone else. I respect this jury for putting up with idiots like yourself condemning them for giving someone a right to a trial of peers.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob


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  6. roodabega

    ok ok, take away the horrendous decision and the fact that justice was not done here, is anyone else a little shocked that the state wants to charge anthony the bill for investigating this case? i mean it was their own imcompetence and crappy prosecution that let her go in the first place and now they want her to pay the bill for the case? how does that even approach logical?

    July 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • tuxcat

      The county wants to collect for the cost of investigating a missing child - she had told them Caylee had been kidnapped, however she knew the truth while the 'kidnapping' was being investigated. She blatantly mislead the police and should most definitely reimburse the taxpayers for that cost.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beezer

      Agreed! Someone called 911 3 times in August to report the possible locations of remains of Caylee. They did not actually do anything about it until the 4th 911 call in December. They could have found the remains 4 months earlier with plenty of evidence, but they botched the investigation.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. GSDGal

    Ever seen anyone who has lost their child in a supermarket or park for less than 5 minutes ... they are frantic!!!!
    The last person who had control of this child was her mother, for her to go for over 30 days without reporting her
    missing tells all. She didn't give a hoot about her baby, just party, party, party. She may be walking, but she
    will be living with the consequences of this for the rest of her life.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie K

      "She may be walking, but she will be living with the consequences of this for the rest of her life."

      For you and I that may have meaning. For a sociopath like Casey Anthony, it sadly means nothing. Sociopaths care about one thing and one thing only – themselves. She'll soon be free to resume her life and will probably also reap financial rewards as well. From her view, this looks pretty good...

      July 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |

    no one will get paid. it's really a waste of time. just move on people.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kay

    I'm sure there's a duct tape manufacturer who wants her to be their spokesperson. I can see the commercial now "Hi, I'm Casey Anthony and when I taped my daughter's mouth shut, I used XYZ brand duct tape! It won't reveal your DNA or allow fingerprints!" Same for trash bags. "Hi i'm Casey Anthoney, take it from me when you need to bury a body use brand X trash bags!"

    July 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben Dover

      lol wow your really taking this personally.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Linda

    Why would anyone want to hear a word this girl has to say or read anything she might get published? If she couldn't tell the truth when it came to Caylee, why would she put a word of truth out now? I will not let a dime of my hard earned money go to toward funding this person's social life or future Target shopping sprees!

    July 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • GSDGal

      Liars have to have r-e-a-l-l-y good memories! The truth always comes out, it may not come as quickly as many
      of us would like it, but it will come out eventually, it always does.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cathy

    Casey Anthony writing books or signing movie deals is NOT going to bring any truth out. The only reason she would do any of that would be for the fame (sociopath) and the money (she had to steal prior to prision). That girl is incapable of telling the truth...as the another judge said, she and the truth "do not know each other". That is a fact. She is unable of telling the truth and anyone that would buy a book written by her or a move scripted by her would only be funding CASEY ANTHONY. There will be no truth from that women. If you are going to spend your money....spend it in some way in keeping Caylee's memory alive. Donate to children's charities in her name......CAYLEE ANTHONY's name.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • GSDGal

      I agree with you Cathy, but as I stated above, the truth will come out ... it aways does, not as quickly as
      we might like, but it will. She may be walking, but she will be living with the consequences of her actions
      for the rest of her life.

      July 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. nora

    @bucksfan4547: ok, we understand she was convicted of lying, but still you are not addressing the fact that the lawyers are saying that the father and the daughter knew that she drowned and next thing she is gagged and laying in a ditch for a month. Isn't a crime commited there?

    July 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ben Dover

    Please stop taking jabs at the jury. You people are clueless. none of you were in the deliberations. We should be glad these twelve people were willing to step up and be on this case knowing morons like youselves would be bashing them the rest of their lives. Good for them for upholding our rights to a trial of our peers. Just because you disagree with what they ruled does not mean you have to disrespect them.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SV

    One of the jurors was interviewed and said "not guilty doesn't mean she is innocent". Sorry, but in our country it's "Innocent until proven guilty" and since she wasn't proven guilty...well, as hard as it may be to accept, innocent she is.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Priori

    "...judge seemed appalled..." Well, he must have been watching TV talking heads commentary about his case for the past three years. The jurors had no such opportunity.

    July 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
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