Gotta Watch: Why jurors nixed Caylee drowning story
A Florida jury acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering her daughter, Caylee.
July 13th, 2011
12:20 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Why jurors nixed Caylee drowning story

Even with testimony about duct tape and gas cans, Internet searches about chloroform and photos of a partying Casey Anthony, the jury charged with deciding her fate acquitted her of murdering her daughter, Caylee. The question on the minds of many observers: How could they?

Juror Jennifer Ford tells CNN's Gary Tuchman that since the verdict was read, she's received hate mail and threats and has been smothered by media who won't leave her alone. Still, Ford stands by her decision. Why? Ford says that while she may not think Anthony is completely innocent, there wasn't enough hard evidence to make the charges stick.

In today's Gotta Watch, Ford talks about the jury's verdict and the fact that they weren't swayed by defense arguments about molestation or drowning. [cnn-video url=""%5D

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  1. Voxhumana

    No perpetrator (or extremely few) is going to conduct their crime without making efforts to hide the crime. That being said, many people are convicted of murder(s) with less evidence than existed in this murder. No reasonable person could reach the conclusion that these jurors reached. They were looking for a confession. What they were given by the defense was a series of unsubstantiated accusations without any evidence, which confused the jurors and detracted attention from the series of facts compiled against her, which taken in total, only point to one person: Casey Anthony. Is there ANY evidence anyone else committed this crime? No. And not for lack of trying. Wake up you idiots. We need a better education system than we have in America if jurors can't exercise even the minimum of critical thinking necessary to reach a just verdict in this case. I pray for us all.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JanJ

    Now that things are calming down and people are able to remove themselves from the drama. Most intelligent people are admitting the jury did right. There was not enough evidence to convict this person of the charges put before them.

    I keep thinking about the duct tape...Rational people actually believe that duct tape was the murder weapon? That in itself is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Why not a pillow? Why not drown the child in the pool?..but no..duct tape thats the best idea this woman could think of to kill her unwanted daughter.

    Let me picture a fit of rage Casey Anthony storms out into the garage to grab a roll of duct tape.

    hmmm...or..calmly planning the murder, Casey Anthony devises the perfect tool..duct tape!

    I say..get yourself three pieces of duct tape and try to get it to stick tightly enough around your mouth and nose to block out all air. Make sure you press and squeeze it tightly enough to block off all air pasages..oh.,..wait a minute..why not just squeeze the nose and cover the mouth without the duct tape...hmmm...I wonder if Casey thought this as she struggled to adhere the duct tape over her childs air passages. I wonder if Caylee stuggled making it hard to accomplish this goal..oh wait a minute..thats where the chloroform comes in..My My..that Casey is a wise one...I'm still trying to figure out how and where she made this chloroform. She sure put a lot of planning into this crime

    July 25, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. chalee!/pages/For-The-Anthony-Jurors-Who-Want-the-Truth/184110738315033

    August 8, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. Brooks Chisolm

    I value the article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

    March 13, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
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