IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAYLEE ANTHONY, for whom there came NO JUSTICE in this life. God will decide, and God will love her
Casey Anthony found not guilty on first degree murder charges
Casey Anthony has been found not guilty on first-degree murder charges in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie Anthony.
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As far as the other charges:
- Count Two - Aggravated child abuse - Not Guilty
- Count Three - Aggravated manslaughter of a child – Not Guilty
- Count Four - Providing false information to law enforcement officer – Guilty
- Count Five - Providing false information to law enforcement officer – Guilty
- Count Six - Providing false information to law enforcement officer - Guilty
- Count Seven - - Providing false information to law enforcement officer – Guilty
Anthony began crying when the jury's verdict was read Tuesday after more than 10 hours of deliberations. She hugged her attorney afterward, and a prosecutor shook his head in disbelief. She could have received a death sentence if she had been convicted of first-degree murder.
She was found guilty of lying to investigators. Judge Belvin Perry will sentence her at 9 a.m. Thursday. She could receive up to a year in jail for each count.
Lead defense attorney Jose Baez said he is happy with the verdict, but there are no winners in this case. Baez said Caylee died far too soon and that he has mixed feelings about the case. He said he is ecstatic for Casey and wants her to be able to grieve and grow, and somehow get her life back together.
Baez also acknowledged prosecutors, calling called them a fine group of attorneys.
The jurors will not be speaking to the media. Court officials said the jurors are asking for the media to respect their privacy and don't want to make any comments at the courthouse. The group of seven women and five men were brought in from Pinellas County and sequestered for the entire trial that started in mid-May.
Casey was returned to the Orange County Jail after the verdict was read Tuesday.She will remain in protective custody status until her sentencing.
Orlando's chief prosecutor said his attorneys are disappointed with the verdict but they presented every piece of evidence that existed.
State Attorney Lawson Lamar said the case was very difficult to prove. Lamar also said the delay in recovering Caylee's remains was a considerable disadvantage.
Lamar and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings also urged the public to respect the jury's decision and maintain a peaceful resolve.
Caylee disappeared in June 2008 and her body was found in woods near her grandparents' home six months later
Courtesy of Bay news 9
In my opinion from this verdict Casey Anthony can now go back to her former party girl ways ans live the life she always wanted with huge guilt on her mind, soul and heart as she gets away from murder charges of her innocent daughter.
Rest in peace little Caylee.