Casey Anthony verdict in!

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Casey Anthony verdict in!
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 2:43pm

Casey Anthony found not guilty of murdering daughter ...

ORLANDO, Fla. — After a trial that riveted the nation with its twists and turns, Casey Anthony was found not guilty on Tuesday of murdering her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony.

Anthony held back tears as the verdict was read and then held her face and hugged her chief lawyer, Jose Baez.

The only counts Anthony was guilty of were for providing false information to investigators. Judge Belvin Perry said he would sentence her on those four counts on Thursday morning. Full story

Thoughts?


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 8:05pm
I think you are right.
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 9:24pm

Before I read any other responses, my immediate reaction was disbelief.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 9:46pm
She was also charged with manslaughter & child abuse. So, even though the jury might not have felt there was enough evidence for 1st degree murder, there were lesser charges that would have easily applied in this case.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 08-10-2010
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 10:01pm

Disappointed, but not shocked.

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Registered: 08-30-2002
Tue, 07-05-2011 - 10:48pm

I wonder why this "inoccent" woman wasn't standing on the steps of the courthouse,



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Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:16am
<< I wonder why this "inoccent" woman wasn't standing on the steps of the courthouse, demanding that the police find her childs murderer, rather than celebrating her acquittal? >> Because her defense was that she drowned and Casey and her father hid the body.

 

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Registered: 08-10-2010
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:17am

She had 3 years to demand that the real killer be found - she never did.

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Registered: 07-06-2011
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:54am
The DA could not prove how the child died. Major issue in a murder case
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Registered: 07-06-2011
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:57am
Why would she when she knew the baby drowned. I think dad covered it up for her. big mess got out of control when the media got a hold of it .
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 2:11am

I think you have it.

dragowoman