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Casey Anthony found not guilty, jurors don’t want to talk to press

Jurors who found Casey Anthony not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter are asking for the media to respect their privacy.

They don’t want to make any comments on the case, the press was told.

The group of seven women and five men were brought in from the Tampa Bay area and sequestered for the entire trial that started in mid-May.

They reached their verdict after fewer than 11 hours. Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday. She wept as the judge read the verdict. She had been charged with first-degree murder, which could have resulted in the death penalty.

The jury found her guilty on four counts of lying to police about the circumstances surrounding the death of Caylee.



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Keir

posted July 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm


There is obviously something seriously wrong with the American jury system. Twenty years ago it was clear that the average juror was too ignorant to understand basic scientific evidence (corrupt DNA does not make it likelier to transform into the main suspect’s DNA). America’s education system has, during my lifetime, been criticised to the point that the NY Times pays writers to laud the virtues of the fascist Chinese system where a population of 1.4 billion has two universities known abroad, and where corruption is so rampant universities abroad refuse to acknowledge the qualifications gained from nearly all. Clearly ignorant people such as Bush and Palin are held up to be the best that a population of 300 million could hope for to represent them in these most challenging times. In the past this intelligence deficit was seen as threatening the country’s future scientists, economists, doctors… now it seems that it is affecting the very idea of justice itself. A dystopia if ever there was one.



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Selenia

posted July 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm


I am shocked with the failure in the Caylee Anthony’s cry for JUSTICE. A complete abortion and disgrace for the loss of an angel. A disrespect to human intelligence, a smear to the trust placed in the carrying of the Law System. The inhuman behavior of the Defense system, the laughing of this JOKER .
The jury doesn’t want to face the press, because they are afraid and ASHAMED, they party with the Defense tea knowing how wrong they were. OUTRAGEOUS…



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Henrietta22

posted July 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm


For all the jurors to be on the same page of not talking to the media, my feelings are why? I wanted to hear why they were so positive that all the circumstantial evidence didn’t point directly on Cayce, when the prosecutors lined it up so succinctly. I think jurors should be given some sort of test to see if they can read, and are able to comprehend what they are hearing and reading. So much of the pop. aren’t able to, and I say that by what I read in comments in all the news area. I don’t feel that justice was done for Caylee, but our God will take care of this in his own time. Scott Peterson in CA was declared guilty with much less circumstantial evidence. So what you said Keir bares this out, that our jury system needs a huge update.



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JRW

posted July 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm


When this jury learns the very relevant facts that were not allowed to be discussed in the courtroom, that show a guilty verdict would have been appropriate, they will have to live with the fact that the forced doubts they manufactured were shameful. Even by considering only the testimony and evidence that was shown on television, the very same information that they were seeing and hearing in the courtroom, I came to the conclusion that Miss Anthony was guilty of a crime that resulted in the death of her daughter. I also believe that the great number of people that are shocked and disgusted with this result based their reaction on the same facts as they were presented day after day during the trial. Another poster mentioned the need for reading and writing skills to insure correct verdicts being possible.
That is certainly true, but what I believe was missing in the thought process of the jurors in this case had nothing to do with their intelectual education. In fact it has been reported that many have advanced schooling and are, or have been employed in professional level jobs.
So what do I believe was absent in the thought process these jurors used in making their decisions???????????????????????????????????

COMMON SENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Allan

posted July 6, 2011 at 7:28 am


I just wonder if the verdict would have been different had there been no possibility of the death penalty.



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Henrietta22

posted July 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm


I think it would have been Allan. Seems that every state has a different way of judging verdicts. Justice in court cases should be all the same in every state so every victim, murderer, violator has the same rules to be judged under. When Perry read how the jury was to decide, I thought if she accidently killed her daughter, and that is what I came to believe, she shouldn’t get the death sentence, she should have life with no parole. Where is justice? Certainly Caylee didn’t receive it yesterday. Now the jury has inferred the Defense is right, and her father and brother are abusers and Caylee died in the backyard pool, and the meter reader played with Caylees bones for a few days. Such ridiculous nonsense.



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cknuck

posted July 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm


don’t blame the jury they had a hard job to do. with the evidence presented and the defense’s argument the only way to come to a guilty verdict would have to be all emotion. The defense did a bang up good job and prosecutors not.



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pagansister

posted July 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm


As I’m sure everyone has heard from one juror, the verdict didn’t mean she was innocent, but that the evidence wasn’t conclusive to PROVE she did it. What? So you let her go free? Guess so! :o( The defense was apparently able to make “reasonable doubt” with it’s evidence. Yes, cknuck—they had a hard job—but how can 12 people be of one mind in this case? Obviously we will never know.



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pagansister

posted July 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm


The face I made above was typed in as a sad face and it came out as a smile one. IT was NOT intended to be…believe me!



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