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Casey Anthony: Not Guilty of Murder, Manslaughter, Child Abuse

Casey Anthony: Not Guilty of Murder, Manslaughter, Child Abuse

Casey Anthony was declared not guilty on charges of first degree murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse after a jury delivered their verdict on Tuesday (July 5) in Orange County, Florida.

The 25-year-old mother of Caylee Anthony was accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter after Caylee went missing back in 2008. Casey did not report Caylee as being missing to law enforcement until 31 days after her disappearance.

Casey‘s case was up for the death penalty if the jury had found her guilty of murder.

Although she was cleared of the most serious charges, Casey was found guilty of four counts of lying to law enforcement.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the news of Casey Anthony’s verdict?

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  • ib8

    The new OJ. She better leave the country along with those 12 jurors or she may be murdered herself.

  • bobby

    Crazy!!!!!!!!!S***!!!!!!! How could she do that to kids? What kind of human she is?

  • Alexx

    I knew she’d get not guilty. I am happy she got off, but sad that Caylee is still dead. No winner in this case truly. Her life is ruined now, but I am happy she got off with little charges!

  • J12003

    When I watched the verdict on the TV my jaw literally dropped. Anyone in their right mind knows this woman in a murderer, look at the facts! They let a murderer go free… absolutely unbelievable.

  • ck_always

    This isn’t surprising. I can’t believe people actually thought she was going to be found guilty of murder. Bunch of people who probably never watched or listened to the trial thoroughly. There was a severe lack of evidence planting Casey to the murder. Not saying she’s innocent, because I think she’s guilty, but that’s the way our judicial system works. She’ll be killed in prison regardless unless they segregate her.

  • lissett

    this is such bullshit!! i’m usually a lover not a fighter but i hope someone takes justice into their own hands. The jury must have been a bunch of tards.. jesus lovers who don’t believe in the death penalty… how about caylee’s death fu cker s?

  • Gill Tee

    women(mothers) can get away with murder

  • Manu

    The veredict was obvious

  • clamity

    im sorry but if your child goes missing and you report it 31 days later thats messed up this verdict sucks justice has not been served poor child she is in heaven now

  • Mike

    She is guilty and the jurors are stupid…isnt the first time nor will it be the last.

  • BS!

    She’s guilty as sin

  • ck_always

    @lissett: Newsflash princess, we live in a cruel world.

  • Gill T.

    Maybe she can get a reality show. There’s no shortage of morons in ‘Merca to watch it.

  • Meendy

    Disgusting. I hope she burns in hell.

  • Greg

    @ck_always: Newsflash a*shole who defends child killers, jump off a cliff.

  • sillyme

    This is shameful. Someone said it above, but it’s just like the OJ Simpson verdict. Hopefully, she will wind up where she belongs, like OJ did. Of course, now she’ll make tons of money off her daughter’s death. Interviews, probably a book deal. It’s very sad.

  • calamityjane

    our judicial system is flawed beyond belief.

  • calamityjane

    how long before pictures of her partying show up all over the net?
    anyone care to make some bets?

  • Judas

    I’m so happy she got off. There was No way she was guilty and the lack of evidence proved that- no matter if anyone disagrees or not she will walk free and I’m so glad for that. YOU GO CASEY. She is so strong and so wonderful :) with time served she’ll be out so soon, i bet she is so relieved. way to go jury + casey.

  • ck_always

    @Greg: Are you dumb or something? Quote my comment(s) and let me know where I’m defending a child killer. Get back at me with that, please.

  • laverdadduele

    WTF is wrong with the jurors???? Where is a sniper when you need one? Anyway, karma will get this piece of garbage.

  • Zoe

    Disgusting. She better change her name and leave the country because she’ll have a bullseye on her forehead now. She is a sociopath. No remorse or anything about killing her kid. And all the lies she told about her father and brother to save her own ass. NOTHING was every substantiated. She lied, lied, lied, right from the get-go, never quit and never cared who she hurt in the process as long as Casey got her way. Sociopath.

  • chris

    glad baby girl is in heaven and not here suffering with a sick, disgusting self-centered woman who never deserved her in the first place

  • Tamara

    What a miscarriage of justice, just like OJ and countless others. Scott Peterson was convicted with a lot less evidence. It seems like jurors from Florida and Southern CA are morons.

  • how dumb

    This just proves Americans are stupid.

  • lala

    she is Guilty she should be in jail for the rest of her life!

  • Judas

    @Alexx:

    this is the best day ever. should be a holiday

  • Heather

    Caylee is in heaven with the lord now.

  • how dumb

    The whole entire family is sick and only care about Casey.

  • JUSTICE NOT SERVED

    If your kid drowned would you put ducktape on the kids mouth, with a happy face sticker on it, dump her in the wood and then party for 6 weeks?

  • delilah

    Look. Not guilty does not mean, “innocent.” What this verdict means is that the Prosecution did not prove it’s case, and maybe with such slender evidence, they really should have not asked for a verdict that involved the death penalty.

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  • ck_always

    @Heather: She’s probably up there dancing her ass off to Lady Gaga.

  • michelle

    Riddle me this….they found her guilty of lying to the police, what do they think she was lying about and why?
    I didn’t expect first degree murder….but HOW could she not be guilty of manslaughter, or at the least aggravated child abuse?
    Or even if they believed the defense that she drowned in the swimming pool…how do you not get charges against you for hiding a body?

    I have never been so clear that someone was quilty in my life….and now, she will be a celebrity and make a fortune on book and movie deals.

  • michelle

    @delilah:
    I agree to this. They overreached, and she walks on Thursday.

  • Heather

    @ck_always: re

    Are you trying to be funny?

  • ck_always

    @Heather: Oops, I knew I should have added some lol’s in there somewhere!

  • katz

    UNFRIGGIN BELIEVEABLE!

  • Heather

    @ck_always:

    Are you trying to be funny?

  • ck_always

    @Greg: You find that quote yet, buddy?

  • Me

    I bet if this was in a state where the death penalty wasnt on the table, she would have been guilty.
    I’m disgusted by the justice system and horrified at the thought of how many other cases there are like this one that arent in the news..

  • Lila

    It makes me so mad that is woman is going to walk away free. The only thing that comforts me is that she will become a social pariah. I hope that people will give her such a bad time that she wishes that she was back in jail.

  • teri

    Hate this verdict! She had 31 days to clean up any evidence and twist some more lies. Poor Caylee…RIP baby girl.

  • http://www.thecelebritycafe.com TheCelebrityCafe

    I haven’t watched the trial that closely but I am confused as to how she is innocent. The evidence that I caught made it seem like she was definitely a murder. Also not reporting your child missing after 31 days doesn’t seem right. A good mother would report as soon as possible

  • ck_always

    @TheCelebrityCafe: Everything points to her being guilty. There are no other suspects. But there is absolutely NO hard evidence that puts her hand in killing her child or handling the body or attempted murder. It’s not that the jury thinks she’s innocent deep down, it’s what they have to do. You cannot falsely accuse someone with a lack of evidence, that’s the way the system works. Our country’s balls so-to-speak are being grabbed by the country itself. It sucks, but that’s life. It won’t be the last time it happens.

  • :)

    What did she need chloroform for? Maybe shes making her own line of teflon pots and pans . smh

  • Marieme

    The stupidest 12 people on earth chosen to serve. What are the odds on that? Now she (Casey the murderer) is set to make millions. That whole family is a bunch of disgusting liars imo. Maybe not Lee, but he got duped for too long by his “innocent” sister. Disgusting!

  • Chy

    Wow!!! Truly shocked. However, we need to understand that just because she was not found guilty does not mean that she is innocent. AGAIN…it does not mean she is innocent. It just means that with the information and evidence presented in the court room, not in the media, is not proven conducive enough to produce a guilty verdict. This is the same as the OJ Simpson trial. There was a lot of evidence, that could have produced a guilty verdict, but it was not permitted in court. Truth be told the verdict of not guilty is far worse than a verdict of guilty for her. If she would have been given a guilty verdict, she would have gotten the death penalty. Now that she’s not going to prison for life or to be put to death there is no way she will be able to live a life of normalcy because millions, if not billions, of people believe she is guilty and there is no way she will ever be able to live it down.

  • taylor

    shame shame shame same shame shame …. this just isnt right poor caylee .. and the thought that she could ever have another child just makes me sick!

  • Kerra

    @chris: That is the best way to think of it.

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