The jury has deliberated and found Casey Anthony not guilty of the murder of her toddler. The jury did find her guilty of providing false information to the police.
It looks like the defense was able to successfully create a doubt in the government’s case that the mother did it. In fact the defense’s position was that no one killed the child. Instead, the child died in a tragic accident involving a pool and the accused’s father, the child’s grandfather, decided to place the child’s body in the woods to make it appear that the child was killed.
It’s a rare case with an even rarer finding. Another “Notice to Prosecutors” everywhere – know where the line of ‘beyond every reasonable doubt’ is for each case you have, and be sure to take your compelling case over it.
From the Orlando Sentinel:
Casey Anthony is not guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of her two-year-old daughter Caylee Marie.
Prosecutors did not prove Casey Anthony was guilty of capital murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie, a 12-member jury found this afternoon
Her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, walked out of the courtroom while Casey Anthony was being fingerprinted.
The verdict means 25-year-old Anthony was found not guilty of all charges except for four counts of providing false information to law enforcement officer. She will be spared a death sentence, but could still potentially face years behind bars in a Florida prison.
She will be sentenced Thursday at 9 a.m.
Still a little girl has died and her mother will be viewed by many in the public eye as guilty of the child’s death, despite the jury verdict. It just goes to show that sometimes the court of public opinion matters the most.