Casey Anthony Verdict: Found Not Guilty Of Murder
The nation has been transfixed on the Casey Anthony trial for three years and the verdict is in.
After nine hours of deliberation— a short time that was an indication of how the decision might go—the jury just delivered a verdict of not guilty to the bigger charge of first degree murder. To the charges of aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child she was also found not guilty. She was, however, found guilty of the less serious charge of providing false information to law enforcement officers.
Either by drowning or her mother’s hand, Caylee Anthony tragically died at two years old. FOX News’ Geraldo Rivera called a potential guilty verdict “society’s revenge against her.”
The then 22-year-old Casey reported her daughter missing in October 2008. When she was first arrested, reporters described her as “almost haughty” and “defiant.” Three years later (incarcerated the whole time) she now looks gaunt, defeated—and granted the chance to see another day.
Casey Anthony will be sentenced at Thursday 9am ET, later this week.