Verdict reached in Anthony trial

After deliberating for 10 hours over two days, the jury in the Casey Anthony murder trial has finally reached a verdict, which the judge will read at 1:15 p.m. central time.

On the plate for Anthony, 25, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, includes a possible first-degree murder conviction for which the prosecution is seeking the death penalty. The charges could also be reduced to second-degree murder or she could pull an OJ and be acquitted.

For those who don’t know the basics of the trial (in which case I assume you’ve been living in a cave for the past several months), the BBC has a good breakdown.

UPDATE: Casey Anthony was found not guilty on all counts except lying to a law enforcement officer. We’re still trying to pick our jaws up off the floor in the newsroom.

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4 Responses to Verdict reached in Anthony trial

  1. The lone reader says:

    If I never hear the name Casey Anthony again it will be too soon.

    It is a pity that the news media doesn’t spend as much time explaining things that are really important, like how our economy could collapse by the the simple act of Saudi and the other OPEC countries simply allowing for the payment of oil in something other than US dollars.

  2. Ken Hamilton says:

    Amen, lone reader. Until Sunday afternoon I had paid almost no attention to this media circus. Obviously, regardless of whether Casey Anthony did or didn’t have a part in her daughter’s death, the government failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. I do find it interesting watching the talking heads on the news channels acting like, “How dare the jurors not agree with us!”.

  3. Jessica says:

    The jury did what they could with what they had to work with. The verdict showed that they went with the evidence they were given and not with their emotions. It amazes me how Casey Anthony never had to get on the stand. If she would have the outcome may have been different. I think since this case involved the death of a child it is important but I agree that are things going on that are just as important or more so.

  4. Ken Hamilton says:

    Casey Anthony did not get on the stand because per Amendment V of the U.S. constitution she did not have to.

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