Court membership Belvin Perry Evidence Four hundred pieces of evidence were presented.
The jury declined to convict her of either first degree murder or manslaughter. Instead, the jurors found Casey Anthony guilty on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement, which are misdemeanors.
It's possible she could be released from prison later this week. Clutching the hand of her defense attorney Jose Baez, Casey Anthony began to sob as the verdict was read. The rest of her defense team stood beside her, also clutching hands.
She thanked Baez as she was swarmed by the defense team. Her parents, Cindy and George Anthony, left the courtroom as Judge Belvin Perry read further instructions to the jury and did not approach their daughter.
They later released a statement saying, "Despite the baseless defense chosen by Casey Anthony, the family believes that the Jury made a fair decision based on the evidence presented, the testimony presented, the scientific information presented and the rules that were given to them by the Honorable Judge Perry to guide them.
Casey Anthony, who sat grim faced throughout the six weeks of testimony, beamed happily as she was fingerprinted in the courtroom for her misdemeanor convictions. Sentencing on the guilty counts will be held on 9 a. The maximum sentence applicable in this case is four years, but having already served two and a half years behind bars, Casey Anthony stands to serve one and a half years.
Casey Anthony could be let out on bail before her Thursday sentencing if the defense asks for it and the judge agrees. In a press conference after the verdict, defense attorney Cheney Mason railed at the media for their wall-to-wall coverage of the trial, remarking that it was "media assassination" filled with "bias and prejudice and incompetent talking heads.
Caylee has passed on far, far too soon. It's that simple," said Baez. Prosecutor Jeff Ashton, who had entered the courtroom to roaring applause, sat shaking his head after the verdict. Ashton declined to speak after the trial, but the state attorney's office announced that Ashton had promptly retired.
Outside the courtroom, spectators screamed "Lord! People comforted each other and cried, one man remarking that Casey Anthony should leave town because she's not welcome in Orlando. One woman said, "[The verdict] is going to make millions of people think they can get away with killing their child That isn't a good depiction of what our justice system is like or should be.
This isn't a good depiction of what our justice system is like or should be. In New York's Times Square, the reaction to the verdict was emotional.
Prosecutors claimed that Casey Anthony killed her daughter by drugging Caylee with chloroform and suffocating her with duct tape over her mouth and nose.
She killed Caylee, prosecutor Jeff Ashton claimed in his closing argument, because Casey Anthony had to choose between her child and "the life she wanted.Jun 16, · That uncertainty was also expressed in a statement released by an attorney for Casey Anthony's family.
"While the family may never know what happened to Caylee Marie Anthony, they now have closure.
Oxygen Media, the destination for high quality crime programming, takes a deep dive into one of the most notorious cases of the past decade in a three-night special event, “The Case of: Caylee Anthony,” airing Saturday, May 19, Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 at ET/PT.. From Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Tom Forman (“The Case .
Nov 17, · It is a case that has captivated the country. In the summer of , Orlando, Fla. toddler Caylee Anthony disappeared, only to be discovered six months later a . Caylee Marie Anthony (August 9, – ) was an American girl who lived in Orlando, Florida (United States), with her mother, Casey Marie Anthony (born March 19, ), and her maternal grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony.
On July 15, , she was reported missing in a call made by Cindy, who said she had not seen Caylee . The Case of Caylee Anthony: The Defense S1/Ep2: Jim Clemente and Laura Richards sit down with Cheney Mason who served on the Defense Co-Counsel and ask him to explain Casey’s month of silence before reporting Caylee missing.
The timeline of the Casey Anthony case chronicles the events surrounding the death of Caylee Marie Anthony and the trial of her mother, Casey Anthony.