Note to those who celebrate this as a “VICTORY.”
A little girl is dead. A mother who is very likely to have murdered her or at the least had a great deal to do with the coverup has been acquitted.
If the mother is indeed guilty, Caylee has been denied justice forever, at least in earthly courts.
Celebrate if you like. I believe it is a very hollow victory.
Just because the “guilty sometimes go free” under our system, that is not a “good” thing. It is NOT a reason to celebrate.
Murderers going free is an unfortunate byproduct of having an imperfect system, even though it is the best thing we’ve come up with so far.
But pop the champagne corks, if that’s how you roll.
"Very likely to have murdered." your phrase speaks a mouthful because under our rule of law, under our Constitution, a criminal conviction requires "proof beyond a reasonable doubt," and indeed, a conviction upon a lower standard (i.e., "very likely") would violate the 5th and 14th Amendments.