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Casey Anthony Juror: 'Sick to Our Stomachs' Over Not Guilty Verdict
ABC NEWS ^ | July 6,2011 | MARY KATE BURKE, JESSICA HOPPER and ENJOLI FRANCIS

Posted on 07/06/2011 6:31:34 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Casey Anthony juror Jennifer Ford said today that she and the other jurors cried and were "sick to our stomachs" after voting to acquit Casey Anthony of charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

"I did not say she was innocent," said Ford, who had previously only been identified as juror number 3. "I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be."

The jury's jaw dropping not guilty verdict shocked court observers, but it was also a difficult moment for the panel, Ford said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. No one from the jury was willing to come out and talk to the media in the hours after the verdict.

"Everyone wonders why we didn't speak to the media right away," Ford said. "It was because we were sick to our stomach to get that verdict. We were crying and not just the women. It was emotional and we weren't ready. We wanted to do it with integrity and not contribute to the sensationalism of the trial."

Instead of murder, Casey Anthony, 25, was found guilty of four counts of lying to law enforcement and could be released from jail as early as Thursday.

Ford praised the jurors.

"They picked a great bunch of people, such high integrity. And there was high morale," she said. "We all joked. We are like a big group of cousins."

Casey Anthony Prosecutor: 'All Came Down to Cause of Death'

Earlier today, the prosecutor and an alternate juror agreed on why the jury had refused to convict Anthony: They couldn't prove how little Caylee Anthony died.

"It all came down to the evidence," said Florida state attorney Jeff Ashton on "The View."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
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1 posted on 07/06/2011 6:31:36 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Was she paid to talk?????


2 posted on 07/06/2011 6:32:19 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

This is such crap. The evidence for manslaughter, at least, was overwhelming. And for murder it was a slam-dunk for anyone who added up all of the coincidental evidence. And yes, if there is enough coincidental evidence, and it forms a tight enough pattern, it is enough to convict for murder one.

If Casey was a man, she would have been convicted of first degree murder, and no one would even remotely question it.


3 posted on 07/06/2011 6:36:15 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Hojczyk

>”They picked a great bunch of people, such high integrity. And there was high morale,” she said. “We all joked. We are like a big group of cousins.” <

You were sick to your stomachs AND you were joking around??

Eff you Ford and the rest of your clown jurors.


4 posted on 07/06/2011 6:37:36 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FAK BARAK)
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To: Hojczyk

Dennis Miller said it best tonight when he said Anthony was entitled to a jury of 12 of her peers. She’s a moron and they managed to find 12 other morons. LOL!


5 posted on 07/06/2011 6:38:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: Hojczyk
They made the vast majority of the public sick with the verdict, too. Poor Caylee. Lying in the swamp, placed there by her mother, for so long that all the evidence of guilt degenerated to the point that the jurors simply couldn't even convict her mother of child abuse. I'd like to know why, if Caylee accidentally drowned like Casey said, was there duct tape over her nose and mouth??? The case will be quietly closed. Toddlers don't matter when there are big bucks to be made by fooling insipid jurors.
6 posted on 07/06/2011 6:39:02 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Hojczyk
""""Casey Anthony juror Jennifer Ford said today that she and the other jurors cried and were "sick to our stomachs" after voting to acquit Casey Anthony of charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee."""

WHAT THE HELL? She is "sick to our stomachs", what the hell?

When you checked that NOT GUILTY box, you knew what you were doing. Are you as STUPID AS YOU SOUND with that statement.

Did you think that was a trick question? Simple question, Guilty, Not Guilty, just which one did YOU check madamn?

You make me sick to my stomach, you idiot.

7 posted on 07/06/2011 6:39:48 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Hojczyk

>> Casey Anthony juror Jennifer Ford said today that she and the other jurors cried and were “sick to our stomachs” after voting to acquit Casey Anthony

Then *why* did you vote that way? Good grief.


8 posted on 07/06/2011 6:40:12 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Talisker

She left her little girl “lost” for 31 days (before her body was found). The girl ended up dead. BUT.....someone said she was still “a good mother!”


9 posted on 07/06/2011 6:40:35 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Hojczyk

“Huekler said he believed Caylee’s death was just a horrific accident and that Casey Anthony was a good mother.”
You can’t fix stupid.


10 posted on 07/06/2011 6:40:36 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Hojczyk
Idjits!
11 posted on 07/06/2011 6:41:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Hojczyk
Sensationalism? This juror was sequestered. Why was she aware of "sensationalism"?

Right there is a good reason to bring the jury back and start questioning them about their behavior ~ and sending the guilty ones to jail to depurge themselves!

12 posted on 07/06/2011 6:41:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Hojczyk

Oh cry me a river you ignorant woman! I hope you never forget what you and those 11 other morons have done.


13 posted on 07/06/2011 6:41:13 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Hojczyk
Sensationalism? This juror was sequestered. Why was she aware of "sensationalism"?

Right there is a good reason to bring the jury back and start questioning them about their behavior ~ and sending the guilty ones to jail to depurge themselves!

14 posted on 07/06/2011 6:41:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Talisker

Are you playing the man vs. woman card?

The evidence was not overwhelming, you don’t know the whole story, you were not in the court room, you got all of your info from the media...just let it go.

The jury has ruled. Hopefully you get an open-minded jury when you are charged with a crime.


15 posted on 07/06/2011 6:41:57 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: originalbuckeye
I'd like to know why, if Caylee accidentally drowned like Casey said, was there duct tape over her nose and mouth???

Yep. This same jury that "couldn't find the facts" for any conviction, somehow believed Casey when she said Caylee drowned in the pool, even though there are no facts to support that contention - and it's being made by the same person they DID convict for what? Lying! And lying about what? Her missing daughter!

Yeah, they were really driven by facts.

:: spit ::

16 posted on 07/06/2011 6:42:34 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Hojczyk
"We are like a big group of cousins."

That explains it, doesn't it.


17 posted on 07/06/2011 6:42:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Hojczyk

The prosecutors blew it, they were never able to determine cause of death...see

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/transcript/casey-anthony-case-csi-look-forensic-evidence

And then the body was cremated, to where no further forensics could be performed..the whole thing stinks...


18 posted on 07/06/2011 6:42:59 PM PDT by Fred (Palin/Bachmann 2012 OR Bachmann/Palin 2012......that is the ticket!!!)
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To: Hojczyk
"I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be."

There you go. Some people persist in thinking that the problem here wasn't the jury. It's just that the prosecution didn't do a good job. Nope. They were idiots.

They weren't being asked to determine the punishment. That would only have happened if they had voted guilty on the 1st degree murder charge, and that would have been a separate proceeding.

Can't prove what the crime was? Let's see. The child's body is found in bag, dumped in a field, with duct tape wrapped around the head. Call me naive, but I think the crime we're looking at here is pretty obvious. But I guess I don't have an idiot's perspective.

19 posted on 07/06/2011 6:43:28 PM PDT by mlo
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To: muawiyah

“Why was she aware of “sensationalism”? “

The jury saw the throngs of people and media in and out of the courthouse.

They knew that they were hearing a case in Orlando because the Orlando jury pool was so tainted by media coverage.


20 posted on 07/06/2011 6:44:04 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Talisker

Lazy bunch of slackers. They wouldn’t take the time to reason out what was believable and what wasn’t.

Maybe the judge should have told them explicitly that cause of death is not vital to a guilty verdict. As time passes details slip away. They let her off because the ‘Demon Spawn’ bought enough time.

The Manslaughter charge only required that she was associated in the death not responsible for it. She was that.


21 posted on 07/06/2011 6:46:27 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Hojczyk

Could have gone with a hung jury then. At least the case could have been re-tried later on...Whatever...nation of idiots, arrogant shmucks abound and everything is upside down in this topsy turvy society.


22 posted on 07/06/2011 6:47:31 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Retired Greyhound
They were sequestered. I've been to DUI court (with a family friend who fortunately got a good lawyer) and they had MORE people there than in that Anthony trial.

That's not "sensationalism" ~ that's what you watch on the TV talking head shows. This knowledge is evidence of juror misbehavior. We need know only how widespread it was.

23 posted on 07/06/2011 6:47:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Retired Greyhound
Are you playing the man vs. woman card?

IN SPADES, CHAMP.

The evidence was not overwhelming, you don’t know the whole story, you were not in the court room, you got all of your info from the media...just let it go.

Unless you were a juror, you're limited by the same restrictions you just stated. So why are you so sure of yourself? Or are you suggesting that no one should have any opinion, and we should just presume that we simply cannot think at all, and must be told by our betters what things mean? (except you, of course)

The jury has ruled. Hopefully you get an open-minded jury when you are charged with a crime.

The jury is WRONG. Obviously wrong. Openly wrong. Demonstrably wrong. There's been a GROSS miscarriage of justice, and it's plain to tens of millions of people, not just me.

Hopefully if you're ever arrested, you'll be able to lick the necessary jackboots shiny enough to keep from being charged with a crime.

Your demand for cringing obedience and self-abnegation is hereby REJECTED.

24 posted on 07/06/2011 6:48:40 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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Lazy bunch of slackers. They wouldn’t take the time to reason out what was believable and what wasn’t.

Exactly...

25 posted on 07/06/2011 6:50:37 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Talisker

You are so right. You put all the pieces together and unless you’re dumber than ditch water, you’ll come to the conclusion that Casey Anthony is a lyin’, cold-blooded killer. HELLO???


26 posted on 07/06/2011 6:51:03 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: muawiyah

I’m sorry people don’t believe in jury trials any more. we should have just skipped the trial since you and the media are so certain of her guilt.

Casey Anthony is a repugnant woman who will probably be dead in five years. She won’t be missed.

But she got her day in court, as all Americans should be entitled.

I hope the burden of proof continues to rest with the state before the liberals and media mob eliminate due process.


27 posted on 07/06/2011 6:51:34 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Hojczyk

What a bunch of worthless pieces of crap. So since the body was so badly decomposed that they couldn’t determine the exact cause of death the jury is saying no murder occurred. This conclusion comes despite the fact that circumstantial evidence clearly pointed to Casey Anthony being involved in the death of her child. The jury still could have convicted Anthony for manslaughter. These idiots were too dumb to realize this isn’t CSI or Law and Order. May God have mercy on all of their souls.


28 posted on 07/06/2011 6:52:34 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Talisker

That was an incoherent post, but I’ll reply anyway.

I’m not saying she’s innocent. She’s probably guilty. Wasn’t proven.

So, again, if you are ever charged with a crime, I hope your jurors are more respectful of innocent until proven guilty than you are.


29 posted on 07/06/2011 6:54:02 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

>>But she got her day in court, as all Americans should be entitled.<<

One thing you are overlooking. We as Americans have the right to speak out when we believe there ha been a travesty of justice.

Sorry it bugs you so much, but deal with it.


30 posted on 07/06/2011 6:54:27 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Retired Greyhound

There is a saying which covers this, better a thousand guilty men go free than one innocent man be convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.


31 posted on 07/06/2011 6:55:33 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Lazy bunch of slackers. They wouldn’t take the time to reason out what was believable and what wasn’t.

You got that right. If that baby were in their family tree, or in their neighborhood, they wouldn't have spent only 10 hours, 45 minutes, and 33 seconds on a case like this. These wimps didn't have the intellectual stamina nor the internal value of human life that required their due diligence.

32 posted on 07/06/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Talisker

Wonder if the prosecution should have gone for the negligient homicide lesser charge....what sane mother lets a kid disappear for a month without reporting it. That alone is BIGTIME as circumstantial evidence it would seem.


33 posted on 07/06/2011 6:56:36 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Look, this wasn't a case where Casey was charged with walking down the street and doing a snatch and grab on sombody else's kid and then killing him or her.

She starts out with CUSTODY of the kid. She loses the kid somehow, parties for a month, and finally tells a lie about why the kid is missing 31days later at the prompting of her mother.

That's a lot different.

Because of the custody and possession aspect of the case we necessarily treat Casey's statements a bit different than those of someone who was just a stranger.

People who have kids know these things intimately. People without kids find it incredible we might hold a parent accountable for their own child's whereabouts.

She's guilty ~

34 posted on 07/06/2011 6:56:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Retired Greyhound
More nonsense. Why do you keep saying this stuff?

"I’m sorry people don’t believe in jury trials any more. we should have just skipped the trial since you and the media are so certain of her guilt."

Nobody is saying that. That's not the point. We have every right to disagree with a jury verdict. That doesn't equate to throwing out the system.

"I hope the burden of proof continues to rest with the state before the liberals and media mob eliminate due process."

Again, who had the burden of proof is not the point, and no mob is trying to eliminate due process. All that's happened here is that a particular jury in a particular case was incredibly stupid, and the public recognizes it.

35 posted on 07/06/2011 6:57:07 PM PDT by mlo
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Speaking out about it is one thing.

Threatening jurors is another. It threatens the whole system.

I prefer a country where the state has to meet a great burden for conviction.

Otherwise, liberty loving folks like us (Christians, Tea Partiers) will be the first to be locked up.


36 posted on 07/06/2011 6:57:18 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Nervous Tick
> Casey Anthony juror Jennifer Ford said today that she and the other jurors cried and were “sick to our stomachs” after voting to acquit Casey Anthony
Then *why* did you vote that way? Good grief.

Are you joking?

They all knew 2 essential things.

Casey Anthony was complicit and guilt of SOMETHING.

The Government did a $#!tty job of PROVING the elements of the convictions they DECIDED to seek.

BLAME THE APPROPRIATE PARTY.

37 posted on 07/06/2011 6:58:05 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: Talisker

It was a big mistake for the prosecutor to go for the death penalty charge. That became too much of a distraction and an obstacle.


38 posted on 07/06/2011 6:58:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: FlingWingFlyer

EXACTLY RIGHT.


39 posted on 07/06/2011 6:59:25 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: mlo

That’s the vibe I’m getting.

Nancy Grace and the mob had this woman convicted before she stepped into the courthouse.

The jury sat in the same room with her, took measure of her, listened to the evidence, and still had doubts.

I’m just looking at the big picture.


40 posted on 07/06/2011 7:00:09 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Hojczyk

The whole famn damily went to Disney!, courtesy of ABC


41 posted on 07/06/2011 7:00:22 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

One of the jurors was scheduled to leave on a cruise tomorrow, everyone was rushing through last week to meet her schedule, I have to wonder how much that affected the speed of deliberations.


42 posted on 07/06/2011 7:01:01 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Danae

I agree with that statement.

I would rather a guilty Casey Anthony go free than any innocent person to be convicted.


43 posted on 07/06/2011 7:03:23 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: muawiyah

They probably saw many media in the courtroom so that may be a hint of the sensationalism.

And get real, the jury had no motive to release this woman other then the instructions by the court. The anger over this case is being misdirected and should be aimed at the prosecution. They overreached and overplayed.


44 posted on 07/06/2011 7:03:37 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: muawiyah

I hold her accountable. She was charged with murder, and it wasn’t proven.


45 posted on 07/06/2011 7:04:57 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

I’ve read your comments the last two days and find them quite amusing. No one is questioning the jury system in America but we are questioning the ability of this jury to reason and logically think through the evidence presented. While I’m not sure I could have convicted her on first degree murder the evidnce cleary pointed to manslaughter.


46 posted on 07/06/2011 7:05:22 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I think the media is doing serious damage to our already crippled legal system.

I was disgusted by the whole circus. It was like Romans flocking the the Colosseum to see a good bloodbath.


47 posted on 07/06/2011 7:05:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: EnquiringMind

The whole dang process was a nationalized freak show complete with the media as the clowns. Whoever though years ago the National Enquirer would become mainstream journalism—yet here we are...


48 posted on 07/06/2011 7:05:33 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: Retired Greyhound

>>Threatening jurors is another. It threatens the whole system.
<<

Who’s threatening jurors? Report them if this is happening.

Otherwise, don’t paint with a broad brush.


49 posted on 07/06/2011 7:05:37 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Hojczyk

I have no empathy for these jurors. Juror number 3 and the rest of them, should have at least considered the evidence.

About 10 hours, including meals and they walk out with nothing... but feeling sick.

They SHOULD feel sick and I suspect some of them will feel sick for the rest of their lives.


50 posted on 07/06/2011 7:06:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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