Skip to comments.Casey Anthony Juror: 'Sick to Our Stomachs' Over Not Guilty Verdict
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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Nancy Grace, Shepard Smith, Joy Behar...all quite reasonable. /s
F*** yourself. I’m getting tired of your incessant stupidity.
You have defamed people on Free Republic as being Statists for suggesting that justice was not done in this case.
Your rank idiocy is getting tiresome. Don’t you have a bed to go to?
Yeah...but that Mark Levin....what a liberal, RINO nutcase shyster lawyer!
For the record, I’m only suggesting that it is a slippery slope towards statism. I’ve yet to call anyone a statist.
You are right that justice was not done. The reason was disputed evidence.
I’m willing to live with that in order for our society to remain free.
I will always hold the state to the highest standard for conviction, especially after my recent experience.
I have a wonderful bed to go to.
Okay, let’s agree to disagree and part friends.
To your number 2 question, the theory was that Casey lied, partied, was promiscuous, etc. because Daddy & bro molested her and it was the big lie in the family so, according to the defense, it’s perfectly understandable why she lied and acted as she did for those 31 days...total crap IMO!
Furthermore, the jury could have opted for felony murder, they did not have to find that Casey deliberately murdered Caylee.
I watched almost all of the trial and find your doubts regarding George and Kronk unreasonable, so I won't bother addressing them.
And as much as you wish it so, the media had nothing to do with this mentally challenged jury.
It's late, so goodnight.
Yes, good point. Poor Caylee was doomed the moment she was conceived.
Casey never reported Caylee missing because Casey knew exactly where she was all of the time.
Maybe the only reason she is coming out and saying this is because she now sees how the public is reacting and how stupid she and the others look.
Anybody who might have possibly been innocent in a capital murder case with the possibilty of a death sentence will have come clean about how the child died, taken the stand and pleaded with the jury. She took her chances because she had no defense and knew it was not an accident.
An innocent person WAS executed. And one could easily lose sleep over the fact that her murderer was just set free.
Spot on unless it was a black man who was too big a symbol of the struggle for black jurors to convict for killing a white woman and a Jewish boy
You go girl..hear hear
ANybody who says this lying, conniving, child-killer was a “good” mother is a mother friggin retard. Even IF you don’t think she killed Caylee with her own bare hands....who in God’s name could think that not caring one little iota about your child lying dead in a swamp=good mother????????????????
Geraldo...you are mentally handicapped. Go take a boat to Mexico and stay there.
This jury wouldn’t have been happy unless the prosecution told them that casey murdered Caylee at 4:35 pm with a candlestick in the library and Professor Plum saws the whole thing.
“Nobody kills their kid so they can party. George and Cindy always cared for Caylee while Casey partied. Prosecution should have suggested that Caseys motive was her desire to keep the child from her parents, whom she had recently had disagreements with. Blame the overzealous prosecution for seeking the death penalty, and for trying to introduce shitty forensic evidence.
Law is not supposed to have emotion.”
Are you serious? First of all, people have killed children for CRYING TOO MUCH for pete’s sake. Women have murdered their children because they impeded their relationship with the new boyfriend. Nobody kills their child so they can party is, and has been proven, clearly FALSE. As for George and Cindy ALWAYS babysitting while she partied, I have read, and I forget where now, but in more than one place that once Cindy found out casey was lying about working she put a stop to all the babysitting. Her friends also testified that Cindy would call Casey home at 11 or midnight when they were watching Caylee and she wished she could stay the night with them instead. I read a police timeline transcript of cell phone records (texting that her friends had to produce to police detectives as evidence) and you could clearly see that Casey was having trouble getting mom and dad to babysit everytime she wanted them to. Casey would have to turn down offers of outings and vacations with friends. The shitty forensic eveidence might one day be considered standard just like DNA is now....and as for the law not having emotion. We are not robots and you have to have some kind of emotion in most everything you do, whehter it’s subconscious or not. I agree about them overreaching with the death penalty option. But it’s not really the point. They had the option to set that aside no?
Excellent post...best one today.... laid groundwork for acquitals like this one...good to see Anton saw that
Wonder if Levin...the big dope..thinks of this one