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Casey Anthony Verdict is not Guilty of Killing Daughter Caylee

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Video: Casey Anthony Defense Attorney Jose Baez Reacts to Verdict

Video: Prosecution in Casey Anthony Trial Reacts to Verdict

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  • ORLANDO Fla. -- A jury has determined that Casey Anthony was not responsible for the death of her daughter.

    Anthony was on trial for the June 2008 disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, whose body was found six months later.

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    Casey Anthony was arrested on charges of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of lying to law enforcement.

    Shortly after 2 p.m., the clerk announced that Anthony is not guilty on the murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter charges.

    "While we are happy for Casey, there are no winners in this case," said Anthony's defense attorney, Jose Baez. "Caylee has passed on far, far too soon. And my driving force for the last 3 years has always been to make sure there has been justice for Caylee and Casey. Because Casey did not murder Caylee. It's that simple. And today our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction."


    Baez, echoing the earlier statements of fellow attorney and mentor Cheney Mason, turned a finger to the media and the public attention the case has received.

    "We have the greatest constitution in the world, and if the media and other members of the public do not respect it, it will become meaningless," he said.

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    He then turned his remarks to his defendant.

    "I'm very happy for Casey...I want her to be able to grieve and grow and somehow get her life back together."

    Anthony was found guilty of all four charges of lying to law enforcement.

    Her sentencing for those charges will be Thursday at 9 a.m.

    Associated Press

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