SF learns: Casey Anthony gets Not Guilty verdict
ORLANDO, FLORIDA — San Francisco residents are learning in news today that Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of killing her daughter.
According to NPR, Casey Anthony, has been on trial for the possible murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie, three years ago. San Francisco residents are learning that she was given the Not Guilty verdict on the most serious of the charges against her.
The late local news comes on in San Francisco at 10pm.
San Francisco resident, and mother of two, Jolene Cahill, says “Either way, that girl has to live for the rest of her life with the fact that her daughter has gone. I can’t imagine how terrible that must be.”
The jury in her case found Anthony not guilty of first degree murder. They also found her not guilty of aggravated manslaughter and not guilty of aggravated child abuse.
But Casey Anthony was found guilty on four counts of providing false information to police.
According to The Associated Press, Anthony’s lawyers said that Caylee “drowned in the family’s pool. They said Anthony panicked and that her father, a former police officer, decided to make the death look like a homicide by placing duct tape over the child’s mouth and dumping the body in the woods. George Anthony has denied that.”
Prosecutors had argued that Anthony, who is now 25 years old, had wanted rid of the responsibilities she had as a mom. They said evidence proved it because there were signs that a body had been kept in Anthony’s car for a long period of time.
According to NPR, they also said that Anthony had lied over and over again to police about where Caylee was for the month in which Caylee was missing but the incident had not yet been reported to the police.
The Associated Press reports that, “Anthony will be sentenced by the judge on Thursday and could receive up to a year in jail for each lying count.”
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Caylee’s remains were later found “scattered in woods … just blocks from the home she shared with her family,” said the Orlando Sentinel.
See more coverage of the case at the Sentinel’s website.
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