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Jury Finds Casey Anthony Not Guilty

The much-publicized trial of Casey Anthony reached its climax Tuesday afternoon when jurors returned a not-guilty verdict, dealing prosecutors a stunning rebuke. They had argued that Anthony killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, and then covered up her murder, but the jury rejected those charges, finding her guilty only of providing false information to a police officer. Anthony would have faced the death penalty if convicted. After the announcement, Anthony’s lawyer Jose Baez said “there are no winners in this case.” Another defense attorney railed against the "media assassination" of his client. Jurors are refusing to speak to the press about their decision. Anthony's parents, George and Cindy Anthony, released a statement calling their daughter's defense "baseless," but called the verdict a "fair decision."

July 5, 2011 4:05 PM