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july 05, 2011 • 02:35 PM

Casey Anthony Verdict: Found Not Guilty Of Murdering Her Daughter

Casey Anthony Verdict: Found Not Guilty Of Murder.
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A Florida jury has acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Anthony showed no reaction when the jury's verdict was read Tuesday after more than 10 hours of deliberations.

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Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder in the June 16, 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, in a case that riveted millions since Caylee was first reported missing that year.

The defense had argued that Caylee died in an accidental drowning.

The jury also found 25-year-old Casey not guilty of aggravated child abuse or aggravated manslaughter of a child.

She was found guilty of four counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

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Casey Anthony initially told detectives that Caylee had been kidnapped by a nanny, triggering a nationwide search that ended on December 11, 2008.

That's when Caylee's skeletal remains were found in woods near the Anthony family home with duct tape dangling from her skull.

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The trial lasted for seven weeks and riveted the nation, with curiosity fed by live coverage of testimony on cable news. The notoriety of the case has prompted comparisons to the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.

She could have received a death sentence if she had been convicted of first-degree murder.



What do you think? Is this a fair verdict?

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