It has been less than a week since the verdict of the Casey Anthony trial was shared with the world. While a few understood the verdict based on the evidence presented in the court, many were outraged and outright angry with the verdict.
Many attacked the jurors calling them anywhere from stupid to brainless. Those convinced about Casey's guilt wanted to hear the jury speak to the public after the announcement was made, but no juror was willing to talk to the press. Casey was found not guilty of various murder charges, including first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. She was only convicted of lying to police on four different counts.
However, one juror is now speaking out to defend her and her fellow jurors' decision of the verdict in the case. The first question she was faced with was how the jury came to the decision to find Casey Anthony not guilty of all of the serious charges laid against her. The juror explains that the jury was unanimous in the verdict, simply because the state did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Casey was indeed responsible for the murder of Caylee. In fact, the state did not prove it was in fact a murder.
The juror continues to explain that all of the jurors would have convicted Casey if the evidence pointed directly at her or if there had been stronger evidence to put her away for life. However, it appears that the prosecution simply proved that someone in the house may have played a role in Caylee's death, but there was no physical evidence of it being Casey or that it was murder. The juror explains that the jury did the best they could with what they were given.
The juror also addresses the public criticism of the verdict. She admits that they are free to criticize, but that many critics are emotionally involved and not thinking objectively. In other words, she claims it was a good decision to pick a jury that did not have a biased opinion, which many Florida citizens have after being exposed to the case through media on a daily basis for three years. The juror finishes the interview by saying that Casey Anthony had a fair trial based on an individual's rights in the United States. This does not mean, however, that the jury thinks that Casey is innocent.