Casey Anthony was on trial over the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Yesterday, the verdicts in the case were read and it was found that she was not guilty on the counts of first degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. She was found guilty on four counts of lying to police, which carries a sentence of a year in prison each. She has already served three years behind bars and her sentencing is set for Thursday, July 7, 2011. It’s been said that Casey could get out then, with time served.
Now, her lawyers are saying that the intense media coverage surrounding the trial was to blame for the nation being in such shock that she was acquitted.
Her attorney, Jose Baez, said, “We always felt that this case was built on nothing. I have to salute this jury and I hope to one day have the opportunity to speak to them…to thank them for being courageous.”
One of her other attorneys, Cheney Mason, said that the verdict shocked people because of the slanted media coverage, which was unfavorable to his client. He said, “The news media…they hung her here daily for two and a half years. She did not kill her daughter.”
Jose revealed, “This was a horrible tragedy, an accident that snowballed out of control. And it doesn’t get any clearer than that. The jury saw that and they’re the ones that heard all of the evidence, not the propaganda and the speculation and the Frankenstein-like lynch mob that ensued throughout the last three years…This is a tragedy and nothing less.”
Stay tuned as her sentencing is upon us, we’ll have the latest news!