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    Default Casey Anthony verdict due at 2:15 EDT

    Verdict has been reached; to be given at 2:15.

    Sounds like a guilty to me if they finished that quickly. Probably spent the rest of the time deciding on the peripheral charges.
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    Not guilty on manslaughter & murder, guilty on providing false information (four counts).

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    Well kiss my arz!

    I sure thought this 3itch would rot in prison.
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    Maybe she can Facebook O.J. for tips on finding the real killer.

    How guilty can you act without being FOUND guilty????
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    I suspect most of the jury thinks she did it but the state did not prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.
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    Oj went free, so none of this is surprising...

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    I am so ****ed about this!
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    I'm sure that the jurors likely thought that she was guilty, but the state didn't prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
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    It's Bull*****!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    I'm sure that the jurors likely thought that she was guilty, but the state didn't prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
    I agree. It seemed the crux of the prosecution's case rested on how she was acting instead of proving she did it.

    I find her actions reprehensible as well. But I shudder at the thought of our legal system determining guilt or innocence based upon someone's actions being deemed inappropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I agree. It seemed the crux of the prosecution's case rested on how she was acting instead of proving she did it.

    I find her actions reprehensible as well. But I shudder at the thought of our legal system determining guilt or innocence based upon someone's actions being deemed inappropriate.
    I agree as well... the prosecution thought they could prosecute her like this was a story on television shows like Nancy Grace and TMZ.

    With that said, some of the comments by the Jury show they didn't clearly understand their responsibilities.

    This is the risk of a jury system of lay people. I'm not sure I'd advocate for a change, but I'd be curious to see any suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I agree as well... the prosecution thought they could prosecute her like this was a story on television shows like Nancy Grace and TMZ.

    With that said, some of the comments by the Jury show they didn't clearly understand their responsibilities.

    This is the risk of a jury system of lay people. I'm not sure I'd advocate for a change, but I'd be curious to see any suggestions.
    I've been called to jury duty so many times I've lost track. I never try to get out of it. I may postpone it (for a family or planned vacation purpose), but I always do it. When I hear people lamenting dumb jurors, I ask them if they serve when called or do they look for a way to get out of it. More often than not, they look to avoid that obligation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I've been called to jury duty so many times I've lost track. I never try to get out of it. I may postpone it (for a family or planned vacation purpose), but I always do it. When I hear people lamenting dumb jurors, I ask them if they serve when called or do they look for a way to get out of it. More often than not, they look to avoid that obligation.
    Sure, valid point.

    I'm not calling them dumb. The legal system is a complicated, some would say convoluted system.

    To expect a lay person with no legal background to fully understand the nuisances is asking a lot. An example here is that a juror was quoted as saying that the prosecution didn't provide a motive... when that's not required.

    Bottom line is that it is not perfect, but there is no way we can afford a professional jury system and I'm not ready to put that much power into a single judge's hands.... so I don't know an easy solution.
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    I heard the verdict, couldn't believe me ears.... What I want to say won't be typed but I think we all agree that justice was not served.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Sure, valid point.

    I'm not calling them dumb. The legal system is a complicated, some would say convoluted system.

    To expect a lay person with no legal background to fully understand the nuisances is asking a lot. An example here is that a juror was quoted as saying that the prosecution didn't provide a motive... when that's not required.

    Bottom line is that it is not perfect, but there is no way we can afford a professional jury system and I'm not ready to put that much power into a single judge's hands.... so I don't know an easy solution.
    I agree. I'd rather see a few Caseys go free than to see anyone innocent get the chair. I fear that may still happen sometimes, but to its credit, our system tries pretty hard to protect us from wrongful convictions.
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    worst verdict since O.J.

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