Yesterday, a verdict was reached. Casey Anthony was found “not guilty” of murdering her then-2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.
Many people are shocked. Many people are disgusted. Many celebrities are chiming in about the verdict on Twitter.
Actress Jessica Alba was outraged, branding the decision “revolting” after the Florida mother was found not guilty.
Following the verdict, the 30-year-old wrote on twitter:
“Following the Casey Anthony trial was nauseating but the verdict is revolting.”
“I look into my baby’s eyes and I can’t imagine harming her not physically, emotionally not mentally,1 who does is a monster, a free monster.”
“casey anthony verdict = disturbing – is an understatement”
“WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!”
“I am ashamed and shocked that our legal system failed us and found Casey Anthony not guilty for killing her daughter or any other charges.”
Even Marcia Clark, who rose to fame as the prosecutor during the O.J. Simpson trial back in the ’90s, was quoted as saying, “But this case was different. The verdict was far more shocking. There was no racist cop, no questions about evidence collection, and no endless cross-examination on irrelevancies like Colombian necklaces and drug cartels.”
What about the jurors, the ones who had to return the “not guilty” verdict in the Casey Anthony case?
Juror Jennifer Ford said today that she and the other jurors cried and were “sick to our stomachs” after voting to acquit Casey.
“I did not say she was innocent,” said Ford, who had previously only been identified as juror number 3. “I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be.
“Everyone wonders why we didn’t speak to the media right away,” Ford said. “It was because we were sick to our stomach to get that verdict. We were crying and not just the women. It was emotional and we weren’t ready. We wanted to do it with integrity and not contribute to the sensationalism of the trial.”
It appears that this verdict will stick in the craw of Americans everywhere for quite some time.