Jury finds Casey Anthony not guilty of murder
POSTED: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 12:44pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:05am
ORLANDO — 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. But she began to cry shortly after and hugged her attorney. She could have received a death sentence if she had been convicted of first-degree murder.
She was found guilty of lying to investigators. Judge Belvin Perry will sentence her Thursday.
Caylee disappeared in June 2008 and her body was found in woods near her grandparent's home six months later.The jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
Judge Belvin Perry says he will read the verdict at 2:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday.
The Florida jury deliberated for more than 10 hours. If convicted of first-degree murder, the 25-year-old Anthony could get a death sentence.
She could also be acquitted or convicted of second-degree murder or manslaughter.
She is also charged with lying to sheriff's detectives investigating her daughter's 2008 disappearance.