Speaking outside his St. Petersburg home, Huekler, 51, said he agreed with the not guilty verdict.
The prosecution didn't provide the evidence that was there for any of the charges from first-degree murder down to second-degree murder to the child abuse to even the manslaughter (charge). It just wasn't there. I would say this is a dysfunctional family that's hurting and because it was so dysfunctional that's the way they dealt with their issues and problems. It's a shame because it was an accident that became a murder scene. He said it appeared the Anthony family didn't know how to deal with a "horrific accident" and that he believed that Casey's father, George, was "hiding something."
It was his first time serving on a jury. Huekler teaches U.S. government at Pinellas Park High School. He plans to spend the next week relaxing and spending some time with his wife and dogs.
Of the five alternate jurors, only two released their names to the media. Alternate Juror # 16 was identified as 25-year-old Dean Edward Eckstadt, a carpenter from Palm Harbor. His family couldn't believe the verdict either. He has yet to speak to media and has yet to arrive home.The 12 jurors did not speak immediately following the verdict.Their names have been sealed at the moment.
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