Juror No. 2 remembers when he sat down with his fellow jurors on Monday. Finally, they could talk about the trial that had consumed six weeks of their lives. Finally, those in the jury room could ask themselves the question the rest of the world wanted answered:
Was Casey Anthony guilty of first-degree murder?
Everybody agreed if we were going fully on feelings and emotions, she was done.
But the 12 jurors decided they didn't want to go on just feeling. *THEY STILL FOUND HER GUILTY WITH THE EVIDENCE THAT WAS THERE!!!!!*
We just wanted to go on the evidence that was presented to us. But there just wasn't enough evidence to convict the mother of murder. I just swear to God …,I wish we had more evidence to put her away. I truly do …But it wasn't there.
He said it was not an easy decision to make. It was the only decision they could make given the evidence presented to them. *I don't even want to hear how he feels sorry! After the backlash they all now feel sorry!?*
She is not a good person in my opinion
He is married, a father of two: a 9-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. He works in information technology. He was one of two black jurors on the panel.
After finding Casey Anthony guilty of four counts of lying to law enforcement "A gimme" , they discussed the most serious charge: first-degree murder. There are only two sentences: life in prison without parole or death by lethal injection.
But the only forensic evidence was possible signs of human decomposition in Casey's trunk, and the child's decomposed remains found six months later.
The first vote was 10-2 against first-degree murder.
"We didn't know how she died, we didn't know when she died.Technically, we didn't even know where she died.
You couldn't say who did it. To me, that's why it was aggravated manslaughter of a child.
That was the next charge the jury could have found 25-year-old Casey Anthony guilty of. It carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison. He believed Casey was guilty of "culpable negligence" as required of that charge. He wasn't alone.
The vote on Tuesday was 6-6 for manslaughter. The two sides hardened. They started talking over one another. The jury foreman calmed them all down.
The jury didn't believe anything George Casey said on the stand.
But more importantly to the jurors who opposed the manslaughter charge, no one could say who was Caylee's caretaker —Casey or George and Cindy — when the child actually died.
The six that voted guilty said it didn't matter at what point in time she came home and found out her daughter was missing. She had to report it in some way, shape or form, and that's where the negligence came in.
But some jurors, he said, had decided not to convict Casey Anthony of any charge in the girl's death. By lunch Tuesday, the guilty side started to lose votes.
Juror No. 2 was the last holdout. Deliberations lasted for 11 hours over two days. They filed into court at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday to hand over their verdict.
We truly don't know what happened. Somebody knows, but we don't know.
This is infuriating to me that people were able to convince these jurors that they would be doing the right thing if they give a Not Guilty!