Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder, according to the verdict released by the jury on July 5, at 2:15 p.m. The verdict was delivered by 12 jurors.
Whiile she was found guilty of providing false information to law enforcement officers, Anthony was found not guilty on all other counts.
Verdicts in Casey Anthony Case:
First-Degree Murder: Not Guilty
Aggravated Child Abuse: Not Guilty
Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child: Not Guilty
Providing False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer Counts 4-7: Guilty
According to a report from the Christian Post, Casey Anthony started tearing up upon hearing the not guilty verdict in the charge of first-degree murder. After all the verdicts were read, Anthony hugged her lawyers. While Judge Belvin Perry read the verdicts back to Casey, she continued to weep.
Dominating the whole world's attention, the 46-day-long murder trial has come to a conclusion on the day after Independence Day - granting Casey freedom from death or life in prison. Some may still wonder, where is justice for Caylee?
Anthony was accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, who went missing in June, 2008 until her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near the Anthony home in December 2008.
Both prosecution and defense lacked physical evidence. While prosecutors claimed Casey Anthony murdered Caylee by applying chloroform first, sealing her mouth with duct tape, and dumping the body in the woods near her parents' home, defense claimed that Caylee drowned accidentally in the swimming pool, and that her death was covered up by Casey's father George Anthony.
Now that Casey Anthony is found guilty of any lesser charges, Judge Belvin Perry will set a sentencing date within a few days of the verdict.