Casey Anthony juror Jennifer Ford said today that Everyone wonders why we didn't speak to the media right away. She added, 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. Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee using chloroform and duct tape.
The prosecution and an alternate juror said that Anthony, 25, was not convicted because they could not prove how Caylee Anthony died. The advanced state of decomposition of little Caylee's body made it impossible to determine a cause of death.
Alternate juror Russell Huekler said, The prosecution failed to prove their case and there was reasonable doubt. Again, they didn't show us how Caylee died. They didn't show us a motive. I'm sorry people feel that way. ... These were 17 total jurors. They really listened to this case and kept an open mind.
The defense said that Caylee died in the family's swimming pool, prompting a cover-up by the family. The prosecution maintained that Casey killed her daughter by drugging her and suffocating her using duct tape in order to party. Duct tape was found on the little girl's face and chloroform was found in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car.
Deleted internet searches for the terms how to make chloroform, neck-breaking, and self-defense. Anthony's mother Cindy testified that she had searched for those terms, possibly because she did not want her daughter to receive the death penalty.