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Casey Anthony Not Guilty of Murder: Join the Live Chat
Casey Anthony's defense team gives her a hug after the verdict is announced in an Orlando courtroom.
July 5th, 2011
09:46 PM ET

Casey Anthony Not Guilty of Murder: Join the Live Chat

Tonight we bring you a special edition of AC36O°: Casey Anthony: The Verdict. A Florida jury finds her not guilty of murder, but of lying to police. We'll have all the angles on the decision. Plus, see how the defense celebrated their victory. If Casey is released from jail for time served, where will she live? Will her parents welcome her back home? Plus, who is Caylee's father? We'll have some insight on that lingering question.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night John, everyone and my friends!!!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    July 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Erin Smith

    I am appalled at the not guilty verdict. I question the sanity of the jury. They did not review the evidence. They rendered their verdict based on a dysfunctional family rather than the facts. Casey got away with murder. They could have found her guilty on a lesser charge. Unfortunately, this jury may cause someone else to lose their life by letting Casey go free too soon. God forbid if she gives birth to another child. This jury will have to live with this decision the rest of their lives. Casey appears to have no conscious and may profit from her baby’s murder. Oh and by the way, it is terrible to use your family as your defense making your dad seem like a monster. This is a sad commentary for Casey and her defense team. Erin

    July 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. My thoughts are with Caylee Marie Anthony. God rest her soul.

    July 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Jennifer

    Casey will need to live with this the rest of her life, I don't think she realizes this right now. She lives for the moment only. This could have been an accident however, her actions are not of a loving mother whose child has died. She knew her child had died and a possibility this could have been prevented. When she was speaking with her brother during a taped jail video, her brother asked her where he should look. She told him to look somewhere near, places they are familar with. (the place the buried pet?). Do we really think justice has been done? We have Casey, who knows what happened to her child, knows she is dead and covers up all the facts and she serves a total of 2 years and 8 months. Then we have people who get the same time or more for possession or dui. That does not make sense.

    July 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Since i did not follow this case, i have little more to say other than i grieve for Kaylee.

    Thank you & good night John King & Team 360.

    Good night fellow writers, i wish you all a safe & peaceful day tomorrow.

    Very glad to see you back Emily!

    July 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  6. Sara

    I believe even if Casey did not murder her child she is responsiblevfor her death by at least severe neglect. I say this because it takes a really sick mother to not report her missing for over a month. That is just one thing.....

    July 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      That is just impossible for me to comprehend. My gosh, people search for lost pets harder than she did for her supposedly beloved daughter. If Casey were 11 years old, I could more nearly understand that she couldn't grasp the realities of a child gone missing...but she isn't 11.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
    • Emily

      The answer is probably somewhere between the two stories that were told, by each side. Like I said, I'm really shocked they was not found guilty of the lesser charge. It seems like unless the prosecutor has a complete road map, with DNA, etc. the jury can not "reason", and they will have "doubt". (at least to me)

      July 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
    • Bob

      Yes! How can the jury miss that? That is really scary.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
    • Michael

      I don't believe that Casey was a saint, but her behavior does not prove that she was neglectful, let alone a murderer.

      Isn't the defenses argument at all possible?

      July 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Sharon Hastings

    Something that percolated in the back of my mind was a possible (although unlikely) scenarios where Caylee dies by some horrible accident or drowning that is negligence by Casey or both Casey and George. They are so afraid of Cindy that they panic and do something stupid to keep it from Cindy that it was one or both of their faults. Remember Cindy ran that family and George and Casey feared her.

    July 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      It just seems to me you'd run for the phone and call 911...one of the other you would, anyway.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
    • Rebecca

      Yes! Finally someone believes the same scenario that I also thought of, I'm sure George said that he would take care of it and instructed her to carry on with her life like nothing happened, this is a very messed up family.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
    • Bob

      The mother (i.e., Casey) should still be held responsible or we can live in a world where the parents have no responsiblity for children.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Emily

    Does anyone think that the behavior of the Prosecutor had an effect of the Jury?
    (A prosecutor charging a mother in a death penalty case for the murder of her daughter; and laughing, smirking, smiling at times? Am I the only one that was turned off by that? It seemed very unprofessional!)

    July 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
    • Sharon Hastings

      Could be Emily, but it wouldn't stop me from voting guilty if I thought she had killed her.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      Agreed, that sounds Very unprofessional and could have had negative consequences.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      That's possible, Emily..... He did already laughing at Casey like that! Yes, He did.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. dara in new york city

    can someone please address why casey was not convicted of child abuse? even if the death was "accidental," casey disposed of her daughter's remains in the woods like an animal, waited 30 days to report that caylee was missing, and then lied about it. in what world is that ok and legal?! it makes no sense.

    July 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
    • Emily

      I don't think that they agreed that Casey did indeed dispose of her daughter!

      July 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
      • Rebecca

        no emily there was no agreement that Casey disposed of the body

        July 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
    • Rebecca

      dara: there was no proof that Casey disposed of Caylee's remains, there is no proof of child abuse in this case

      July 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
    • Michael

      Because the prosecution could not prove that she did any of the things you believe she did.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
    • Nancy in Oregon

      The longer the period before the body is found, unless someone saw something or the perpetrator fesses up, it's pretty hard to get the details straight. Compound that with lies and you have a gigantic mess.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
    • Jimee

      It's not OK in any world, but it's also not Child Abuse. Disposing of the body like that would be something like Mishandling of Human Remains (like digging up a grave), but she wasn't charged with that. Waiting 30 days to make a report should certainly be some sort of offense, but again, not Child Abuse. The procecution did a very poor job outlining and charging in their case. But then, that's why they're not in private practice making millions.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
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