Orlando (CNN) - The detectives who built the murder case against Casey Anthony said Tuesday they stand behind their evidence but urge the public to respect the jury's acquittal of her.
"In any case - especially a case with this many witnesses and this much evidence - you can always look back and improve on what you have done," Orange County Sheriff's Office Sgt. John Allen told reporters. "I don't know if anybody up here can think of anything we could have done differently that would change the outcome."
Anthony was found not guilty last week on felony charges, including capital murder, in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators. In a related issue, prosecutors announced Tuesday that Anthony's mother, Cindy Anthony, won't face perjury charges stemming from her testimony in the trial.
The verdict followed three years of intense publicity surrounding Caylee's death and provoked outrage among many who watched the case closely.
"I wish there was something I could say that would bring closure to everyone, but there isn't," another of the investigators, Cpl. Yuri Melich, said Tuesday. "I just know that, unfortunately, people are going to have to come to their own sense of closure within themselves and understand that as far as this case is concerned, as far as the judicial system is concerned, there's nothing else we can do."
Anthony, 25, was given the maximum sentence on each of the misdemeanor counts - a total of four years. But with credit for the time she has spent jailed since her 2008 arrest, she is slated to be released Sunday.
"I think all of us respect the jury system, and we respect the jury's verdict," Allen said. "I would hope that people who followed us, people in the community, would also respect the jury's verdict and our process.
"But for us, I certainly don't have any doubt after working on this," he said. "I felt our case was solid."FULL STORY
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