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Anthony Juror: 'Sick To Our Stomach' Over Verdict

MSNBC.COM - One of the 12 jurors who acquitted Casey Anthony of first-degree murder told ABC News that she didn't think there was enough evidence to convict the Florida mother of killing her 2-year-old.

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Jennifer Ford, or juror No. 3, said the jurors were "sick to their stomach" after coming to the decision. "I did not say she was innocent," Ford, a 32-year-old nursing student told ABC. "I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be."

Ford also explained why the jury opted against speaking to the media right after the verdict was announced. "It was emotional and we weren't ready. We wanted to do it with integrity and not contribute to the sensationalism of the trial."

Earlier, an alternate juror also defended the not guilty verdict. Russell Huekler, who did not play a part in deciding the case but sat through the trial, told NBC's TODAY that the prosecution had failed to prove the murder charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

"I definitely agree that they (jurors) did get it right. I support that decision whole-heartedly," he said, speaking from St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Huekler laid out three reasons:

  • The prosecution "didn't present the evidence that would have sustained either a murder charge or a manslaughter charge."
  • They also failed to show a motive. "We ... kept waiting to see what was the motive — just because Casey was a party girl did not show why she would possibly, you know, kill Caylee."
  • And the prosecution was also unable to say "how did Caylee actually pass away."

Asked whether Huekler thought Anthony, 25, was innocent or if he had reasonable doubt she was guilty, he said, "Definitely reasonable doubt for myself." >>>CLICK HERE FOR MORE

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