Casey Anthony juror Jennifer Ford said today that she and the other jurors cried and were “sick to our stomachs” after voting to acquit Casey Anthony of charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
~ Now, HERE is the kicker:
“I did not say she was innocent,” said Ford, who had previously only been identified as juror number 3. “I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be.”
~ Here is the problem: The jury is admonished NOT to even consider punishment! THAT is for the punishment phase. They could only address the death penalty charge. Period! I have no clue if there is any legal avenue for this. No more than Juror # 4 mouthing the words to Casey “It WAS an accident” as the jury was being instructed for deliberations. I pray there are some legal ramifications & LDB does something. If it was Jose I would think these two incidents would have made a mistrial & overturn the verdict. If there are any lawyers here, can you tell us if the State can do anything? ~ JP
“Everyone wonders why we didn’t speak to the media right away,” Ford said. “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.”