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Casey Anthony Juror No. 3: 'Not Guilty Doesn't Mean Innocent' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 7th 2011 2:36AM
Jennifer Ford, Casey Anthony Trial Juror, 'Primetime Nightline'With the prosecution failing to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, the jury in the Casey Anthony presented the most controversial "Not guilty" verdict since O.J. Simpson's trial.

On 'Primetime Nightline: Casey Anthony: Not Guilty' (Wed., 10PM ET on ABC), they had one of the jurors, Jennifer Ford, in the trial on to talk about the verdict, and her feelings about the case.

When asked why they declared Anthony not guilty, she stated, "There wasn't enough evidence. If you're going to charge someone with murder, don't you have to know how they killed someone, or why ... where/when/why/how? Those are important questions that were not answered."

But a verdict in a court of law on very specific charges is one thing. When asked if she thought Anthony might have killed her daughter, Ford replied, "I feel like she had something to do with it." But she wouldn't speculate further.

But she and several other jurors did shed tears after that verdict was read. "'Not guilty' doesn't mean 'innocent,'" she said.

One thing's for certain. For whatever reason, America connected with this case and we suspect that the verdict won't soon be forgotten.

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June 04 2012 at 4:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
GoldenThunder201

not guilty means you are innocent dumb ass bimbo

July 08 2011 at 12:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sarominessinbad

I've never heard anyone speak of it, but, if this trial at times was played out like a "Circus" or at what people called it a "Spectacle" of an Event - Why didn't the "Prosecution" play ball in a different way or should I say "Theory" and just go with just a "Manslaughter" Charge. That way even if they the "Jury" would have "Turned Over" a "Not Guilty" Verdict. there would have been "Room" for a "Second Trial" if "New Evidence" would have "Surfaced". Now we would have to wait for "Dejavu" all over again. By then a "Second Child" would be in "Jeopardy" !!! "Too For Everyone" in this Country Loses. "Swimming Pool" ! ! !

July 07 2011 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jcbudgie

Most people dread being on a jury, they worry more about sending an innocent person too jail ,than a guilty one too jail. If it's not black or white they find it easier to give a not guilty verdict when they don't understand whats going on.
If they have a conscience they will have sleepless nights about poor Caylee.

July 07 2011 at 9:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aml0591

I have no doubt that Casey Anthony did the crime. However, I can see how the courts couldn't convict her.

(I'm a journalist, not a lawyer, but I still have to be well acquainted with the law.)

Not guilty is not the same as innocent as far as the law is concerned. While the majority of Americans don't know/care/or want to find out the difference, since not guilty and innocent certainly sound the same, they are fundamentally different.

If you are innocent, you are absolutely without fault in all aspects.

If you are not guilty, you perhaps did not do the crime, there was no crime, they arrested the wrong person, they could not prove their case, any one or combination of the above can produce the not guilty verdict.

In the Casey Anthony case, they could not prove their case. Caylee's body was so decomposed that they could not prove how she died, even though it was pretty obvious she was killed. Even if the jurors were convinced that Caylee was killed, there was no way to obtain concrete evidence that Casey Anthony killed her daughter.

Source: http://hwlawfirm.blogspot.com/2007/11/not-guilty-vs-innocent.html

July 07 2011 at 4:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
hvr2011

Jennifer Ford, do y-o-u know just how STUPID y-o-u look and sound?! DUH!!!!

July 07 2011 at 12:46 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
gmamapeg

Casey, you may have been proven not guilty in court, but you are guilty to everyone in this country. Don't expect a comfy life on the outside. You are a murderer. It is to bad that in today's world that children's biggest worry is if their parents are going to kill them or not. Sad, but true.

July 07 2011 at 11:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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mchl105394065

Parents have been murdering their children since the beginning of time. Go check out the story of Abraham and Isaac from the Bible when he intended to kill his son (I'm guessing you believe in that, considering the whole "in the golden days" that didn't exist talk).

July 07 2011 at 8:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ivan

Once again we can say our judicial system works... in favor of the guilty!!!!

July 07 2011 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
waagtod

"not guilt doesn't mean innocent"? Oh i get it, you are retarded! Not guilty DOES mean innocent in the courts, and your statement proves you haven't got a clue. How about the child abuse charges? Hiding the fact that your daughter is dead and dumping her body like trash IS proof of child abuse. Anyone can see you didn't think this thru.

July 07 2011 at 10:13 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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mchl105394065

I agree. She definitely should've got charged for child abuse. Not only for hiding the fact her daughter was dead or using chloroform on her, but for neglect--there was obviously no nanny and the daughter disappeared any time Casey needed to party.

July 07 2011 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vince

THAT'S A MAN BABY!!...YEEEAAA

July 07 2011 at 9:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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