Casey Anthony Jurors Explain Not Guilty Verdict
Despite the national outrage at the verdict, some of the members of the Casey Anthony jury are coming forward to explain why they acquitted her of murdering 2-year-old Caylee. INSIDE EDITION reports.
"Not guilty doesn't mean innocent," said Juror Number Three in the Casey Anthony trial. Jennifer Ford told ABC News the jury broke down in tears after they couldn't convict Casey of killing little Caylee.
"There were quite a few people when we got back after the verdict was read, we were in tears," said Ford, a 32-year-old nursing student who lives with her mother.
We're also hearing from Juror Number Two, a 46-year-old married father of two who works in IT. "I just swear to God I wish we had more evidence to put her away. I truly do. But it wasn't there," he tearfully told the St. Petersburg Times.
The jurors say that in the end the prosecutors just didn't prove their case.
"Where, when, why, how? Those are important questions, they were not answered," Ford told ABC News's Terry Moran.
Ford spoke to Moran to defend the verdict that shocked the nation.
"I'm going to press you on this," Moran warned her.
"Go for it," Ford said.
"Duct tape, on a baby, in a bag, rotting in the woods. Most people look at that they put two and two together they say that's a murder," said Moran.
"Well in our country unfortunately we have to prove it. You can't just be like, 'Yeah that really looks bad.' Smells bad, looks bad, I get that, it does, [it] smells bad, looks bad, I get that, but it's someone else's life, and if I'm wrong and I kill someone else, I can't live with that," Ford responded.
The jurors, who say they bonded like a "big group of cousins," are revealing when they began deliberations, their first vote was already 10 to 2 in favor of acquittal.
"I'm not going to let some kooky jury stop justice," an angry Nancy Grace said on TV after the verdict.
As a shower of criticism rains down on the jury, Juror Number Three is speaking out against Grace, one of their most outspoken critics.
"I think a lot of things she says just fuel the fire and they're based on nothing. It's not fit for television," Ford said on Good Morning America.
Grace responded, also on Good Morning America.
"I know you guys just had on a juror that said 'Nancy Grace is not fit for TV' just a message out there, when I take a stand I don't expect people to like what I've got to say but I do hold myself to the standard of trying to tell the truth...but I can tell you this much, tot mom is guilty," she said.
Meanwhile yet another juror says he's ready to speak out, but for a price. Juror Number Six has actually hired a publicist, who sent an e-mail to several news organizations. "He will not entertain any offers that don't include compensation for a myriad of reasons," the publicist wrote.
The juror reportedly wants $50,000 to tell his story. So far there are no takers, and judging by the national outrage at the jury, it's doubtful anyone will pay.
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