The Florida jury deliberated for more than 10 hours and have found mother Casey Anthony not guilty of the murder of her 2 year old daughter.
While Casey is found not guilty for man-slaughter, she is found guilty on providing false information to law enforcement which are counts four, five, and six.
Caylee Anthony was reported missing to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on July 15, 2008,by her grandmother, Cindy.
During the same call, Casey Anthony acknowledged to the 911 operator that Caylee had been missing “for 31 days.”
A distraught Cindy also told the 911 operator,
“There is something wrong. I found my daughter’s car today and it smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car.”
According to Casey Anthony’s father, George Anthony, Casey left the family’s home on June 16, 2008, taking Caylee (who was almost 3) with her and did not return for 31 days Cindy asked repeatedly during the month to see Caylee, but Casey claimed that she was too busy with a work assignment in Tampa.
At other times, she said Caylee was with a nanny, later identified by Casey as Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, or at theme parks or the beach.
On July 13, 2008, while doing yard work, Cindy and George Anthony found a notice from the post office for a certified letter affixed on their front door.
George Anthony picked up the certified letter from the post office on July 15, 2008, and found that his daughter’s car was in a tow yard.
When George picked up the car, both he and the tow yard attendant noted a strong smell coming from the trunk. Both later testified that they believed the odor to be that of a decomposing body.
When the trunk was opened it contained a bag of trash, but no human remains.