Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Murder

Celebrity News Jul. 5, 2011 AT 3:06PM
Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Murder Credit: Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images

Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

On Tuesday, a Florida jury found the 25-year-old not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse or aggravated manslaughter of a child. She was, however, charged with four counts of providing false information to police.

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Caylee Anthony's skeletal remains were discovered in December 2008, six months after she was reported missing. In a very high-profile case that began May 24, the defense team proposed the theory that Caylee had drowned accidentally in Casey's parents' pool, and that George Anthony, Casey's father and Caylee's grandfather, found the body and helped dispose of it.

The prosecution claimed Casey dumped Caylee's body in the woods and then resumed her life of partying. If she'd been found guilty of first-degree murder, she could have received the death penalty. 

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Celebrities on Twitter were unanimously outraged over the verdict. "WHAT?!" Kim Kardashian tweeted. "Casey Anthony found not guilty! I am speechless!"

"Completely shocked," Tori Spelling added.

Jason Biggs quipped: "I guess the glove didn't fit," while Ricki Lake vented: "I'm disgusted! Not guilty? Oh come on."

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"I believe in the jury system and accept the verdict," Star Jones wrote. "But I can't take the smiles from Casey Anthony right now. She may be not guilty, but her baby is dead!"

Anthony's sentencing for providing false information to the police will be on Thursday at 9 a.m.

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