Casey Anthony verdict stuns WC, HV residents

Tuesday?s stunning verdict left Casey Anthony in tears, clutching onto her defense attorney for support.

A Florida jury found 25-year-old Anthony not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

White Plains defense attorney and former federal prosecutor William Aronwald says the prosecution was in trouble even before the trial began. He said it was because no DNA evidence was found on Caylee's badly decomposed body, and the medical examiner was unable to determine how she died.

Prosecutors alleged that the young mom suffocated her daughter with duct tape and then lied repeatedly to police about where Caylee was and what happened.

Anthony was also found not guilty of manslaughter and child abuse, but was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to police.

After the murder acquittal, the lead prosecutor, Jeff Ashton, resigned. He had worked with the state attorney?s office for 30 years.

Anthony's defense claimed that Caylee accidentally drowned in the family's pool and that Anthony was in denial when she was photographed partying in the days after her daughter's disappearance.

When Anthony is sentenced Thursday, she could get time served which means she could leave the court house a free woman.

Casey Anthony found not guilty of killing daughter

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