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Casey Anthony Acquitted On First Degree Murder Charge

In Media, National News, Uncategorized on July 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Outrage swept social media as Casey Anthony's acquittal was read.

FLORIDA – Casey Anthony has been acquitted on charges of first degree murder and manslaughter. She has been found guilty of four counts of providing false information to law enforcement. Anthony was arrested in connection with the 2008 murder of her 2-year old daughter, Caylee. Jurors deliberated through the Fourth of July weekend, reaching a verdict at about 2pm.

The acquittal has generated anger and frustration online and by television commentators. Reading the verdict live on CBS’s daytime show, The Talk, co-host Julie Chen broke into tears as her co-hosts and the live audience reacted in stunned amazement. Facebook and Twitter immediately came alive with similar responses as word spread of the trial’s outcome.

Anthony was sentenced to one year and $1,000 for each of four misdemeanor counts. With credit for time served and good behavior, Anthony is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2011.

(Photos courtesy Red Huber/AP and International Business Times)

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