Casey Anthony Jury Ends Day One Of Deliberations With No Verdict
Jurors in the Casey Anthony case finished their first day of deliberations with no verdict being rendered after they spent 6 hours reviewing the case during the 4th of July holiday.
At 6 p.m. ET Florida Circuit Court Judge Belvin Perry dismissed the jury, instructing them to get some dinner and rest at their hotel until their 8:30am return when they will begin day two of deliberations.
Before jurors were able to begin their deliberations they had to listed to 26 pages of instructions from Judge Perry and most likely spent much of their day one deliberations choosing a foreperson and reading through 35 days worth of testimony that included expert testimony with varying degrees of scientific fact.
Jurors must determine if Casey, 25, is responsible for the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. Casey first told authorities that a fictional nanny kidnapped her daughter, later changing her story during the trial to state that her daughter died in the family pool and that the accident was covered up.
The prosecution however claims Casey wanted to live a carefree lifestyle and killed her daughter to reach that goal, they point to Casey partying almost immediately after the disappearance of her daughter was made public and a search had begun.