From the start the case against Casey Anthony lacked direct physical evidence tying the defendant to her daughter's death. And the prosecution's demeanor and tactics may have alienated the jury.
Casey Anthony trial jurors acquitted the defendant on all charges related to the death of toddler Caylee Anthony. Sentencing for misdemeanor charges of giving false information is set for Thursday.
Casey Anthony wept after the clerk read the verdict, which jurors reached after less than 11 hours of deliberation over two days.
Casey Anthony trial nears its end as jury announces it has reached a verdict. But it remains unclear how the panel of five men and seven women approached their duty, and whether speculation was a factor.
Casey Anthony trial: The jury of seven women and five men is in the jury room after spending about a minute in the courtroom Tuesday morning before Judge Belvin Perry dismissed them to continue dissecting the case.
Both sides in the Casey Anthony murder trial have laid out their final arguments focusing on disputed evidence, including duct tape found near Caylee Anthony's remains. Jury deliberations are expected to begin Monday.
In the Casey Anthony murder trial, there's been no confession, no eye witnesses, and no direct physical evidence capable of telling the tale with scientific certainty. Closing arguments begin Sunday.
The prosecution in the Casey Anthony trial introduced records from Cindy Anthony's employer indicating she was not the one using the home computer to search for information on chloroform.
A question in the Casey Anthony trial was whether the trunk of the defendant's car smelled of human decomposition. But on Thursday the judge ruled out any smell test in the jury room.
Testifying before the defense rested in the Casey Anthony trial, George Anthony's alleged mistress says he tearfully described Caylee's death as 'an accident that snowballed out of control.'