Casey Anthony's verdict saw Cindy and George Anthony leave the courtroom, both stoned-faced and looking down at the ground. Shortly after leaving, they released a statement on their thoughts about their daughter's verdict through their lawyer.
This statement released by Mark Lippman, who is the attorney for the family, came out shortly after the trial concluded today:
While the family may never know what has happened to Caylee Marie Anthony, they now have closure for this chapter of their life. They will now begin the long process of rebuilding their lives.
Despite the baseless defense chosen by Casey Anthony, the family believes that the Jury made a fair decision based on the evidence presented, the testimony presented, the scientific information presented and the rules that were given to them by the Honorable Judge Perry to guide them.
The family hopes that they will be given the time by the media to reflect on this verdict and decide the best way to move forward privately.
The family also wanted the public to know that if anyone wanted to honor Caylee by leaving stuffed animals or other toys at any area near their home, that they would prefer those items be donated in Caylee's name to families in need, religious centers, or any other entity where the toys would be appreciated.
This statement came out soon after George and Cindy left the courtroom, according to Channel 13 News.
Casey Anthony has left her life and family in shambles after the court case concluded. While the American jury system is there to protect all the nation's citizens, the jury's decision needs honoring even by those who do not agree with it. The jury did what they had to do with the facts given to them. However, this still leaves many believing that Casey is getting away with a horrific crime, according to Fox News Live.
The parents give a hint of this with their remark on the "baseless defense chosen by Casey Anthony." They also seem to deny the accusations that Casey made during the trial, which painted George and Lee Anthony sexual predators to Casey. What they are not saying also speaks loudly.
It is almost as if you can read between the lines. Where most parents of a child that has just been acquitted of murder would have enthusiasm for their daughter coming home to them, nothing at all like this appears in their statement.
The Anthonys expect many to feel that they are not going to see the person responsible for Caylee's death pay for this crime, even as they expect offerings of solidarity being dropped off at their home in the form of flowers and stuffed animals.
After weeks of trial, the answer that everyone wanted was not found. Still, no one knows what happened to Caylee Anthony.