The jury in the Casey Anthony case wouldn't speak to the media yesterday after they handed down the 'not guilty' verdict, but Juror #3 is speaking today. The Casey Anthony verdict made the jurors "sick to their stomachs," says the young woman, but they were left with no choice.
Jennifer Ford said that she joined the other jurors in crying, and felt ill after voting to acquit the young mother of murder charges. Ford was quick to say, "I did not say she was innocent. I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be."
The set up of the laws and the court system gave the jury no other way to go with the verdict. While it sounds like the jurors believed one thing in their hearts, they had to go with the way the law pointed them to go with the verdict. While many feel a murderer is going free, others are thankful that this system is in place, for everybody.
While the verdict caused jaw-dropping and gasps throughout the nation, Ford wants people to know this was not easy for the jury, she said in her interview with ABC News. It was so hard, that no one wanted to speak with the media after delivering the verdict. When they decided on the verdict, she said it wasn't just the women crying, the men were also sobbing due to their hands being tied.
It was too emotional for any of the jury members to meet with the press. Speaking about her fellow jurors Ford said, "They picked a great bunch of people, such high integrity. And there was high morale," she said. "We all joked. We are like a big group of cousins."
The jury was emotionally wiped out, and even though Ford did not mention this, they had to have a little fear about how the public would greet them after not finding Casey guilty. Anger was a word heard often yesterday as people described their feelings on the verdict. This jury had to wonder if their verdict would make them targets of that anger.
The Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton, said that the jury's verdict all "came down to the cause of death." Nothing was there to "prove how little Caylee Anthony died."