Saying it "might cause Koreans to question the wisdom of the U.S.-style jury system," The Dong-A Ilbo's Ha Tae-won concludes, "The U.S. justice system is at times unfathomable" — Acquittal for `party mom`.
"The jury concluded that the prosecution had not proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt," explains LewRockwell.com's Ryan McMaken — Lessons From the Casey Anthony Trial. "This is exactly how the legal system is supposed to work. People are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, and guilt must be established beyond a reasonable doubt."
CounterPunch's Thomas L. Knapp says that "the prosecution gave the jury no grounds on which to convict -- 'Casey Anthony is a bad person and her daughter is dead' do not first degree murder prove -- but justice remains absent from the scene" — Casey Anthony and American Justice. "Anthony has already spent nearly three years in prison... [and] stands convicted on four counts of 'providing false information to a law enforcement officer,' ... "counts [that] provide for up to four years in prison as punishment, and were probably thrown in specifically to protect the prosecution against liability for having held her for so long prior to trial, knowing that it had no substantial case on the murder charge."
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