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NY Times – Juror in Anthony Case Says Acquittals Took an Emotional Toll

Posted by 4love2love on July 6, 2011

Pool photo by Joe Burbank

The jurors declined to attend a news briefing Tuesday after acquitting Casey Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.

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Published: July 6, 2011

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A juror in the Casey Anthony trial broke her silence on Wednesday and said the jury was emotionally shattered by its own verdict of not guilty.

The juror, Jennifer Ford, a 32-year-old nursing student, said that jurors were “sick to their stomachs” after acquitting Ms. Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, ABC News reported.

“I did not say she was innocent,” said Ms. Ford, who was juror No. 3. “I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be.”

“I’m still confused,” she added. “I have no idea what happened to that child.”

After issuing the verdict, jurors felt so overwhelmed that they could not speak with reporters, Ms. Ford said.

“We were crying, and not just the women,” she added. “It was emotional, and we weren’t ready. We wanted to do it with integrity and not contribute to the sensationalism of the trial.”

Ms. Ford called the other six women and five men on the jury a “great bunch of people.”

The jurors, from Pinellas County, spent nearly six weeks living out their own brand of isolation in a hotel in Orlando, in Orange County. Publicity in the city had been so pervasive that the judge felt compelled to import a jury from another county. Jurors’ rooms were watched by guards. But, Ms. Ford said, “There was high morale,” adding: “We all joked. We are like a big group of cousins.”

The interview with Ms. Ford came as the television networks jousted on Wednesday for interviews with jurors and lawyers in the case, emphasizing that they would not pay for the interviews.

Networks are known to license photos and videos to woo guests to their shows, a practice that some say amounts to de facto payments for interviews. Sometimes the licensing deals are lined up through brokers or other representatives.

In an interview at her home on Wednesday night, Lynn Ford, Jennifer Ford’s mother, said ABC News did not pay Ms. Ford but treated her and four others to a trip to Disney World. ABC is a unit of the Walt Disney Company.

Earlier Wednesday, a representative of another juror contacted the broadcast news networks, offering an interview contingent on a mid-five-figure fee.

The networks reported being approached by Rick French, a publicist from North Carolina. One network executive said the fee being sought was $50,000. Mr. French did not return phone calls Wednesday afternoon.

NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “The View” each interviewed Jeff Ashton, the 30-year veteran prosecutor in the case. He said on “The View” that he was “shocked” by the not-guilty verdict because jury deliberations were so swift and seamless.

“I think ultimately it came down to the evidence,” he said. “I think ultimately it came down to cause of death.”

Ms. Anthony, 25, who was also found not guilty of aggravated manslaughter and felony child abuse, will be sentenced Thursday morning for lesser crimes. The jury found her guilty of four counts of lying to police investigators, which carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison for each count.

But because Ms. Anthony has served more than two and a half years in jail, mostly in isolation, she will probably be sentenced to time served by Judge Belvin Perry Jr. and walk free from the Orlando courthouse.

Where Ms. Anthony will go next and whether she will ultimately publish her own account are the next big questions occupying those who closely watched the three-year case.

Prosecutors argued that Ms. Anthony killed her child to be free of the obligations of motherhood, preferring instead a carefree life of boyfriends and bars. They said she dosed Caylee with chloroform, suffocated her with duct tape and dumped her body in the woods.

But medical examiners could never determine how and when Caylee died because her remains were nothing but bones when found. Prosecutors also had no solid physical evidence or witnesses tying Ms. Anthony to the crime. Instead, they portrayed her as a liar — a point her lawyer Jose Baez conceded — and a callous mother who partied after Caylee’s disappearance.

Lizette Alvarez reported from Clearwater, and Bill Carter from New York. Brian Stelter contributed reporting from New York.

© 2011 The New York Times

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Free eBook: Fools Rush In

Posted by 4love2love on June 27, 2011

Fools Rush in is a top rated romance with a bit of lighthearted humor. The story revolves around Bella, an Italian turned Texan’ who has an interesting life full of surprises. This is a great one to end the day on -it’s not at all deep or serious but very light and entertaining. Click on the link below to get it while it’s free! You don’t have to have a Kindle or other eReader to enjoy these free book downloads. You can also read these ebooks on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, or Windows 7 Phone. (Click here for more information about free Kindle-reading apps.)

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Free eBook: June Bug

Posted by 4love2love on June 27, 2011

If the mystery novel is your thing, you’ll enjoy “June Bug” by Jess Lourey. Get it free for a limited time! Click on the link below to get your free download. Remember, you don’t have to own a Kindle or other eReader to enjoy these free book downloads. You can also read these ebooks on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, or Windows 7 Phone. (Click here for more information about free Kindle-reading apps.)

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Free NasaFlo Neti Pot & 2 Packets

Posted by 4love2love on June 27, 2011

NasaFlo is once again offering up a free Neti Pot! Click on the link below to “Like” them on Facebook and complete the request form. Keep in mind that if you have received one of these in the past, you may not be eligible for another.

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Free Tampax Pearls

Posted by 4love2love on June 27, 2011

*Must be a Costco Member* Try Tampax Pearl Tampons for free with your Costco Membership card. These are Tampax’s best tampons available. Don’t miss a chance to get this product for free.

 

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Free Face Moisturizer – Printable Coupon

Posted by 4love2love on June 27, 2011

These are in-store JCPenney’s free samples. Stop by the Sephora inside of any JCPenney with this coupon to receive free samples of Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer. This product is meant to improve the firmness, elasticity, and radiance of your skin.

 

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Free SOYJOY Bars

Posted by 4love2love on June 27, 2011

Walmart has teamed up with SOYJOY to give away free samples of their great protein bars. These great protein bars are made with real fruit and ground soy beans to naturally deliver protein, fiber, and antioxidants. These are great as a snack or with all the protein packed into each bar they can actually fill you up for lunch. Walmart samples go fast so hurry in and get yours.

 

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How To Sign Up For Free Samples

Posted by 4love2love on June 22, 2011

Here are some recommendations for you when signing up for free stuff either from anywhere on the internet.
1) Do not use your real phone number, unless you either want to hear from the company, or know that you need to verify in order to receive the free item you requested. An easy way around this would be to sign up for a k7.net account, which lets you get a free phone #, and you can check your voicemail online. This way you can avoid getting telemarketing calls at home.  Another free service you can use is google voice – google voice is a fantastic service.
2) Make an extra email address, through a place such as Hotmail, or Gmail. This will keep you from getting any spam in your normal email account.
3) Looking to get some free stuff on your own? Email or call the company your interested in. Most companies will give you something for free.
4) Get Firefox with Google Toolbar so you can use the autofill feature. This will allow you to sign up for a TON of free stuff without much effort!  My favorite autofill site is RoboForm this is what I personally use – I love it!  It is a blessing.

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Free eBook: Hungarian Cookbook: Old World Recipes for New World Cooks

Posted by 4love2love on June 22, 2011

It’s exciting to taste exotic flavors and cuisine from various countries of the world. Bring Hungary to your table with an exciting free eCookbook. It features classic dishes such as ”Hungarian Goulash”, “Walnut Torte”, and “Chicken Paprika” with a total of 125 recipes. Click on the link below to get yours. Keep in mind that you don’t have to have a Kindle or other eReader to enjoy these free book downloads. You can also read these ebooks on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, or Windows 7 Phone. (Click here for more information about free Kindle-reading apps.)

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Free AlternaVites Vitamins

Posted by 4love2love on June 22, 2011

AlternaVites has a free sample of their vitamin packets are designed for those who cannot or do not swallow pills. These vitamin packets simply dissolve in your mouth. These vitamin packets are full-spectrum multi-vitamin & mineral offers nutritional support for overall well-being. There are 23 essential vitamins and minerals in each packet. Try your free vitamin packets while they are still available.

 

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Two Free Miralax Samples

Posted by 4love2love on June 22, 2011

Miralax has two free samples of their great laxatives. These samples will dissolve in water, juice, coffee, or teaso so that you don’t have to taste a thing. Miralax works by naturally balancing the water in your digestive system to relieve constipation with no harsh side effects. Take this one time in a day to get relief for the entire day. If you currently use a different product then now is a good time to see if this may work better for you. Request your free miralax sample today.

 

 

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Free Guide To Create Professional Documents on Word

Posted by 4love2love on June 22, 2011

Writing a decent report or document can be a lot harder than you’d think. In fact, most people can’t. People proudly create documents rigged with unnecessary enters, a jumble of different font types and pictures that jump around the document if you dare to edit the text. For business, school, or just for common decency, everyone should take another look at their text processor. Not only to redefine usage, but to discover all those features that have gone unnoticed. Download now for free!

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Free Pet Tabs Vitamin-Mineral Supplement Sample

Posted by 4love2love on June 22, 2011

If you have a little furry friend, you want to make sure that they are getting all the nutrition they need to be healthy. Products like Pet Tabs Vitamin-Mineral Supplements make this task much easier. They’re packed with all the nutrients that any dog needs, and they’re so tasty that they’ll be your pet’s new favorite treat! Click on the link below to request a free sample.

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Free Stiletto by Nicole Amy Fragrance Sample

Posted by 4love2love on June 22, 2011

Ladies, if you’re on the hunt for a new favorite fragrance, you might want to consider the new Nicole Amy fragrance Stiletto. Click on the link below to request a free sample.

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Free eBook: The Days of Summer

Posted by 4love2love on June 22, 2011

Jill Barnett’s gripping tale, “The Days of Summer” is sure to delight those who enjoy a good novel with attractive characters and a perfect ending! This kind of read is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. Click on the link below to download it for free. Remember,  you don’t have to have a Kindle or other eReader to enjoy these free book downloads. You can also read these ebooks on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, or Windows 7 Phone. (Click here for more information about free Kindle-reading apps.)

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