A tearful Casey Anthony embraces defense attorney Jose Baez after Anthony was acquitted in the murder of her daughter Caylee.
Casey Anthony reacts to being found not guilty on murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse Orlando, Fla. on July 5, 2011. At left is her attorney Jose Baez.
Orlando, Florida -- Not guilty.
That's the verdict the jury came back with in the murder trial of Casey Anthony.
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The jury found Anthony not guilty on charges of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and manslaughter.
Anthony could have been found guilty of second-degree murder, or third-degree felony murder as lesser included charges of first-degree murder, as well, but was not.
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She was found guilty of lesser charges, including providing false information to a law enforcement officer. Sentencing on those charges will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Court clerk Karen Delpilar read the verdict in front of the courtroom just after 2:15 p.m.
The verdict came on the afternoon of the first full day the seven women and five men on the jury deliberated the evidence, after the prosecution concluded its rebuttal closing argument Monday afternoon.
The state concluded its rebuttal closing argument around 11 a.m. Monday. The jurors were sent out to deliberate around noon after being given its instructions.
After nearly six hours of deliberations on Monday, the jurors were dismissed for the evening. Jurors then resumed deliberations 8:30 Tuesday morning.
Had she been convicted, Anthony could haved faced the death penalty.
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The defense team held a news conference shortly after the verdict was read.
"While we're happy for Casey, there are no winners in this case. Caylee has passed on far too soon," lead defense attorney Jose Baez said. "My driving force for the past three years has been to make sure that there is justice for Caylee and Casey, because Casey did not murder Caylee, it's that simple. Today, our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction."
Shortly after the verdict was read, hundreds of people gathered outside the courthouse in downtown Orlando. They could be heard chanting "Appeal." It is not legally possible for the not-guilty verdict to be appealed.
Members of the public in attendance for the verdict were told they were to have no outbursts and no expressions of dismay or agreement with verdict.
Ten deputies were present in the courtroom as the verdict was read.
Deputies also arrived at the Anthony family home in east Orange County before the verdict was read.
Jury selection in the trial began May 9 in Pinellas County. Jurors were selected from the Tampa Bay area county due to tremendous amounts media coverage of the case in Central Florida.
After 10 days of jury selection, 17 jurors, including five alternates, were brought to Orange County and the trial began at the Orange County courthouse in downtown Orlando on May 24.
In opening statements, lead defense attorney Jose Baez said Casey Anthony's daughter, Caylee, drowned in the Anthony family pool on June 16, 2008. He said her body was found by Caylee's grandfather, George Anthony.
Baez said Casey Anthony did not report her daughter's death because years of sexual abuse at the hands of her father had taught her to lie.
The prosecution began its case by calling George Anthony to refute both claims.
Baez was not allowed to mention sexual abuse in his closing arguments because Perry ruled he had not proven that.
Caylee was reported missing July 15, 2008, by her grandmother, Cindy Anthony.
In her third call to 911, Cindy Anthony told the dispatcher he granddaughter was missing. She said it smelled like there had been "a dead body in the damn car," referring to Casey Anthony's white Pontiac Sunfire that she and her husband had retrieved from a tow yard earlier that day after it sat there for several weeks.