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July 8th, 2011
09:37 AM ET

Casey Anthony release now July 17th, and another juror speaks out

Casey Anthony will have to spend nine more days in jail before she get her first taste of freedom.

Anthony was sentenced yesterday to four consecutive years behind bars for lying to police, but with time served her release date was set for July 13th.

That's now been pushed back to July 17th.

The Orange County Corrections Department did some re-calculating last night and determined, without explanation, that Casey needed to remain in jail four days longer than first reported.

Also this morning, we're hearing from another juror about why they chose the not guilty verdict that will set Anthony free. Juror #2, who has chosen to remain anonymous, told the St. Petersburg Times that "Everybody agreed if we were going fully on feelings and emotions, she was done...I wish we had more evidence to put her away. I truly do."

In Session's Sunny Hostin explains the latest developments on American Morning this morning.


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July 7th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

Anthony prosecutor Ashton: "You don't prosecute cases you don't believe in"

Jeff Ashton, one of the lead prosecutors in the Casey Anthony trial, was in disbelief on Tuesday when the jurors found Casey Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her after less than 11 hours of deliberation.

"Being a prosecutor...you don't prosecute cases you don't believe in," Ashton told AM's Kiran Chetry. "We started this case because we believed in what we thought she did. We respect the jury's verdict – it was their decision to make – but it doesn't change how we fell about the facts and what they meant."

Ashton speaks with Kiran Chetry and Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor, this morning to discuss the logistics of the case, his relationship with defense attorney Jose Baez, and if he thought the outcome would be different if Casey Anthony took the stand.


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July 6th, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Where did prosecutors go wrong in the Casey Anthony trial?

After less than 11 hours of deliberation, a jury Tuesday found Casey Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor and Joe Tacopina, criminal defense attorney, join American Morning today to talk about where the prosecution went wrong in the case and to discuss the future of the Anthony family.


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July 6th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

Casey Anthony acquitted: Was the trial verdict a surprise?

Many Americans were shocked yesterday when the jury at the Casey Anthony trial announced that they had found Casey not guilty of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor and Linda Kenney Baden, former member of the Casey Anthony legal team, join American Morning today to discuss the jury's verdict and the defense team's criticism of the media following the trial.


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July 5th, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Jury deliberations continue in Casey Anthony trial

(CNN) Jurors in the Casey Anthony capital murder trial ended their first day of deliberations Monday without reaching a decision as to whether she is guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008.

Deliberations began after prosecutors completed closing arguments in the case and the panel received instructions from Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. They will resume deliberations at 8:30 a.m. today.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor, and Paul Callan, criminal defense attorney, join American Morning today to discuss the jury deliberations and how the jury composition may influence the outcome of the case.


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July 4th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

Deliberations set to begin today at Casey Anthony trial

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations today at the Casey Anthony trial to determine if Casey killed her daughter Caylee.

Prosecutors in her capital murder trial told jurors in closing arguments Sunday that evidence in the case points to only one conclusion - guilty, while defense lawyer Jose Baez stressed that there are still questions left unanswered in the case.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor, joins American Morning today to talk about the closing arguments and the tension between prosecutor Jeff Ashton and defense attorney Jose Baez.


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