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Social media fuming at Anthony verdict

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A Florida jury has found 25-year-old Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her young daughter Caylee. (Source: CNN) A Florida jury has found 25-year-old Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her young daughter Caylee. (Source: CNN)
Anthony's defense attorneys claimed that Caylee (pictured) mistakenly drowned in the family's swimming pool on June 18, 2008. (Source: CNN) Anthony's defense attorneys claimed that Caylee (pictured) mistakenly drowned in the family's swimming pool on June 18, 2008. (Source: CNN)

ORLANDO (RNN) - Social networking was atwitter Tuesday after a 12-member jury exonerated Casey Anthony of charges related to her young daughter's murder.

Millions updated their Facebook statuses and Twitter feeds expressing anger for what many decried as a lack of justice for Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

"Justice has not been served for that innocent little girl," said Brandy Gibbons Moore on Facebook.

While a jury of seven women and five men acquitted Anthony of murder, the young mother was convicted on four counts of lying to police.

Anthony, who has been in jail for more than three years, could be released with time served at her sentencing on Thursday. She could have faced the death penalty had she been convicted of first-degree murder.

"I would hate to let anyone know I was on that jury. Wait until they see the evidence that was kept from them," said Kimberly Dawley Rodriguez on Facebook. "This really makes me lose all faith in our justice system. No justice for Caylee."

#CaseyAnthonyVerdict and #NotGuilty were among the top trending topics on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

Often billed as the "trial of the century," many compared Anthony's acquittal to another "trial of the century."

"Casey Anthony's trial will be our generation's OJ Simpson trial," said one Twitter user.

Both cases left many Americans angry and disillusioned with the justice system, which they say is not perfect.

"[I] definitely would have convicted her. I am appalled," wrote Caitlin Kane on Facebook. "I cannot believe that the fact that she was researching chloroform and 'neck breaking' was not enough for the jury. Nor was all the other evidence."

While some blame the jury, others blame the prosecution, saying their case wasn't strong enough to warrant a conviction.

"You can't blame the jury. The DA has the ultimate responsibility of proving guilt without reason of doubt," said Facebook user Wesley Dale. "The jury can't go by what you or I have heard through mass media. They can only go by what is told in the courtroom. If the DA doesn't do their job, they can't convict."

A Facebook group soliciting homeowners to turn their porch lights on in memoriam of Caylee Anthony had garnered 825,000 attendees. As of Tuesday evening, it was still growing strong.


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