“A Florida court has released the names of the jurors in the Casey Anthony murder trial, giving identities to people who have thus far been the subject of only unfocused public outrage.
And, no surprise, the media began beating a path to jurors’ front doors shortly after the Orange County Superior Court in Florida released the information.
The Orlando Sentinel described its efforts bluntly: “Sentinel reporters and a photographer have been knocking on doors throughout Pinellas County today, searching for the jurors. Many knocks went unanswered, and some neighbors said their juror neighbors had left town.”
As of midday Pacific time Tuesday it did not appear that any of the outed jurors were speaking publicly.
In the wake of [Casey’s] acquittal, jurors largely declined to meet with or talk to the media. But the jury foreman, who insisted on anonymity, told Fox News that jurors had no choice but to acquit because the prosecution failed to prove its case. The husband of another juror, meanwhile, said his wife quit her job and left the state for fear of being attacked by coworkers if they learned of her involvement.
A spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office told the Orlando Sentinel on Tuesday that officials were prepared to respond to any complaints or concerns from jurors, but that so far that had not been necessary.”
I don’t feel one ounce of sympathy for the jurors. It’s all cause and effect for their decision to give Caylee less than ten hours of their deliberation time, to acquit her mother of all the charges related to the death of her child, and all because they wanted to go home after being sequestered and because a couple of them had vacation plans.