Public Backlash in Casey Anthony’s Florida Criminal Case Results in Judge Declining to Release Jurors’ Names

The Florida criminal jury verdict of not guilty in Casey Anthony’s case led to public outcry and outrage. This could be seen in protests, blogging, and postings on social media websites. Reporters have asked Judge Perry, the Florida Criminal Judge that presided over the trial, to release the names of jurors that decided this Florida criminal case. Although, Judge Perry usually will release the names of jurors, he refused to in this case, because of the threats that have surfaced and the public anger. According to the Florida Times-Union, “he said he doesn’t want public reaction to translate into harm for people who ‘don’t have a choice about serving on a jury.'”

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