July 5, 2011
The verdict that Casey Anthony is not guilty on murder charges in the death of her daughter Caylee represents “an extraordinary refutation” of the prosecution and an indication that the charges it brought were excessive, according to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
The verdict came in quickly, 11 hours after the end of a trial that lasted more than six weeks and featured accusations of sexual abuse, flip-flops in testimony, questions regarding Anthony’s state of mind and wildly differing theories on what happened to 2-year-old Caylee.
CNN: What do you think of the verdict?
Jeffrey Toobin: It is just an extraordinary refutation of the prosecution. Casey Anthony was convicted of extremely minor crimes, (lying to police officers] compared with the potential death penalty she faced.