Well if you have a TV, Facebook or Twitter account you can easily see how upset everyone has been over the verdict of this trial. Unfortunately, the state could not prove that she killed her daughter beyond reasonable doubt to the jury. And if you have ever had any experience in court (whether State or Federal), it also shows you the power of attorney and the benefit of paying for a lawyer as opposed to a public defender.
Casey was acquitted of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse, but was found guilty on four counts of misdemeanor providing false information to a law enforcement officer. She may face a maximum of 4 years for these counts. However, I feel the verdict clearly shows the flaw in the judicial system. Casey failed to report her daughter missing for 30 days, went around acting like nothing was wrong, constantly lied to the police and obstructed the investigation, drove around a car with a suspiciously smelling trunk, but was found “not guilty”? People with lesser crimes have been found guilty and sentenced to longer terms.