Monday, October 3, 2011

Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter in July - Video released

Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter in July.

Florida judge has released the jailhouse footage of Casey Anthony reacting to the news that her 2-year-old daughter's remains had been found.

Judge Belvin Perry ruled on Friday that the Anthony's right to a fair trial was no longer an issue, WKMG-TV reported.

Anthony was acquitted in the murder of her daughter, Caylee, in July – a verdict that shocked much of the country.

Anthony's lawyers argued the tape should remain secret under medical privacy laws because she was in a jail medical facility when she found out about the remains.

"There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in jail," the judge wrote. "As Ms. Anthony's counsel has argued, she was taken to the jail's medical facility so that law enforcement could look for a potentially incriminating response when she saw the news coverage of the discovery of her child's body."

She has denied killing her daughter, saying the tot died in a tragic accident in the family swimming pool.

The video, which is grainy in quality, shows Anthony rocking back and forth several times after she is told the news. Anthony later admitted she had known that her daughter was dead for weeks.

The video was released after WKMG filed a request with the court.

It does not include sound or zero in on Anthony's face.

The young mom is in hiding in Florida, where she was ordered to serve probation for a 2010 check fraud conviction. 


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