Juror No. 12 has gone eighty-six.
A juror in the Casey Anthony murder trial, described as a woman in her 60s, has quit her job at a grocery store and gone into hiding in fear of how her co-workers would react to the court decision she helped render.
The woman, a redhead further identified as Juror No. 12, has received death threats and told her husband before packing her bags and leaving, “I’d rather go to jail than sit on a jury like this again,” MSNBC reports
The husband says he, too, is following his wife into hiding and that she phoned in her resignation to the Publix store rather than go there in person, out of concerns that the other employees would want her head on a platter.
The juror’s name and destination are being withheld, though it was said she is a Michigan native. In a profile of the jury, PEOPLE described her as the mother of two children and one young grandchild. Having worked part-time as a cook at a Publix supermarket, she often looked to the female prosecutor for reaction from the testimony. A fan of legal dramas, she said, “I have no problem deciding on the death penalty.”
Two weeks ago, Anthony, 25, was acquitted of all felony charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, whose remains were found in 2008.
She was sentenced last Wednesday to four years behind bars for four separate misdemeanor counts of lying to law-enforcement officials when Caylee went missing. Because of time already served, she is scheduled to be released Sunday.