Jennifer Ford wants to make one thing clear: acquitting Casey Anthony of murdering 2-year-old daughter Caylee should not be read as a full exoneration.
“I did not say she was innocent,” Ford told ABC News on Wednesday. “I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be.”
Ford, the first juror to speak publicly about Anthony’s acquittal, explains that a flood of emotions came over the panel after the verdicts were read Tuesday.
“We were sick to our stomach to get that verdict,” she says. “We were crying, and not just the women. We weren’t ready [to comment]. We wanted to do it with integrity and not contribute to the sensationalism of the trial.”