Casey Anthony juror No. 12 quit job and left town for fear of her life, says report
(CBS) - Juror No. 12 in the Casey Anthony trial has left her job and went into hiding fearing that her co-workers "want her head on a platter" after she and the 11 other jurors acquitted Anthony of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter Caylee, says a report.
Her husband said before leaving she told him "I'd rather go to jail than sit on a jury like this again," reports MSNBC.
Juror No. 12, a red-haired woman in her 60s, told the court she worked at a Publix Grocery when she was questioned as a potential juror.
Now, while the court record of all the jurors' names still remains sealed, she is terrified that she could face public scrutiny due to the controversial verdict.
Her husband had packed his own bag and says he's ready to leave if and when the court releases his wife's name, reports MSNBC.
Last week Anthony was acquitted on first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee.
After the sentencing, protesters chanted Caylee's name outside the courthouse as well as "Justice for Caylee."
Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony to a total of four years in jail on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement, as well as a fine of $4,000, plus court costs. However, due to credit for time served and good behavior, Anthony is scheduled to be released this Sunday, July 17.
Would this affect your choice to participate on a jury after what happened in this case?
I would have convicted Casey and sent her to the chair......