After Casey Anthony found not guilty of murder, defense attorney speaks out against death penalty listen07/05/11 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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This afternoon in an Orlando courtroom a Pinellas County jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her 2-year old daughter. She was found guilty on four counts of lying to investigators. If Anthony had been found guilty of first-degree murder, she could have faced the death penalty. After the verdict, Anthonyâ€™s lead defense attorney Jose Baez said he was pleased with the verdict and spoke out strongly against state murder.
"I think that this case is a perfect example of why the death penalty does not work. And why we all need to stop and look and think twice about a country that decides to kill its own citizens. Murder is not right no matter who does it, whether itâ€™s a ritual killing or someone becoming a victim in a drive-by shooting. Itâ€™s disgusting. And I think that if this case gets any attention, it should focus on that issue: that we need to stop trying to kill our people. The best feeling that I have today is I know that I can go home and my daughter will ask me, â€˜what did you do today?â€™ and I can say I saved a life."