Jury reaches a verdict in the Casey Anthony case

Courtesy: CNN Newsource
Courtesy: CNN Newsource
Courtesy: CNN Newsource
Courtesy: CNN Newsource
ORLANDO - The Florida jury reviewing the fate of 25-year-old Casey Anthony has reached a verdict.

The 12-member jury found Anthony not guilty of first degree murder, not guilty of aggravated child abuse, not guilty of aggravated manslaughter.  The jury found her guilty of four counts of providing false information to a police officer.

The jury, which is composed of seven women and five men, spent just more than 10 hours deliberating on the 25-year-old mother's fate.

Sentencing on the four counts of lying to police will be Thursday. She could receive up to a year in jail for each count.

Anthony faced seven counts. Had she been convicted of first-degree murder in the June 2008 death of her infant Caylee, she could could have been sentenced to death.

Anthony had pleaded not guilty to all counts. Her defense attorneys claimed that the 2 year old mistakenly drowned in the family's swimming pool.

Anthony, they said, along with her father, covered up the accidental drowning in a fit of panic after discovering the dead body.

The murder case was handed over to the jury on Monday.

"Members of the jury, you retire now to begin your deliberations," Florida Circuit Court Judge Belvin Perry instructed the jury.

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