East Texans react to the Casey Anthony trial outcome

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The jury has decided the fate of Casey Anthony but many are still wondering why the decision.

In East Texas, talk about the now infamous Casey Anthony trial has not quieted.

About a thousand miles away from that Florida courtroom, one of Guesna Dixon's clients got word of the verdict on her cell phone.

Dixon's Mane Attraction hair salon has been buzzing about Casey Anthony's murder trial ever since.

"I think like everybody else when I heard the news I was basically shocked. I thought it was basically a travesty," Brad Comeaux said.

"I think the reasonable doubt, I think that just throws jurors into a panic that they think okay is there a question in my mind if this person is guilty or whatever," Dixon said.

The story of a young woman on trial for killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, hits close to home for many East Texas parents and grandparents.

"Literally unbelievable and I just almost shed tears for the little girl because having a 4-year-old granddaughter, you can just put yourself in that position," Shirley Hunter said.

Some say they think race had something to do with the outcome.

"I think she did it, but she got away with it and the thing about that is it's double standards because I feel like if she would've been a black woman, that they would've dug deeper into it and been more aggressive with it," Calvin Deason said.

Some East Texans say they think if the trial would've been a little closer to home, like at the Angelina County Courthouse, the outcome may have been different.

"I don't think she would've gotten off," Margo Moore said.

"It would've been a different story here I think," Hunter said.

As disappointed as many East Texans are, back at Dixon's salon, they say heaven is little Caylee's justice.

"The justice for Caylee is that she's with our Lord and Savior. The earthly justice, not really, but a divine justice, yes," Comeaux said.

Anthony's legal troubles aren't over.

When she was first arrested, she told police her nanny, kidnapped Caylee.

Authorities never found any evidence of that nanny existed, but they did question a woman with the same name who never met Anthony or her daughter.

That woman is suing Anthony for defamation.

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