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Casey Anthony's Parents React To Their Daughter's Verdict: The Defense Was 'Baseless,' But The Decision Was 'Fair'

Tue, July 5, 2011 7:40pm EDT by 10 Comments

After learning their daughter Casey Anthony was found not guilty for the murder of their granddaughter Caylee, Cindy and George Anthony released a statement via their lawyer about their thoughts on finally getting closure.

Cindy and George Anthony were the first people to leave the courtroom after their daughter, Casey Anthony, was found not guilty for the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, July 5. Although it seemed they were upset with the verdict, the Anthony’s released a statement applauding the jury’s “fair decision.”

“While the family may never know what happened to Caylee Marie Anthony, they now have closure for this chapter in their life,” Cindy and George’s attorney, Mark Lippman said in the release.

The emotionally-tapped parents did their best to support and protect their 25-year-old daughter throughout the last three years. However, most recently Casey’s defense tried to place the blame on them, saying Caylee died in their pool and George allegedly sexually abused Casey as a child, something both George and Cindy are still denying.

“They will now begin the long process of rebuilding their lives. Despite the baseless defense chosen by Casey Anthony, the family believes that the Jury made a fair decision based on the evidence presented, the testimony presented, the scientific information presented and the rules that were given to them by the Honorable Judge Perry to guide them,” the statement continued, adding, “The family hopes that they will be given the time by the media to reflect on this verdict and decide the best way to move forward privately.”

The statement ended with a call to action for those who wish to remember the late Caylee.

“The family also wanted the public to know that if anyone wanted to honor Caylee by leaving stuffed animals or other toys at any area near their home, that they would prefer those items be donated in Caylee’s name to families in need, religious centers, or any other entity where the toys would be appreciated,” the statement said.

How would you feel if you were George and Cindy? Do you think they are relieved their daughter was found not guilty? Sound off below.

Kirstin Benson

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