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TMZ Live: Did Casey Walk Because She's a Celebrity?

7/5/2011 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Casey Anthony beat the murder rap -- and CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell says one reason for the shocking verdict could be Casey's sudden fame, or is that infamy? Plus, why we think Vinny from "Jersey Shore" just kissed all his fame goodbye ... he'll be sorrrrrry!

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0:00) First up -- the Casey Anthony trial. We have Jane Velez-Mitchell on the phone to break down the SHOCKING "not guilty" verdict.
(2:50) Jane explains why jurors often surprise the public with not guilty verdicts ... when the media was busy painting a guilty picture.
(7:00) Harvey breaks down everything that's wrong with the Anthony case.
(13:00) Even if Casey confesses ... she still can't be tried again.
(18:50) The Weston Cage saga -- how it went from good to bad in 9 hours flat.
(20:30) Weston leaves jail covered in blood -- and has a COMPLETELY different take on marriage than he did the night before.
(26:00) The Schwarzenegger divorce -- why Harvey says it WON'T be a dramatic event.
(27:00) No prenup for the Schwarzeneggers ... we're told they'll be slitting a TON of money ... you know, like $400 MILLION!
(36:00) Vinny BAILS on "Jersey Shore" -- he won't be missed by the cast and crew ... and Harvey knows why.
(39:00) Octomom is on the phone! She explains how she was able to make $28k in a month -- see if you can keep up with her.
(47:00) How much does it take to keep Octo & kids afloat for a year?

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76.

kari    

SHAME ON OUR COURTS IN AMERICA, TODAY I HAD TO GO TO COURT MY 19 YEAR OLD GOT A TICKET FOR ONE BEER AND THE JUDGE RIPPED INTO ME SAYING I WAS A BAD PARENT,THEN I COME HOME AND FOUND OUT THEY SET A CASEY FREE, I THINK MY DAUGHTER GOT IN MORE TROUBLE TODAY THAN HER. SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG IN COUNTRY.

1174 days ago
77.

right straight    

She walked because the thought of sentencing an "all American white slut"to death was enough for these jurors to become lower functioning members of society.

1174 days ago
78.

Peter Sc    

She did walk because she perhaps is a celebrity.

She walked because of the CSI-effect!

The DA did not present a case within the standards any jury would expect before they are ready to convict. The standards are higher now compared to 10 years ago because people expect the police to use whatever they see on Television on shows like: CSI, CSI:Miami and CSI:New York.

It is all over the world an increased quality is expected. 10 years ago she would have been given the needle just like George Junius Stinney Jr. was given the chair. It would have not have taken very much evidence to take a random person off the street and convict the individual for murder.

I don't know whether she is guilty. I fear that the police will give up further investigation because they have been offended by this ruling and then a murder is on the lose. It certainly wouldn't be the first time the police have put all their money on the wrong bet and the killer could be someone else.

They need to continue their investigation. If not to bring her to justice at least to let the public know the truth. The mother will be punished for the rest of her life. Even she would turn her life around the child protective services will be all over her if she ever get another child.

So please: Kick the police into work, so they can uncover the truth.

1174 days ago
79.

Emm    

She walked because the prosecution and Orlando police didn't do their jobs. They were to busy trying to look good for the camera's on the Nancy grace show...

Just keeping it real!!!

1174 days ago
80.

Barbwire    

Did Harvey suddenly get a soft spot for Octo cuz she claims her mother was a Holocaust survivor? What concentration camp in Lithuania was she during it when she was 2-6 years old? Otherwise I don't get the "apology". Octo's made more money for other "opportunities" before this ONE month haul and totally blown all of it and the begfest continued. It's another flash in the pan.

1174 days ago
81.

Robin    

I am sickened after hearing they are celebrating what exactly?The little girl is still gone The Mother she is a liar who did nothing partied watched video's got a tattoo. She should still go to jail ******* JAIL Like if Scott Peterson was found not guilty he should also go just for the evilness that not giving a ****

1174 days ago
82.

Robin    

someone wrote atta go girl you have 3 yrs of parties to make up for sick sick sick even if she didn't do it who could party after that and I feel she did do it atta girl go party in hell with the poor girls mom

1174 days ago
83.

cindy    

Thanks for the great coverage, been with you since you began! My question is does the Judge have the power to overturn the verdict, I have always been lead to believe that the Judge, although he will tell the jury how much he apprecated them , HE HAS THE ABILITY TO OVERRULE THEM AS A FEDERAL JUDGE! It is his courtroom and if that is the case, What happens next?
Please try to air this question tommorrow as your long exhasedting day on the air has ended for today.
Love you,
Cindy from Wesley Maine

1173 days ago
84.

d    

how sad, that now days we have to have nothing less than a video tape recording of the crime taking place in order to get a conviction! the Casey Anthony trail is a travesty! once again
no justice....only in America could a trail like is end in not guilty! and yes it is o.k., maybe not p.c., to critisize the
jury! Our system is good, but it surely is not perfect, nor are
12 individuals on the jury.

1173 days ago
85.

d    

how sad, that now days we have to have nothing less than a video tape recording of the crime taking place in order to get a conviction! the Casey Anthony trail is a travesty! once again
no justice....only in America could a trail like is end in not guilty! and yes it is o.k., maybe not p.c., to critisize the
jury! Our system is good, but it surely is not perfect, nor are
12 individuals on the jury.

1173 days ago
86.

debi69    

I hope to god that Casey Anthony NEVER gets a good nights sleep! I hope your baby girl haunts you for the rest of your sad, pathetic life.... loser!

1173 days ago
87.

Donna    

If chloroform and chlorine have the same root word, I wonder if Caley died from choking on straight chlorine. Has this been considered?

1173 days ago
88.

yvette    

My question is if the subsitute jurer was on way to court to be asked if they wanted to talk to reporters how did he know what went on behine closed doors when the jury reached a decision, how is it possible he knew what they thought or even talked about ? did this jury talk about case night before and is that legal to do?

1173 days ago
89.

Loretta    

A man in Missouri staged his own abduction several years ago. When he was found living in another state with another woman, he was brought back to Missouri and the courts included restitution in the charges.
Any MONEY HE MIGHT POSSIBLY MAKE IN A BOOK OR TELEVISTION DEAL WAS TO GO TO THE STATE TO PAY BACK ALL THE MONEY SPENT IN SEARCHING FOR HIM, ATTORNEYS FEES ETC ETC. Couldn't this be done in the Caylee Anthony case?
Loretta

1173 days ago
90.

Ted Brooks    

I have worked on a number of high profile criminal and civil trials in my career, including the Robert Blake murder defense, so I know what it looks like on the inside. While Nancy Grace and the HLN team seemed to imply this was a done deal, as I watched the verdict being published, I can’t say that I was shocked. During deliberations, the jury has only their notes and admitted evidence to work with. Although we were given an opportunity to see most of the evidence presented to the jury, they were not viewing it along with a picture of little Caylee in one corner, and “Tot-Mom” in another. Visual presentation can be very persuasive. http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/2011/07/casey-anthony-verdict-was-it-wrong.html

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