• Names of 12 jurors, 3 alternates released in Casey murder trial

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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.,None - A court released the names of the
    jurors in the Casey Anthony trial for the first time Tuesday since
    they acquitted the Florida woman of murdering her 2-year-old
    daughter, Caylee.  

    The "cooling off" period a judge cited in delaying the release
    for three months ended Tuesday, and the names of 12 jurors and
    three alternates were released by the Pinellas County Clerk of
    Court.

      After the trial ended in July, Judge Belvin Perry said he wanted
    time to pass before the names were made public because some of the
    jurors had received death threats.
       Jurors were selected from Pinellas County, along Florida's Gulf
    Coast, because of concerns about pretrial publicity in Orlando. The
    jurors were sequestered until the verdict was announced.
       Associated Press reporters knocked on doors Tuesday at homes
    where the jurors were thought to live.
       The husband of alternate juror Elizabeth Jones answered the door
    at their home. He said she was at work. "I'll leave your card with
    the pile here," Mike Jones said. "But I don't think she is going
    to want to talk." He added that since she didn't deliberate, "she
    doesn't have a whole lot to say."

       In most cases, the blinds or drapes were closed and no one
    answered. Dogs could be heard barking inside some of the homes.

       At another home, a woman who answered the door said the juror
    doesn't live there.

       Anthony was acquitted of killing Caylee and released from jail a
    couple of weeks after the trial ended. She is now serving probation
    on an unrelated check fraud charge at an undisclosed location in
    Florida.

       She was deposed earlier in October for a civil lawsuit that
    accuses her of ruining another woman's reputation. Anthony told
    detectives in 2008 that her daughter had been kidnapped by a nanny
    named Zenaida Gonzalez. The child's body was later found in a
    wooded area not from the Anthony's home in Orlando.  

    Detectives have said no such baby sitter existed. But there is
    an Orlando woman named Zenaida Gonzalez and she sued Anthony over
    the name confusion.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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