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
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
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
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.
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