Monday, May 6, 2013

Judge in Casey Anthony trial reveals he was 'shocked' at not guilty verdict and claims there WAS 'sufficient evidence' to convict her of murder

The Florida judge who presided over Casey Anthony's murder trial says he was shocked by the jury's 'not guilty' verdict because there was 'sufficient evidence' that she killed her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Judge Belvin Perry made the extraordinary admission in his first interview since the close of Anthony's trial nearly two years ago.

'There were two sides to Casey Anthony,' Perry told NBC's Today Show. 'There was the side that was before the jury, where she portrayed the role of a mother who had lost a child - someone who was wrongfully accused. And then you could notice the change and transformation in her when the jury went out.

'She was very commanding, she took charge of different things, and you could see her sometimes scolding her attorneys.'

Perry said he believes the jury let the young mother off the hook for first-degree murder because she was 'very manipulative' and had an extraordinarily personable lawyer.