Casey Anthony's Parents in Hiding After Receiving Internet Death Threats
The family says in a statement, "Despite the baseless defense chosen by Casey Anthony, the family believes that the jury made a fair decision."
George and Cindy Anthony, the parents of recently acquitted Floridian Casey Anthony, have gone into hiding after receiving death threats via the Internet.
The couple was in the courtroom Tuesday when their daughter was found "not guilty" of the 2008 murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Orlando local news station WFTV-9 reports that the Anthonys were the first out of the proceedings and are "in hiding right now because George and Cindy Anthony have actually been receiving death threats.”
During the trial, defense attorneys claimed that George Anthony had sexually abused Casey and helped cover up Caylee's death.
A statement issued by the Anthonys to WFTV via attorney Mark Lippman said, "While the family may never know what has happened to Caylee Marie Anthony, they now have closure for this chapter of their life. 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.
"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."
Anthony was found guilty of multiple counts of lying to law enforcement and will be sentenced for those misdemeanors on Thursday.