Strong reactions from both sides in Anthony verdict

Tuesday's verdict came after months of emotional testimony, and brought out strong reactions from both sides.

The lead defense attorney for Casey Anthony says he is happy that his client was found not guilty of killing her daughter.

But the one thing that both the defense and prosecution agreed on Tuesday is that, in the end, there are no winners in this case.

Controversial defense attorney Jose Baez says two-year-old Caylee died far too soon and that he has mixed feelings about the case.

“While we're happy for Casey, there are no winners in this case. Caylee has passed on far, far too soon. And what my driving force has been for the last three years has been always to make sure there has been justice for Caylee and Casey,” Baez said.

But they aren't floating any more theories about what did happen to the little girl, or what might have killed her.

After the verdict, one of Anthony's attorneys lashed out at the media's coverage of the case.

“Well, I hope that this is a lesson to those of you having indulged in media assassination for three years, bias and prejudice and incompetent talking heads saying what would be and how to be,” said Anthony defense attorney Cheney Mason.

Meantime, prosecutors say while they are obviously disappointed with the verdict, everyone did their job.

“We're disappointed with the verdict today and surprised because we know the facts and we put in absolutely every piece of evidence that existed. Our team did an exemplary job. I'm proud of them and stand by their work. I never, ever criticize a jury. Theirs is the task of deciding what to believe,” Florida State Attorney Lawson Lamar said.

“I promised that we would do our talking in court. We did. For us the case has never been about the defendant in particular. It has always been about seeking justice for Caylee and speaking on her behalf,” said Lamar.

While jurors are so far choosing not to speak to the media, one alternate juror did talk, saying he completely agrees with the verdict.

“The prosecution did not prove their case,” said Russell Huekler.   “The big question that was not answered, 'how did Caylee die?' I think there was probably a lot of discussion it was a horrific accident that dad and Casey covered up, and unfortunately it did snowball and got away from them.”

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