One of the Casey Anthony jurors has given an exclusive interview to ABC News, which will air tonight on “ABC World News With Diane Sawyer” and ‘Primetime Nightline,” ABC News announced.
In the interview, parts of which have been published on the ABC News website, juror Jennifer Ford said she and other jurors cried and felt “sick to our stomachs” after voting to acquit Casey Anthony of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
Ford, previously known only as “Juror No. 3,” told ABC: "I did not say she was innocent. I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be."
ABC News said in a press release: “The jury’s jaw-dropping not guilty verdict shocked court observers, but it was also a difficult moment for the panel, Ford said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. No one from the jury was willing to come out and talk to the media in the hours after the verdict.”
Said Ford: "Everyone wonders why we didn’t speak to the media right away. It was because we were sick to our stomach to get that verdict. We were crying, and not just the women. It was emotional and we weren’t ready. We wanted to do it with integrity and not contribute to the sensationalism of the trial."
Ford expressed fondness for her fellow jurors. "They picked a great bunch of people, such high integrity. And there was high morale," she said. "We all joked. We are like a big group of cousins."