ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS/AP) – It was a verdict that many spectators compared to the O.J. Simpson murder trial. A Florida jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of murder.

Next Wednesday, Anthony will be freed after spending nearly three years in jail on accusations she killed her 2-year-old daughter, punctuating a case that captured the nation’s attention and bitterly divided many over whether she got away with murder.

At the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown Thursday, finding someone who supported the verdict did not pan out.

“I feel she probably did it,” and “I believe she was guilty too,” were just a couple of the comments from diners who followed the case as they watched the sentencing.

While cleared of charges of killing and abusing her daughter Caylee, Anthony was convicted of lying to investigators and sentenced Thursday to four years, the maximum punishment she faced.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

But she was given credit for the time she has already served and her good behavior, and she was set to be released Wednesday. Judge Belvin Perry also fined her $1,000 on each of the four counts.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports.

It’s not clear what the future holds when Anthony is released. Anthony is a high school dropout who, before her arrest, had limited work experience.

Some experts think she could land a book deal, which is not sitting will with many.

“I absolutely don’t believe she should gain from this at all. That’s not right at all,” said Watertown resident Denine Dost.

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Comments (5)
  1. Denise says:

    There is more to this story. I don’t know how she could write a book – “she doesn’t know anything”. Who would buy it to read lies about how she did this or that? She would only incriminate herself if she told what everybody believes to be the truth.

    to many unanswered questions….

  2. K says:

    She is guilty as sin, a horrible person and we can all agree on that.

    What we all should agree on as well is, that neither one of us wants to be
    sent to the chair for a murder, where the prosecution can’t prove method of death, disposal or even place us on the scene.

    I would personally have enjoyed seeing her locked away, but will rather see that people are found guilty based on proof and not common conception of guilt and mob mentality

    The prosecution in this case had nothing, the gave it a shot but had nothing.

    Again, sad as she is in my opinion guilty as all heck, but really doesn’t matter when I can’t prove it

  3. Cynic says:

    If she had one one hundredth of one percent of the millions that HLN made spewing thier hatred for 6six weeks she would do very well.
    I hope she does write a book and I hope she doesn’t spare her father when she does.
    I going to make one point and then I’m going to let it go. Casey did not kill her Daughter. The girl drown in the family swimming pool. Someone in her house attempted to conceal the Babies death.
    It wasn’t important enough to me to make note of her name but I wonder how that takling head on HLN (Not Nancy Grace,the other one.).developed the abilitiy to Frown,sneer and attempt to smile all at the same time.
    Casey will do OK.I wish her well.

  4. she-did-it says:

    Cynic, you should be charged for being an idiot.

  5. Jessica says:

    Wow, ok cynic let’s say she is innocent. What type of person wraps their babys head with ducktape and puts her in the woods? She won’t be ok cause she never was.

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