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Shocked and angered at the Casey Anthony not guilty verdicts

COLUMBUS, GA - Casey Anthony cried tears of joy as she learned a jury found her not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter, but in the Chattahoochee Valley, one mom cried tears of anger.

Shauna McGinnis said being a mom of two young boys Anthony's new fate infuriates her.

"It's not right that she gets to go and take her daughter's life, and she gets to go walk around like nothing happened," said McGinnis.

Most people we spoke with, like Jasmine Pollard from Columbus and an East Alabama mom, agree.

"She should be like very scared to walk out of her house because I know there's a lot of angry people out there who are devastated for her being free for her daughter's death," said Pollard.

"I'm furious.  I'm honestly in disbelief.  I have a 2 year old myself and it just makes me sick."

Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit has been a part of numerous murder cases.  We asked for his take on Anthony's case and the not guilty verdicts.

"I believe the verdict did leave a void in most people's hearts because they feel like there was no justice for this little girl," said Peters.

Judge Peters said some people are shocked by the verdict because they could see things jurors could not like social media and television coverage.  He explains these things could shape the jurors opinions.

"You can't decide cases from the heart.  You have to do it from the facts and from the evidence.  The jurors have been sequestered for many months.  They didn't hear all the discussions and all the commentary about it.  They only listened to the evidence that was presented during the trial," said Peters.

Judge Peters says he never argues with a jury's decision and people like McGinnis hope one day Caylee's killer will be brought to justice.

A sentencing hearing for Anthony is set for Wednesday morning.  She is facing four counts of providing false information to law enforcement.  The maximum she could serve for those charges is four years, minus the two and a half years she has already served.

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