The case captivated the nation, and when the verdict was announced Tuesday in the Casey Anthony trial, most were shocked.
The jury found Anthony not guilty of murder, not guilty of child abuse and not guilty of manslaughter. It has created a public outcry, but at least one legal expert says that isn't a surprise.
No matter what the court of public opinion thought...
"I think she did it. I think she should serve some time," says Giesela Suplee of South Bend.
...The actual jurors in the Casey Anthony trial were the ones with the real burden — to render an impartial verdict.
"Are you kidding me! That is exactly what I said [Tuesday]. I think she got away with it," says April Hasbrook of South Bend.
And Hasbrook isn't the only one angry about the outcome. The verdict has hit a nerve. Thousands of people weighed in on our Facebook page and around the nation.
But Notre Dame law professor Robert Blakey says, "the court of public opinion doesn't have a good idea of what is going on."
Blakey says most of us form our opinion based on what is on the news or what we see on the Internet. He says you have to be in the courtroom, hearing only the evidence that is presented, to know why the jury came to the conclusion it did.