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Jennifer Ford Regrets Being Anthony Juror

by Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
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Once is enough for one Pinellas County Woman who was a juror on the Casey Anthony murder trail. For Jennifer Ford, the best source of insight has been hindsight. “If I knew then what I know now, I might not have been so willing and honest” says Ford.

Ford, a 32 year old nursing student, adds “I didn’t know the whole world was watching and that everyone had made up their mind on what the verdict was, I didn’t understand the magnitude of it”.

The whole experience has been stressful for Ford. Since May, she has gone from a nursing student who knew nothing about the case, to being scorned nationwide for her part in the verdict that cleared Anthony of first-degree murder and other felony charges in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

In addition to the nations anger at the not guilty verdict, Ford says she was kicked out of her house because of swarms of reporters camped outside her and her mother’s home.

To say it has been an eye-opening experience for Ford is an understatement. “It’s just overwhelming, I have lost 10 pounds due to the worry and stress related to this trail.”

Ford blames the media and says, “I think the media helped the nation determine the case before the jury saw it. Ford says she hopes to never see another criminal case from the jury box. “I just want my freedom back and a lifetime pass on jury duty.”

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