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Casey Anthony defense team parties at bar after not guilty verdict

Verdict in Casey Anthony murder trial to be announced

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(CBS/WKMG) ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony's defense team, including lead attorney Jose Baez, was spotted partying at the bar of a restaurant across the street from the Orange County Courthouse minutes after their client was found not guilty Tuesday, reports CBS affiliate WKMG

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Exclusive WKMG video shows Dorothy Clay Sims, Jose Baez, Cheney Mason and other members of the team celebrating at Terrace 390 in downtown Orlando.

Sims could be seen dancing and jumping up and down next to the bar. A restaurant employee hugged her as she celebrated.

The team has been eating lunch at the restaurant nearly every day of the 36-day-long trial.

CNN reports that the team was watching coverage of the verdict on TV.

In the background, members of the team could be seen exchanging high fives.

After deliberating for 10 hours, the jury in the Casey Anthony trial found the Florida mother not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter. She was found guilty of four lesser charges of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. Experts say she is unlikely to face any additional jail time on those charges.

The prosecution had claimed that Anthony suffocated her daughter with duct tape. The defense said Caylee accidentally drowned.

48 Hours Mystery's special on the verdict, Casey Anthony: Judgment Day, will air tonight at 10/9 c.

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