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Casey Anthony jury foreman says doubt in dad George's testimony swayed verdict

Empty juror chairs are seen in a media room at the Orange County Courthouse, Orlando, Fla., July 5, 2011. All jurors, including alternates, declined to attend a news conference after the Casey Anthony verdict was read. AP

Casey Anthony jury foreman says doubt in dad George's testimony swayed verdict
Empty juror chairs are seen in a media room at the Orange County Courthouse, Orlando, Fla., July 5, 2011.
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(CBS) - The foreman of the jury in the Casey Anthony trial said that his work experience trained him in reading people, which made him suspicious of the testimony of Casey Anthony's father, George Anthony, a report says.

Pictures: Casey and Caylee Anthony, personal photos

The juror, who wanted to remain nameless, told Fox News that the trial was a time he will "never forget."

He explained to the network that many of the jurors did not believe the testimony of Casey's father George Anthony.

"He had a very selective memory for me, and that in itself was something I always kept in the back of my mind," the foreman said, adding that other jurors had similar reactions, reports Fox News. "There was a suspicion of him, that was a part of our conversation that we had."

He also noted that the absence of an official cause of death raised a lot of doubt among the jurors.

Last week Anthony was acquitted on first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee.

Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony to a total of four years in jail on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement, as well as a fine of $4,000, plus court costs. However, due to credit for time served and good behavior, Anthony is scheduled to be released this Sunday, July 17.

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  • Camille Mann

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