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Casey Anthony jurors decline to speak to media

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Anthony alternate juror speaks out
  • NEW: "The prosecution did not prove their case," alternate juror Russel Huekler says
  • NEW: Huekler did not participate in deliberations but says he agrees with the jury's verdict
  • Jurors have "asked for their privacy," a court spokeswoman says
  • The jury deliberated for nearly 11 hours before finding Anthony not guilty of murder

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Orlando (CNN) -- Members of the jury in the Casey Anthony capital murder trial declined to speak to reporters after a clerk announced the verdict Tuesday, a court spokeswoman said.

"They are just not interested," said court spokeswoman Karen Levey, adding that the jurors were unanimous in their decision not to give interviews.

Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. is barring the jurors' names from being released at this time, she said.

The seven-woman, five-man jury consisted of people from different walks of life, including a counselor, an information-technology worker, a nursing student, a cell-phone service representative, an unemployed log-yard worker, a high school teacher and a part-time cook at a grocery store.

"They've asked for their privacy and they will contact you if they are interested," Levey told reporters at Florida's Orange County Courthouse Tuesday.

Jurors were sequestered in an Orlando hotel for the trial, which stretched for more than six weeks and drew extensive media attention.

"I agree with their verdict wholeheartedly," said alternate juror Russell Huekler, who sat through the trial but did not participate in the jury's deliberations.

"The prosecution did not prove their case," he told HLN. "The big question that was not answered: How did Caylee die?"

Huekler said it appeared the Anthony family didn't know how to deal with a "horrific accident." He believed that Casey's father, George, was "hiding something."

The jury deliberated for 10 hours, 40 minutes and 33 seconds before finding Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

The jury was chosen in May following an 11-day selection process at the Pinellas County courthouse in Clearwater, Florida. The jurors came from that county -- and not Orange County, about 110 miles to the northwest, where the alleged crimes occurred -- because authorities hoped to find a jury pool less likely to have been swayed by the intense media coverage surrounding the case.

The jurors were scheduled to be transported back to Pinellas County on Tuesday night, Levey said.

InSession's Michael Christian contributed to this report.

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