That's the crazy thing about our court system. It's sort of an all or nothing deal. They had to charge her with what they think they can prove. I'm sure Casey was given the option "If you go ahead and plead guilty, we're going to just charge you with manslaughter. If you don't, we'll charge you with murder." type deal. Obiously, Anthony maintained her innocence and the prosecution couldn't prove she was a murderer. Now, she can't be given another trial because, if you're found innocent, you're innocent. It was the decision of the court. She could have been found guilty and then fought it but, like a video game, when you win, you won. None of the losses matter.
It works both ways. I remember going to court for a guy that commited armed robbery. The state told him that if he pled guilty, he'd do 5-10 years. The guy didn't want to take the deal and the judge slammed him with 40 year of prison!! Anthony rolled the dice and beat the system. Maybe she beat the court system but I have a feeling she's going to have to look over her shoulder for a long time to come..... And I'm willing to bet that she's so psycho that she already convinced herself that she's innocent. She really is a nutcase.
I think that the court system needs to be more "set in stone", none of these deals or "if you're found innocent, you're innocent" nonsense, so many people are getting away with the most horrific of crimes.
It's such a shame that they tried for murder, rather than manslaughter. While I think there was sufficient evidence, the jury might not agree, and the woman is insane. They gambled and they failed, being found guilty of manslaughter would have given her a sufficient prison sentence.
Hopefully she gets what's coming to her. If she doesn't end up in prison, she could at least be put into a mental hospital.