Juror No. 12 has gone eighty-six.
A juror in the Casey Anthony murder trial, described as a woman in her 60s, has quit her job at a grocery store and gone into hiding in fear of how her co-workers would react to the court decision she helped render.
The woman, a redhead further identified as Juror No. 12, has received death threats and told her husband before packing her bags and leaving, “I’d rather go to jail than sit on a jury like this again,” MSNBCreports
The husband says he, too, is following his wife into hiding and that she phoned in her resignation to the Publix store rather than go there in person, out of concerns that the other employees would want her head on a platter.
Two weeks ago, Anthony, 25, was acquitted of all felony charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, whose remains were found in 2008.
She was sentenced last Wednesday to four years behind bars for four separate misdemeanor counts of lying to law-enforcement officials when Caylee went missing. Because of time already served, she is scheduled to be released Sunday.
BY STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN