A juror in the Casey Anthony murder trial has quit her job and gone into hiding.
The woman, described as a woman in her 60s, quit her job at a local Publix supermarket and moved because she was afraid of how her co-workers would react after the court decision she helped render.
Juror No. 12 has reportedly received death threats and phoned in her resignation to the grocery store rather than go there in person, MSNBC reported.
She told her husband before packing her bags and leaving, with him following, “I’d rather go to jail than sit on a jury like this again.”
She is reported to be a mother of two children and one young grandchild, worked part-time as a cook at Publix and is a Michigan native.
Casey Anthony 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 for misdemeanor counts of lying to law-enforcement officials but with time already serves, Anthony is scheduled to be released Sunday.
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