Judge In Casey Anthony Trial Will Delay Releasing Names Of Jurors, For Their Protection

judge wont release juror names yet in casey anthony trial

Probably a smart move. These folks are not exactly what you would call “popular” right now.

Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over the Casey Anthony trial, has announced that he won’t release the names of the jurors until Oct. 25 at the earliest.

Here’s what he had to say about it in a statement:

“The jurors in this case face the possibility of substantial injury if their names are immediately made public. [The names won’t be released] until sufficient time has passed to allow those enraged by the verdict and who might instinctively react with violence to compose and restrain themselves.”

The judge also went on to call out the media for their treatment of the trial:

“It was reported that television ratings for the trial were extraordinary. Clearly, the broadcast of an official and serious court proceeding such as this trial where a young girl was dead and her mother faced the death penalty devolved into cheap, soap-opera-like entertainment.”

More than anything else, we’re just glad to hear those names won’t be released yet. There are definitely WAY TOO MANY pissed off people right now. We support the judge’s decision there.

What do U think about this decision? Do U think that the jurors would be in danger if their names were released?

[Image via AP Images.]

Jul 27, 2011 4:20pm PDT

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