Speaking to national media from Pinellas County, alternate juror Russell Huekler becomes voice for silent Casey Anthony jury
In the absence of any juror speaking publicly, alternate juror Russell Huekler has become the voice of those who acquitted Casey Anthony on charges of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
He's a brave guy. Cable newschannels and TV reporters have been passing along the waves of disbelief and anger from those who followed the case for three years, disappointed that a woman who partied while her daughter was missing wasn't punished with a guilty verdict.
But, even though Huekler, a teacher at Pinellas Park High School, was not involved in deliberations, he has made the media rounds last night and today, telling everyone from local CBS affiliate WTSP-Ch. 10 to NBC's Today show that he agreed with the verdict.
Click here to hear an audio interview with Huekler at his home last night.
The St. Petersburg Times is joining several news organizations Thursday to ask the court to release the names of jurors. You can click here to read the comments published in the Times from Huekler, who spoke with reporters briefly outside his home last night.
Click here to hear me deconstruct the case for Tampa NPR affilaite WUSF-FM.
In another oddity, click here for a NSFW photo of Anthony defense attorney Cheney Mason offering a special salute to the press, proving that some people can be awfully sore winners.
Here's Today's interview with Huekler below, along with some other interviews: