Casey Anthony acquitted of murder

KYLE HIGHTOWER - Associated Press
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Casey Anthony listens to the judge's instructions to the jury in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, July 4, 2011. The jurors are expected to begin their deliberations Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury has acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Anthony began crying when the jury's verdict was read Tuesday after more than 10 hours of deliberations. She hugged her attorney afterward, and a prosecutor shook his head in disbelief. She could have received a death sentence if she had been convicted of first-degree murder.

She was found guilty of lying to investigators. Judge Belvin Perry will sentence her Thursday. She could receive up to a year in jail for each count.

Caylee disappeared in June 2008 and her body was found in woods near her grandparent's home six months later.