(NECN: Orlando, Fla.) - A Florida jury has found Casey Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of her two-year-old daughter Caylee.
The jury deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days after hearing 33 days of testimony. The jury consisted of seven women and five men. Jurors were chosen from the Tampa Bay area because of pretrial media coverage and they have been sequestered in an Orlando hotel.
Prosecutors argued that Anthony killed Caylee in June 2008 because the toddler interrupted her carefree partying and love life.
The defense had argued that Caylee's death was an accidental drowning.
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The 25-year-old 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.
Caylee disappeared in June 2008 and her body was found in woods near her grandparent's home six months later.