When Jennifer Ford revealed to the public that she was juror no. 3 in the Casey Anthony trial, she never knew just how many people, particularly with the same name, she’d be affecting.
A woman by the same name in Jacksonville, Fla., is receiving the full brunt of the public’s outrage just because her name happens to also be Jennifer Ford, according to Channel 4.
Though they do not resemble each other in appearance being of a different race altogether, the woman also coincidentally is the same age, 32, as the nursing student who helped acquit Casey on charges of first-degree murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse.
Many have been criticizing Ford from Jacksonville of reaching a not guilty verdict, although she had nothing to do with the case.
Angry voicemails and Facebook posts were left on the wrong Ford’s phone and wall, leaving her distraught and angry herself.
“I don’t have anything to do with what the other jurors decided to vote on,” she told Channel 4.
“I just want to be left alone and hopefully, get this resolved.”
In a homicide case that has garnered enormous attention from the public, it appears that not many are left untouched.
And it seems as if everyone has an opinion in regards to the verdict, with majority of the media and the public in opposition to the decision made by the jury.
Though jurors like the real Jennifer Ford stated that she and her fellow jurors could not prove murder of Caylee Anthony beyond a reasonable doubt, many are saying there was more than enough evidence laid out by the prosecution for a conviction.
The single decomposing hair strand found in the trunk of Casey’s car, smell of human decomposition, and duct tape and chloroform discovered with the 2-year-old’s remains were among the evidence presented by the state.
Ford from Jacksonville told Channel 4 that she would have convicted Casey of murder if she were a real juror in the case, if it made any difference.
With the media and the overwhelming public in disagreement of the not guilty verdict, many are taking it into their own hands to seek justice for the deceased toddler, even if it’s costing some people, including the wrong Ford, their lives – involved or not.