Casey Anthony trial judge Belvin Perry excuses 50 potential jurors on May 10, 2011, due to a possible jury tampering issue.
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NEW YORK - The Casey Anthony trial was thrust back into the national spotlight on Monday as Belvin Perry, the judge who presided over the Florida murder trial, broke his silence.
Two years after jury selection began in the trial, Perry appeared on the Today Show Monday.
"There were two sides to Casey Anthony," he told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Monday in an exclusive interview. "There was the side that was before the jury, where she portrayed the role of a mother who had lost a child, someone who was wrongfully accused, and then you could notice the change and transformation in her when the jury went out.
"She was very commanding, she took charge of different things, and you could see her sometimes scolding her attorneys."
Anthony was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information, but the jury ruled that she was not guilty of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
Perry described his "surprise," "shock" and "disbelief" at reading the verdict.
Perry is reportedly now speaking because all appeals in the trial have been exhausted.
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