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Casey Anthony Trial: Judge Could Reveal Jury Members' Names On Tuesday

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The jury members in Casey Anthony's trial could have their names made public as soon as Tuesday. | Getty Images

The Pinellas County jurors who found Casey Anthony not guilty of murder could have their names released as early as Tuesday.

Following the trial, Judge Belvin Perry Jr. decided that the identities of the 12 jurors and five alternates would temporarily remain private information as a precautionary measure, explaining that while the public has a right to know each juror's identity, the panel's safety must be the top priority.

"In a democracy, criminal trials should not, as a rule, be decided by anonymous persons," Perry wrote in an order issued July 26, according to The Tampa Tribune. "However, anonymity, at least from the media and the public, relieves pressure on jurors and protects impartiality."

On Tuesday, the three-month "cooling off period" will conclude and Florida's Public Records Law will take effect, a change which could lead to more scrutiny for the Casey Anthony jury members.

Following the trial, jurors faced threats from a people upset with the verdict, with some remarking to court staff "that they feel like prisoners in their own homes," according to CNN. Another juror quit her job and left her homestate after receiving threats from co-workers.

To date, only a few jurors have spoken to media outlets. Among them, Jennifer Ford, previously known as Juror No. 3, discussed the trial in an interview with ABC News and Juror No. 2, who requested to remain anonymous, spoke exclusively with the St. Petersburg Times.

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