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Dear Sir/Madam - Yes a Judge can overrule a jury decision, but only if it does not comport with the the law. In this case, the verdict comported with the law so he was not going to overrule their decision. He did give her the maximum that he could give her. As much as I think Casey knows what happened to Caylee, the prosecution as hard as they worked just could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt the theory that they put forth.
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