Published: Jul 05, 2011 10:20 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 05, 2011 9:20 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Shocked, upset and surprised are some of the words to describe people who gathered to watch the Casey Anthony verdict.

A group looked on while having lunch in Downtown as the case that captivated the country came to a dramatic close. 

"A slap on the wrist. Regardless of what her involvement was she's going to have live without her daughter for the rest of her life. Whether she had involvement its going to hurt for a while," said Ali Hobson.

One man was on the phone with co-workers as the verdict was read. The case also brought back memories of the O.J. Simpson case. A majority of people WINK News spoke to say Casey got away with murder.

"Its clear that she's guilty and that she lied. Its clear. I don't know. Its just upsetting," added Tifanny Cook.