Defense attorneys Jose Baez and Cheney Mason celebrated their victory shortly after the not-guilty verdicts were read with a champagne toast at Terrace 390, a restaurant onNorth Orange Ave.
But as word of their gathering got out, people clustered in front of the restaurant's glass doors, where spectators could see attorneys hanging out with about 20 other people inside, including TV personality Geraldo Rivera.
"They shouldn't be celebrating," said Wanda Tyler of Orlando. "A little girl is dead and they helped her killer go free."
Spectator Patrick Fowler, of Tampa, called out for Baez to leave the restaurant. He didn't think justice had been served and made that known. Baez, who was drinking what appeared to be a beer, looked up and smiled a few times.
One of his drinking companions, a tall, slender man wearing a plaid shirt, came close to the door and made a lewd gesture with hand.
A couple of minutes later, Mason moved closer to the door and made a lewd gesture at Fowler using both hands.
At some other point, Mason made a different gesture with his middle finger. That move was caught by an Associated Press photographer.