Nevertheless, Hayat who is expected to appeal, faces up to 37-years in jail.
The case against Hayat's 48-year-old U.S. citizen father, Umer, was declared a mistrial with the jury "decisively deadlocked." Whether there will be a second trail or not is unclear.
Throughout the case, the mainstream media consistently described Lodi's Pakistani community as fearful of violent repercussions against it. But no incidents occured. As far as I could tell, Pakistanis went about their business normally.