Deputies wanted Anthony release to look 'normal'
July 17th, 2011
12:49 AM ET

Deputies wanted Anthony release to look 'normal'

A videographer who was one of three journalists who were granted access to the Orange County jail facility to document Anthony's release. This is his briefing to reporters after Casey Anthony's release:

Concerned about security, officials had three scenarios ready for Casey Anthony's release.

Scenario no. 1 was the front door. Deputies wanted to make it look like any other normal release. She came out at 12:11 a.m.

Deputies did not share the other two scenarios with the journalists.

She had a sign of relief on her face as she walked out wearing a bright pink T-shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

She thanked an SRT sergeant and walked quickly into a waiting sport utility vehicle.

Matt Sedensky, the second of three reporters granted access to document Casey Anthony's release, offered this information at his briefing:

– Anthony was given $537.68 from her inmate account

– There were no threats received against her at the jail, but they had a number of contingency plans

– "This release had an unusual amount of security. So therefore, in that sense, it would not be a normal release," said Allen Moore, the spokesman for the Orange County Corrections Department in a statement.

– "We have made every effort not to provide any special treatment for her. She has been treated as every other inmate," Moore also said.

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  1. Stoirin

    I agree with those who say that the media needs to stop covering/following/reporting on Casey Anthony. She was given due process, tried under the court of law by a jury of her peers and she was acquitted. The Prosecution was unable to prove its case "beyond a shadow of a doubt." If you do not want to live in a country where that is what is required before you take a human being's LIFE, then there are many, many countries you can move to where there is no due process. WE DO NOT KNOW HOW IT CAME THAT CASEY'S DAUGHTER LOST HER LIFE. We do not know. Casey knows. And maybe one or two other people. And they will know for the rest of their lives. It may well be that Casey Anthony did not kill her daughter - no matter what you or I or anyone else wants to believe. Due process was done according to the law of the United States of America. That is all that needs concern us. Ms. Anthony was in prison for more than two years - and was then found NOT GUILTY. Imagine if she did not kill her child. Imagine that she lost her daughter...and then spent two years in prison wondering if she was going to be executed when she was innocent. It's possible. We don't know. She was found innocent. She has the right to live her life without being hounded as though she were guilty.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Liza

    The whole 31 days without reporting her missing is very strange but this is our justice system. As much as I think Casey had something to do with the crime, I don't think she murdered her daughter. I also don't think she is truly "free" just because she was found not guilty and is out of jail. She is not going to have a nice, easy life, as so many people are threatening her, sending hate mail, etc. I do believe in Karma..........

    July 25, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. JENNIFER

    LET'S ALL JUST CELEBRATE CAYLEE'S BIRTHDAY ON AUGUST 9TH BY RELEASING WHITE BALLOON'S BETWEEN 6:00PM AND 6:30PM IT'S TO BAD WE ALL DON'T HAVE THE INNOCENT'S AND FORGIVENESS THAT CHILDREN DO.

    July 25, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. maria

    I just have two questions ? where is Caylee's body ,where is the cemetery where her grave is? and second why this bozo Baez is taking care if this killer? why is he involved in her affairs? like books and TV.appareances! Is something going on between this two ? I saw the way they interact during the circus ,it is not the way a lawyer interact with his client! Just saying.......I never hear the defense taking care of the killer!he should be called to answer to the Ethics commitee !and get FIRED!

    July 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
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