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[Updated at 11:34 a.m.] Casey Anthony will be released on July 13, 2011, according to a court spokesperson.
The spokeswoman said she would release more information about the calculation as soon as it was available.
[Updated at 10:41 a.m.] Judge Belvin Perry and attorneys for the state ad the defense are continuing to hold discussions in the courtroom.
All sides are working with the corrections department to help determine exactly how much time Casey Anthony has served in order to determine how much longer she will need to serve to finish out her sentence. The decision is expected to come soon.
[Updated at 9:30 a.m.] Judge Belvin Perry has sentenced Casey Anthony to one year in jail for each of the four counts of lying to police, which will run consecutively.
The judge and defense attorney Jose Baez said it will take about an hour to figure out what exact time Anthony has served and how to apply that to the sentence. The jail where she was being housed would also have to consider any good behavior time.
It appears that for now Casey Anthony is headed back to jail - we'll just have to wait for the specific calculations from the court to find out for how long. Analysts appear to be saying that based on Perry's ruling - and calculations that she served about 1,000 days in court - it is likely Anthony could be free by the end of the summer.
Time.com: Video analysis of lingering trial questions
Perry also said he would fine Anthony $1,000 for each count. Perry also said that the court will work to calculate the cost of the investigation into Caylee Anthony's disappearance and what amount of that Casey Anthony might have to pay. The judge has also let Anthony and her team know that they have 30 days to appeal his ruling.
Anthony has remained stoic during this portion of the court hearing. She is conferring with her other attorneys as the judge hands down the sentence.
But as she prepared to exit the courtroom, Casey Anthony let out a tiny smile.
[Updated at 9:26 a.m.] Judge Belvin Perry is breaking down each of the false information charges and specifically what lies Casey Anthony told police that led them along in their investigation - including one where she said she spoke to Caylee Anthony.
Perry rules in favor of the prosecution, saying he doesn't agree that the lies were all one act.
"As a result of those four separate and distinct lies, law enforcement expended a great deal of time, energy and manpower looking for young Caylee Marie Anthony," he said. "This search for her went on from July through December - over several months - trying to find Caylee Marie Anthony. Four distinct, separate, lies. Just as the jury spoke loud and clear on counts one, two and three on their verdict they also spoke loud and clear on the remaining counts."
[Updated at 9:25 a.m.] Casey Anthony will not make a statement before sentencing, her attorney said.
[Updated at 9:17 a.m.] The prosecution has said though they were only handed this defense request this morning. Still, they do not believe the lies should be treated as one single act because there was a temporal break in between each of the lies. And they've also got a few prior cases to back up their thoughts. The fact that the statements happened on the same day doesn't mean the statements should be considered all one act, the prosecution argued.
The prosecution also said as a result of the individual lies police had to go on a "wild goose chase" in the case.
[Updated at 9:16 a.m.] The judge is reiterating his question to the defense: Are they arguing that Casey Anthony didn't have time to pause and reflect when she was making her statements to policy. Their answer: Yes. And that's why the lies should be considered as only be one charge.
[Updated at 9:11 a.m.] Judge Belvin Perry is taking a minute to read through the materials the defense has provided in regard to treating the misdemeanors as one charge.
[Updated at 9:04 a.m.] The defense is asking the court to consider the four misdemeanor charges of lying to police as one charge when it comes to sentencing - saying they were all part of the same act.
Because the information at question was part of the same interview and Casey Anthony did not have time to take a mental break and reformulate her thoughts and statements, her lawyers are saying all of the charges should be reduced to just one.
Because it was "one act" made by Casey Anthony the defense says it is a violation of double jeopardy to sentence her four separate times for the same offense.
[Updated at 9:03 a.m.] The defense has withdrawn an earlier motion for a mistrial - something lawyer Jose Baez jokes he doesn't need anymore.
[Updated at 9:00 a.m.] Judge Belvin Perry has entered the courtroom. The sentencing is about to begin.
[Updated at 8:58 a.m.] Casey Anthony is much more animated and less stoic in court Thursday - and the sentencing hearing hasn't even begun yet.
Though she's still biting her nails as she had during the verdict, it's mixed in many more with smiles and winks to the defense team than looks of worry.
Defense Attorney Jose Baez has just sat down next to her and patted her on the back. The defense table couldn't be any more full of smiles today.
On the other hand, the mood outside the courthouse is a little different. Protesters are gathered outside and still angry with the not guilty verdict.
[Updated at 8:48 a.m.] A smiling Casey Anthony has walked into the Orlando courtroom wearing a long-sleeve blue sweater and her hair down. She appears much more relaxed than she has during any other day in court. She's chatting with her attorney's as she awaits the judge and her sentencing.
Her parents George and Cindy Anthony are seated at the back of the courtroom.
[Posted at 8:28 a.m.] Casey Anthony is due in court Thursday for a sentencing hearing on four misdemeanor counts of lying to police regarding a missing person case - the only charges she was convicted of during her seven-week long murder trial.
She avoided the most serious charges when a jury acquitted her of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee. Each misdemeanor count carries a maximum sentence of one year in county jail, for which Judge Belvin Perry has the option of sentencing her consecutively or concurrently.
But many legal experts believe Anthony will be freed on time-served because she has already been jailed for about three years. Whatever happens next¬†, the saga of the 25-year-old Orlando woman acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter is far from over.
Everyone will still want to examine why and how the jury reached the verdict. Some questioned whether the "CSI effect' swayed the jury. Others, like HLN's Nancy Grace who has covered the case since the first day said regardless of why, she doesn't have to agree with the decision. And then there will be the examinations of the characters that have emerged in the case as victors: namely defense attorney Jose Baez. But by far the spotlight will shine brightest on Casey herself. Depending on the sentence handed down Thursday many experts say her next move likely could come in the form of a book or movie.
I think her Dear old Dad needs to watch his back.cause now its pay back time.she's fixin to be free.
You believe in the molestation story, do you?
She is probably ready for you and many others. Back to her favorite past time: partying.
If that is what she chooses to do why is it anybody elses business??????????????????????????????????
Using your own logic, Jason, if bloggers choose to express their opinions about what Casey chooses to do, why is that any business of yours????? Things that make you go hmmm..........
Casey, please hurry up and get dead so I can throw a party. Thanks!
We've had US presidents commit war crimes against humanity and no attempts on their lives. We do don't even take them to trial. I highly doubt someone is going to kill Casey Anthony over a kid no one cared about before the trial. In 48 hours you'll all be fighting over the next hot news story. America's attention span is very short, and all will be forgotten about very soon. Signed sincerely, The Truth.
Post the damn comment!
you're so smart.... how does crow taste?
you really dont see a difference? you are posting on a blog with a reply button...
People like you is want is wrong with America. It is everyone's business that a 2 year old was murdered while her mother did not report her as missing for over a month and during that time she was partying ......... It is everyone's business to protect the young as they are defenseless, protect them even from their mothers. May she die as violent a death as her child died. Who in the world would care if that happens. Perhaps justice would be done as American justice is certainly broken. And the people who would read a book written by her watch a TV doc of her where she is paid a great deal of money are SICK, SICK, SICK.
Amen and well said
So I spose all of you getting all up in arms about this will spend the rest of your lives crusading against child murders, or will you just go on only caring about the ones Nancy Grace tells you about?
John would you please let us know how she died so her mother can have the same kind of death as you stated? Also, would you please let us know when, where, and all the details of this death. The prosecutor didn't know them, thanks,
OK, so we give her some Xanax (remember Zanny the Nanny, that's 'who' Caylee was with), a touch of chloroform (I just Googled the spelling), 3 x pieces of her own duct tape (just in case she starts to breath again) put her in one of her own laundry bags and throw her in the trunk of her car so nobody can see her. Party time! Whoops, starting to smell, better do something about that.
So damn funny!
No, it is the family's business and it is the state's business.
It is none of your business, especially if you don't live or pay taxes in Florida.
What is your business is whether you choose to continue feeding poison to that hardened, black heart of yours that's obsessed with people you don't even know.
Pot calling kettle you are an idiot just like Nancy grace and all those that don't have a life and are trying to love it through Casey.
All those people who took time off from their jobs to help search for what we know now was a dead child not a missing child should wait until Casey does receive some sort of royalty from selling any part of her story and slap a class action law suit on her.....as she knew that child was dead.
What ???once again, but we knew it was coming. For those of you who give her the benefit of the doubt, please stay in your homes and off the streets for safety of the rest of the decent humans. And your thoughts on Nancy Grace may be your own, but she knows when guility is guility and would never throw her child to the wolves. Keep your crap cleaned up and she may not be threat to you. Maybe some of your or your children (god forbid) should have been tossed in the woods for the wolves and you might be singing a different song. You supporters of Casey are so repulsive and god bless your souls who defended her. Look at where Oj and one of his attorney's are now. Reap what you sew now or later!!! From a very concerned veteran and tax payer of this country.
Khloe, how can you be so judgemental when you don't know when, where, how, why or who was present at the time of death? Most are defending the jury and our justice system being the best in the world. Our government or crazy Khloe's with pitchforks following the media cannot convict people without a trial. Good luck on being judged as harshly as you judge others. God was and is in control. Is this where you want to be when Jesus comes back?
Khloe honey, God Bless Your Soul. You have so much anger inside of you. Since I can see from what you wrote you seem to be a fairly religious person. Then you must know God said vengeance is mine. I will pray for all of these people wishing for blood. Be careful what you wish for.
Do you seriously want justice for Caylee? I do! And this is how I plan to do it. I will spend $0.00 on any book or movie on anything Casey Anthony related. I will also spend 0 amount of time watching interviews related to Casey Anthony. I will focus my actions, time and resources that promote those organizations that work tirelessly to protect children. To do anything less is a grave unjustice to Caylee. Please join me in this pledge to place focus where it will benefit life. FYI, I understand "CNN" and others have a need to present Casey Related information; I make my statements based soley on a personal and individual level.
Barbara, very well said. I pledge not to focus on, or purchase anything relating to Casey Anthony. I will not be a part of Casey profiting from this tragedy or any other third party organizations. I do pledge support for law enforcement and any others who want justice for Caley.
Thats right Mr kindle , right on !
WELL SAID. THIS WORLD HAS BECOME THE WAY IT IS BECAUSE NOBODY CARES. SO SAD THAT EVERYONE ONLY LOOKS AFTER THEIR OWN WELL BEING AND NOT CARE FOR ANYTHING ELSE.
I think John must be applying for a job with HLN... Its people like YOU who think everyone else in this world should think the same way YOU do, should agree with everything THEY say, to act the way THEY ACT or THINK a person should act... Simply put.. ITS NOBODYS BUSINESS HOW ANYONE ELSE IN THIS WORLD THINKS, ACTS, BELIEVES, IT IS NOBODYS RIGHT TO ACT LIKE JUDGE & JURY EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHO ARE ACTUALLY PLACED IN THOSE POSITIONS. LYNCH MOBS WERE OUTLAWED LONG AGO... GET OVER IT ALREADY !!!
Well said John Kindle! I agree with you wholeheartedly. It was certainly our business when this baby was supposedly missing and we were all helping, searching and wishing for her return. There's another liar and killer among us that has been set free. It is our business.
Because some people are d-bags. Pointing fingers at other people somehow makes all their faults stay hidden.
You got it rigth Jason Boy...if she wants to kill...let her do it, right?..is that what you want to say?
She chose to party and have a good time and not report her own child missing for 31 days... yep... that choice is hers alright.
This is one screwed up case for one screwed up family!! Caylee paid the ultimate price for that, her young, innocent life! May she rest in peace.
because she KILLED a BABY idiot.
Oh, the importance of the freakin' comma!
Oh, the importance of the lowly comma!
Show me where you saw her killing a baby tad!!
In your opinion. But your opinion does not make it a fact. The jury was much closer to this then you. Now grow up and let it go. The only killing here, thus far, are your brainwaves that have taken a permanent recess.
Because she is a murderer and got off on a technicality.
Reasonable doubt does not equal technicality
The "technicality' being that the prosecution failed to convince the jury that she was guilty, so they acquitted her. I suppose you'd rather have a system where the prosecution gets to put people to death regardless of the strength of their case?
It's everyone's business because she DID tell lies and withheld information in regards to her daughters whereabouts and who actually had her and when she was last seen which caused the tax payers and the state millions of wasted dollars and time. Anyone that pays taxes, has the right to comment on her life and what she does with it.
@ O-HI-O – And even more money was wasted in seeking a death penalty that was not able to be supported by the evidence. Awful, but true. The prosecution overreached. Case closed.
YES IT IS OUR BUSINESS ,WHEN A CHILD LOOSE HER LIFE IN THE HANDS OF THE MOTHER ,THE ONE WHO SUPPOSED TO PROTECT HER ,SHE DO'NT HAVE NOT VOICE, SHE IS GONE "FOREVER" IT BECOMES OUR BUSINESS,SHE SHOULD FRY .....AND DON'T TELL ME SHE IS INNOCENT BECAUSE SHE IS NOT!
Because she was an unfit mother that did not care for her 3 year old baby! Not reporting Caylee missing for 31 days is a crime in itsself and nothing you can say can change that. I guess you believe in the "Bella Vita" philosophy of Casey's life now that Caylee is gone. What a shame on us all. A city in Florioda is missing 12 idiots as the sign said this morning.
agree. she is going to do what she wants anyway. If i found out I wasnt going to die I would go party to lol what she most likely did was not proved she is not the first one so ppl should just let it be and get on with heir lives.
Liet it go? Then why are you on the blog?
who cares what she does that's the problem with this country people are always in Ur business how would u react if the tables were turned on u an don't sit there an tell me u wouldn't feel just like her there was sloppy police work there wasn't a witness saying they saw her kill the lil girl the only thing u people care about are Ur soap operas or ur trying to make on lose time becuz the as the world turns got cancelled lLEAVE HER ALONE AN WORRY ABOUT UR OWN LIVES
very true hillman. people need to drop this. if they really thought casey anthony was a killer they wouldn't let her go. people need to worry about their own lives and stop trying to bring this girl down (casey anthony)
NOT TRUE...did you read what the jurors said???????? they are sick at there desision but had to follow the letter of the law she didnt get off due to lack of guilt but due to REASONABLE DOUBT...she commited the perfect murder!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually, it was doubt, not reasonable doubt. They did not know what that is. Just follow this interviews of jurors so far.I don't know it the other dummies will follow though, since these two are getting beaten up by the press.
Well it is our own business ,you see? we are he voice of Caylee's she don't have voice anymore,and her mother kill her not doubt about how yo like it?Jason she kill her daughter we believe in karma her days are comming you will hear about someday!
That makes no sense at all. You can think someone is guilty as sin and still let them go due to lack of evidence. Even the juror who spoke said "not guilty does not mean innocent"
Hillman types like a middle-schooler. Really? "U", "ur", and "becuz" reveals your lack of intelligence and apparent laziness.
So true ūüôā The english language is going down the crapper
And Matt u jus proved it...where is ur punctuation, and for ur info english is spelt with a capital – English!
Actually it wasnt sloppy police work this dumb broad sent them on a wild goose chase until her baby's body decomposed and all that was left was bones, all they're evidence was in her body. Poor baby didnt even get a decent funeral. Yeah she got away with it but if she any bit of a human it will eat at her, but we all know she isn't so she will go on like it never happened, she will have her day!
She is not human, she's a sociopath. She showed up in court today thinking she was a madonna–just disgusting. By now this animal probably doesn't think she did anything wron.
Amen Carol......She is a straight up sociopath..if i were her parents I would be scared to go to sleep once she gets out
Right on Carol this was a jury that should be sick, they are as guilty as Casey. They were in my eyes just a 'JURY IN A HURRY'.
Sadly enough.. Everyone on here are the ones who created her.
Valentina I'm going to have to correct you on that. It was very sloppy police work. The remains were fount 3 months before the police found them without that tape by the way but they failed to investigate. That alone makes them sloppy
this world gets caught up n theres alot of other crimes they should worry bout them its funny i blame the media n when the results r not what they want they freak to bad bmove on nancy grace
I would really like to respond with a deep, ethereal answer to you diatribe but based on your grammar and spelling, I would be, to use your dictionary, wastin my time cuz you can't put two coherent words together!
That's not true. In opening statements her lawyer admitted she was there when Caylee died. Remember that whole thing about George coming to her with Caylee in his arms? The anger is the admitted involvement and the lying. The anger is about the tapes misleading police and implicating others when she knows what happened. So, not guilty does not mean innocent and she's going to be someone's neighbor. Are you willing to let her live next door to you and your kids?
Yes she can come live next door to me and I have a 2 year old.
Apparently you should be worrying about your inability to write. I'd recommend 1st grade instead of reading articles on CNN.
Her lawyer made it was clear she was there and that George came up to her with Caylee's body. She was convicted of 4 crimes and is responsible for them. It is everyone's business when she could be their neighbor. It's their business when it was their money spent on her lies.
if you don't kill your kid then nobody will be up in ur bizness. Learn what the little key 2 over from the M is for.
and why are you here reading this then? doesn't sound like you're listening to your own "advice".
People in this country just love to be in other people's business and life. It's like they don't have their own lives, or their lives don't have any excitment so the only excitment is reading the media bs and post idiotic nonsense comments. I wish many of you here had a busy enough job where you would not be able to read the news and blubber about it. Get busy! Be productive! Not distructive. Thanks for the media and all these people that comment Casey Anthony is now a famous person, so keep her legacy alive...good job.
To hereicome, It is anyone's business that choose to make it their business. Just like for people to state it's none of your business. I respect you opinion, but really don't get your drift.
It is our business. See this lying little pig caused us (myself ) to give up time and look for her baby when she knew all along what she did to her. It is a disgrace that someon can play the system like this and get off. She represents everything that is wrong in this world. I am sure a lying coniving pig like this will never be a stranger to police, SHe wil always have to look over her shoulder and for that is the greatest justic of all
If you (not u) learned to spell, it would go a long way in furthering your argument. Or at least make you look literate.
You have my vote. It is time to let it all go. The lynching mobs should be directing there attention to what is happening to our country. The jury has spoken THE END>
I agree, its time to move on with u lives folks. Stop watching hln nancy grace or mitchel as they seem to want to keep your emotions and interest on high. Media overkill.
To Hillman, Ignoring the obvious is a crime.
Thats pretty rich coming from someone who is making their opinion know to the world oviously you don't practice what you preach. What, its only ok to voice your opinion if its one that fits in with yours. I don't know why your on this blog but I would think that most of us are looking for answers and justic for that poor little girl who was thrown in a ditch to be eaten by wild animals. If your to simple to not realise by her own admittion that she allowed her father to throw her daughter in that ditch and did nothing that in its self certianly makes her guilty of something. If this is the story she would like everyone to believe then she should be held responsible for it. That is why people are having a hard time getting past it and who are you to tell anyone we don't have the right to get answers.
AFTER SHE GETS OUT OF JAIL THAT IS HER CHOICE ! ! !
Jason, maybe she will baby sit for you! LOL................
thats her bsuness not yours. grow up already!!!
and giving chloroform young children.
prove it....the prosecutors couldn't
Do you really think she can go anywhere without being attacked or spit on? I highly doubt she'll be partying. She might try it once or twice, but who is going to want to be around her?
Who will want to be around her??
Tony for one and any man who cares only about her looks.
He'll end up another victim of Casey's....steal your money?....write bogus cheques using your signature?........Steal your car?.....
Men will get what they deserve, for their shallowness...
Tony and Jason, can you see how they can¬®t wait when she get out? They are already standing the line..
I think all u people r idiots. Who r u to judge the jury. They did what they were told. The state had "No Concrete evidence" no finger prints, no dna, nothing. Partying is not a crime. But she should have been charged with child abuse.
You do not need DNA etc. to convict. There was plenty of evidence. Using logic and common sense are supposed to be part of the jury's job. This isn't television, this is real life where evidence is not laid out in a story line.
Judging by your spelling and sentence structure, you shouldn't be calling anyone an idiot.
@ Rosa, that is a bit harsh saying those things! What if it was your child missing and you took 31 days to report it.
No partying is not a crime, but it is if you haven't reported your child missing and seen out and about smoking and partying and having a grand ole time. SMH
uh oh the jury must of rubbed of on you... common sense could of played a factor to the verdict but the jury didn't have any. i mean who reports 31 days after their child is missing and it wasn't even casey who reported it, it was her mother. and during that 31 days she is out partying and getting tattoos? And when they called people to come search for caylee the defense stated that she already knew caylee was dead. then why call a search team? to buy more time for the body to decompose. I mean did the jury not pay attention? Think about it
Even a dog would morn over its dead pups.
Child abuse? Why? There was no evidence of that either. Everyone says because she partied for 30 days while the child was dead and thats child abuse. Umm hate to tell you but the girl has to be alive and being abused to get child abuse.
I agree with you Rosa. Asking the jury to make a decision on terrible evidence and a gut feeling isn't how our system works.
Yes Rosa whom are we???, to judge a group of citizens that took the opportunity to let Casey off the hook!, evidence was kind of flimsy two eyewitnesses, (a.) towtruck operator who on multiple instances had been call to crime scenes for the expressed purpose of remoing a vehicle which a corpse had been found in it, he noted the distinct scent! of a dead body in the trunk of her auto, (b.) her former boyfriend whom she would bring Caylee over the night stated! that after june 16 2008 he never seen Caylee again. Let us place our trust in Casey,as well her sociopathic clan! to tell us the truth concerning this child's demise. Perhaps those good people who took the opportunity to render a verdict that was clearly fed the media frenzy,one which they could market themselves $10,000 interview fees for any outlet which shall have them.
Yes Rosa whom are we???, to judge a group of citizens that took the opportunity to let Casey off the hook!, evidence was kind of flimsy two eyewitnesses, (a.) towtruck operator who on multiple instances had been call to crime scenes for the expressed purpose of removing a vehicle which a corpse had been found in it, he noted the distinct scent! of a dead body in the trunk of her auto, (b.) her former boyfriend whom she would bring Caylee over the night stated! that after june 16 2008 he never seen Caylee again. Let us place our trust in Casey,as well her sociopathic clan! to tell us the truth concerning this child's demise. Perhaps those good people who took the opportunity to render a verdict that was clearly fed the media frenzy,one which they could market themselves $10,000 interview fees for any outlet which shall have them.
Tracy you're an idiot, she's already been in there for almost 3 years, thats pretty close to 4 years
Prison Guards: After our extensive investigation, we have determined that Ms Anthony drowned in the pool.
IN TEXAS THEY WOULD HAVE HELD A PUBLIC EXECUTION THE DAY OF HER SENTENCING JUST TO MAKE A POINT!
Which is why texas needs to be wiped away...
Seems the majority wanted an execution the day after the arrest. The trial turned out to be a huge annoyance and inconvenience for most of the heartless judgemental people on here.
And she will be out tonight, time served.
You can't sentence someone to die based on a gut feeling or an opinion. You gotta show proof and the pros. didn't. People need to learn how the law and the court system works. It worked this time, period.
Aw, she wore Disney Princess hair today, thinking she'd saunter out in a glass carriage.
Boycot the book and movie.
I'll be first in line to buy!
I'm boycotting the boycotts!
She was probably allowed to go clubbing last night!!
Who is going to pay for legal representation costs, and how much would get in the pocket Jose Baez
Exactly what I was wondering??
Wonderboy, the State of Florida will pay for her legal fees-wasn't bozo a public defender? She has zero money until after she publishes her book on how to successfully kill a child to go clubbing- and a movie of course.
time served and $4000 that's a small price to pay for killing your kid!
She was found not guilty of murder, so everyone can just shut their perfect little mouths.
Isn't it great to live in a country that still believes a person innocent until PROVEN guilty? No verdict by media or public opinion.
Good thing she was found not guilty of killing her kid then. They'll also stick her with cost of investigation as well. She's getting the absolute maximum for lying – which by the way is the only thing she is guilty of.
I hope she gets shanked in jail or on the street.
So, what you are saying is that you are no better than a murderer.
If she thinks just because the jury did not convict her, she can just walk down the street like the rest of us, she has a very rude awakening coming. MURDERER.
What evidence do you have that she murdered anybody?
Those who wish for her death are just as guilty as whoever killed Caylee. I bet a lot of you are Christians too. You're beautiful.
@Sammi...but I thought she drowned?