Verdict in Casey Anthony Trial: She Goes Free July 17
Casey Anthony will be a free woman next Sunday, July 17. After being sentenced to four years in prison and $4,000 in fines for lying to the police, Anthony received a good behavior credit for her time already served and was told she would be free within days.
Still, the date is four days later than previously expected, the Daily Mail reports. The Florida court “re-calculated” her release date and issued a statement Friday announcing the “projected release date” as Sunday, July 17, 2011.
Anthony reportedly showed little reaction to her sentence, smiling and winking at her lawyers as she waited in court.
The speedy release sent a fresh wave of anger throughout the country, already smarting from the “not guilty” verdict many don’t believe Anthony deserves. And many experts believe she will profit well from the highly-publicized trial, possibly signing publicity deals for a book or a movie. The civil suits filed against her by the prosecution—who want compensation for the investigative cost of the trial—and the Florida woman with the same name as the non-existent nanny Anthony claimed had kidnapped Caylee are likely to come to nothing as well, many believe.
Still, it is possible she could be forced to testify in the Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez civil suit. The Daily Mail reported that Anthony had been subpoenaed to record a video deposition on July 19 for the case. If she chooses to defend herself, it is also likely she could be called to testify at a potential trial.