Orange County, Florida Judge Belvin Perry in Orlando has decided the sentence for Casey Anthony on her conviction on four counts of lying to law enforcement officers. The judge ruled that Anthony will serve a year in jail for each count but considering the time she’s already served and time off for good behavior, she’ll be out of stir next week. However she will not get out Wednesday as we were previously told.
It’s all over for Casey Anthony. She spent weeks in court being tried for first degree murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of her 2 year old daughter Caylee Anthony and was found not guilty on those charges. The jury did find her guilty on four counts of lying to law enforcement officers.
Yesterday Orange County Judge Belvin Perry handed down her sentence for those misdemeanor convictions. The Judge said Anthony would be sentenced to a year in jail for each of the counts plus she will have to pay a $1,000 fine for each of the four convictions for lying to officers making the total fine $4,000. With consideration for jail time already served and time off for good behavior while behind bars, Anthony was told initially that she would be released next Wednesday. However after the court recalculated her time served, they changed the date of her release to Sunday, July 17th.
In a rare move, it appears as if the prosecution will try and force Anthony to pick up the tab for all the extra police work that was done when she lied to officers sending them out on wild goose chases.