Florida murder acquittee Casey Anthony now is expected to be freed on July 17, says the Orlando Sentinel. Judge Belvin Perry sentenced her to four years in prison on four counts of lying to law enforcement, but crediting her for time served dating back to 2008. She was fined $4,000 and must pay $618 in other costs.
These fines are separate from the investigation and prosecution costs state prosecutors want Anthony to pay. Those costs will be handled during a later hearing. Unhappy followers of the case gathered outside the courthouse yesterday expressing displeasure about her acquittal on a charge of first-degree murder in connection to her daughter Caylee’s death. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings also voiced his disappointment but urged people to main “a peaceful resolve.”