The sometimes confusing cases of Florida’s Casey Anthony took another turn when Judge Belvin Perry ruled that Anthony, acquitted last month of murder charges, has until Aug. 26 to turn herself in to the Florida Department of Corrections, which will monitor her for one year while she serves probation in another case, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
There was confusion when Anthony was released about whether she would have to serve probation resulting from check-fraud convictions in 2010. The Department of Corrections allowed her to serve while in jail, but that was not what the judge who sentenced her had intended. “To permit the Defendant, whose counsel was well aware that the probation was to begin upon the Defendant’s release from jail, to avoid serving probation now, would take a lawfully imposed sentence and make it a mockery of justice,” Perry said. Anthony will have to provide her address to a probation officer, though Perry said the state has discretion to keep Anthony’s location confidential and not subject to public record.