Casey Anthony to be Free Next Wednesday

Casey Anthony to be Free Next Wednesday

A judge sentenced Casey Anthony on Thursday to four years for lying to investigators but will go free on July 13th because she has already served nearly three years in jail and has had good behavior.

Published July 7, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony will be freed next week after spending nearly three years in jail on accusations she killed her 2-year-old daughter, punctuating a case that captured the nation's attention and bitterly divided many over whether she got away with murder. (Related: Moms Who Kill)

While cleared of charges of killing and abusing her daughter Caylee, Anthony was convicted of lying to investigators and sentenced Thursday to four years, the maximum punishment she faced.

But she was given credit for the time she has already served and her good behavior, and she was set to be released Wednesday. Judge Belvin Perry also fined her $1,000 on each of the four counts.

(Photo: AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

Written by Kyle Hightower and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press

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