Amy Pavuk and Anthony Colarossi of the Orlando Sentinel report, 11:01 am, July 7, 2011:
Casey Anthony will be released from the Orange County Jail on July 13.
Chief Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Casey Anthony this morning for lying to police, giving her four years in jail and credit for the time she’s already served since 2008. Considering how much time she’s already served, court officials have calculated that she will be released from the Orange County Jail July 13. The sentence also includes four, $1,000 fines for each of the four counts of lying to police.
The sentence is the maximum Perry could impose under the jury’s decision. But unhappy Anthony opponents still gathered outside the courthouse to express their displeasure about her acquittal Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder in connection to her daughter’s death. “I feel she got away with murder and it really irritates me,” said Donna Marini, an Altamonte Springs woman who attended most of the trial proceedings.
Nearby her, though, Casey Anthony supporters chanted for her release. One many stood with a sign asking “Casey will you marry me?” “I would date her,” said the sign’s holder Tim Allen. “Everyone deserves a second chance.”
Inside the courtroom, Anthony showed no reaction while Perry discussed her lies and imposed his sentence. Earlier, she arrived in Perry’s courtroom appearing relaxed and happy. Anthony, who normally wears her long hair in a bun on top of her head, wore her hair down in court today. She huddled with her attorneys, Cheney Mason and Dorothy Clay Sims, while smiling and stroking her hair before the hearing began.
The UK’s Daily Mail says Anthony wrote in secret prison letters that “I want to have more children…and I’d like to adopt.”