Casey Anthony's release is coming up on Sunday.
In 2008, she was arrested over the death of her toddler daughter Caylee Anthony. In the next three years, she sat in jail and waited. In 2011 in a highly publicized trial, she was acquitted of killing her daughter but sentenced to four years in prison for lying to the police.
Since she already served over three years, her released is set for this Sunday, July 17. What awaits the 25-year-old Casey Anthony in the free world?
Her immediate future will likely consist of a couple days in a safe house, security experts told the Associated Press. After that, though, the government doesn't plan to provide her an extended period of special protection.
Anthony could possibly face big civil lawsuits from Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez (who Anthony falsely accused of kidnapping her daughter) and Texas EquuSearch (a non-profit organization who said it spent $100,000 searching for Caylee Anthony because Casey Anthony falsely claimed she was missing and possibly alive).
Casey Anthony isn't rich. Moreover, IRS may knock on her door for $68,520 in unpaid taxes, according to TMZ. So how will she pay for her civil legal expenses?
Even legal fees aside, some have speculated that Anthony may cash in on her infamy. ABC News already paid her family $200,000 for rights to broadcast family photos and videos. That amount, however, may prove to be chump change compared to the interviews, book deals, movie rights, and even porn gigs that Anthony could score.
However, because Anthony is arguably one of the most hated women in America, anyone that signs a deal with her may face too much backlash.
For example, Hollywood talent agency Paradigm signed on Anthony's lawyer Jose Baez as a client only to reverse its decision on the same day. Although Paradigm never said why it dropped Baez, outrage and backlash may have played a role.
What about Anthony's personal life?
If she doesn't change her looks and remains recognizable, she'll likely be shunned, threatened, harassment, and even assaulted; a Casey Anthony look-alike in Oklahoma has already being violently attacked by a woman who thought she was Casey Anthony.
Anthony may also go back to her partying ways. TV psychologist Dr. Keith Ablow, who is currently writing a book on Anthony, told Fox News that she'll drink alcohol and have sex.
Ms. Anthony has a history of using sex as an anesthetic, distancing herself from traumatic memories, emotional suffering and a range of other feelings-including guilt. Upon her release, she may well put romance at the top of her list, said Ablow.
Finally, Casey Anthony may have more children.
I had a dream not too long ago that I was pregnant. It was like having Cays all over again. I've thought about adopting, which even sounds weird to me saying it, but there are so many children that deserve to be loved, wrote Anthony to fellow inmate Robyn Adams between 2008 and 2009, reported ABC.
Let's make a deal ? let's get pregnant together ? if it's really possible to plan it, she wrote in another letter.