Casey Anthony, the young woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter using duct tape and chloroform, was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for lying to police. Unfortunately, the three years that she has already spent behind bars will be counted. Court officials said that Casey Anthony will be released from the Orange County Jail July 13.
The jury acquitted Anthony on charges of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse Tuesday. If convicted, she would have faced the death penalty.
Anthony, 25, partied after little Caylee died, acquiring a new tattoo with the Italian words for Beautiful Life and entering herself into a hot body contest.
Prosecutors alleged that Anthony drugged her daughter with chloroform and suffocated her using duct tape. Duct tape was found on the body, where the little girl's face had been, but decomposition was so advanced that cause of death was difficult to determine. Internet searches were found on Anthony's personal computer for the terms how to make chloroform, neck-breaking, and self-defense.
Anthony received $4,000 in fines.