Orlando, FL – Casey Anthony appeals her misdemeanor conviction for lying to law enforcement officers. Anthony’s lawyers argue that the four lies to police should have been considered one criminal offense, because all four statements were made during an extended interrogation by police detectives. If Casey Anthony is successfully sentenced, she may serve a total of four years in prison.
Reuters describes the four accounts that led to Casey Anthony’s misdemeanor conviction:
“Anthony, 26, was convicted of lying to lead detective Yuri Melich when she said she left Caylee on or about June 9, 2008, with a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez at the Sawgrass Apartments in Orlando. She was also convicted of lying when she claimed she was employed at Universal Studios, had told Universal co-workers that Caylee was missing, and later received a phone call from Caylee.”
According to WFTV, Casey Anthony is not expected to attend the hearing at the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach. Judges on the Fifth District Court of Appeals are trying to decide whether Casey Anthony was actually in police custody when she lied to police officers. This legal distinction could “overturn her misdemeanor convictions on the grounds that her statements were inadmissible since she hadn’t been read her Miranda rights.”
Another lie about Zanny the Nanny has a woman with the same name, Zenaida Gonzalez, suing Casey Anthony in civil court. The outcome of this court decision could heavily influence whether Gonzalez is successful in suing Casey Anthony.
Even if Casey Anthony is still taken accountable for her lies, if you “take into account the three years she spent in jail awaiting trial, time off for good behavior and other factors, Casey is scheduled to complete her sentence on Sunday after serving one year of probation at a secret location.”