Casey Anthony Sentenced to Four Years

Chief Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Casey Anthony to four years in prison on Thursday morning. Anthony must also pay $4,000 in fines for lying to law enforcement officials, according to ABC News.

Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder and manslaughter in the case of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee’s death on Tuesday.

Caylee was last seen on June 16, 2008. Anthony never called the police. And Caylee’s grandmother, Cindy Anthony, waited a month to notify law enforcement.

Anthony has already served almost three years. Although she will get credit for time served and good behavior, how much time she must remain imprisoned remains unclear. The New York Times reports that Perry will meet with lawyers for at least an hour to decide how much time Anthony will be credited with serving.

ABC News reported that Anthony entered the courtroom with her long hair down, as opposed to the tight ponytails she has been sporting throughout the trial. Anthony chatted with her attorneys, laughed and even winked a few times, ABC reports, but looked downcast as the judge read the sentencing.

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