ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Although she was acquitted in the death of
her daughter, Casey Anthony has still been sentenced to four years
in prison for lying to investigators.
But she could be free in just a few weeks. A judge in Orlando,
Fla., says the three years she has already served -- and her good
behavior behind bars -- could mean she'll be released in late July
or early August.
Anthony was convicted of four counts of lying to detectives
trying to find her daughter, Caylee. She lied to them about working
at the Universal Studios theme park, about leaving her daughter
with a non-existent nanny named Zanny, about leaving the girl with
friends and about receiving a phone call from her.
Her defense attorneys argued before sentencing that her
convictions should be combined into one, but the judge disagreed.
Judge Belvin Perry also fined her $1,000 on each count.
He says attorneys for both sides will have to decide exactly how
much time she should be credited for.