ORLANDO (CNN) — Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Casey Anthony Thursday to four years in prison — one year for each of her four convictions of lying to authorities — but with credit for time served and good behavior, she could be released as soon as this summer.
Denying a defense motion to reduce the four counts to a single conviction, Perry gave Anthony the maximum prison time he could by ruling that the four years be served consecutively. He also fined her $1,000 for each count.
A jury acquitted Anthony on the most serious charges Tuesday, including murder, in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, but convicted her on the four misdemeanor counts of lying to police.
THIS JUST IN: Casey Anthony will be released from jail by July 13.
It’s simply crazy to think how Caylee Anthony is basically receiving no justice for her death. Most people agree Casey Anthony AKA “Tot Mom” is guilty in the murder of her two-year-old child!