A photographer, videographer and a rumored NBC reporter entered the Orange County Jail at 10 PM on July 16 to document Casey’s release — do you think she gave a sit-down interview?
Casey Anthony is a little over an hour away from being a free woman. It’s been exactly three years and one day since Casey was indicted for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee — but after a jury found her not guilty on July 5 … she’s free.
One camera will be capturing Casey’s release and the moment she steps out of jail, a one sentence email will be sent from the jail, “Casey Anthony has been released from the Orange County Jail.”
Protestors have sent up tents and satellite news trucks have camped out in front of the jail’s booking center. Everyone is waiting to catch a glimpse of the 25-year-old who will walk out of the jail a little after midnight, for the first time since 2008.
Law enforcement and Casey’s legal team are very concerned for her safety. There are reports that she will go into hiding and possibly alter her appearance with plastic surgery as to rebuild her life. New reports claim Casey may head to Puerto Rico to seek refuge in the time being. Casey’s attorney Jose Baez is from there.
Although Casey was found guilty, this is not the last of her legal problems. Zenaida Gonzalez, the woman Casey claimed was Caylee’s nanny, is suing Casey for “defamation of character.” Rightfully so, Zenaida feels as though Casey ruined her life.
But the judge ruled on July 15 that Casey does not have to appear back in court to face these charges until Oct. 8.
The recovery group Texas Equusearch is also suing Casey for the amount of time and money spent looking for Caylee in 2008. Now that Casey has admitted she knew Caylee was not alive, the prosecution and other organizations are attempting to get Casey to pay them back.
Do you find it unjust that Casey is being released?
— Chloe Melas
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