Casey Anthony just received 4 years in jail for providing false information to a police officer … but she’s not going to be locked up for the next 4 years … not even close. She could actually become a free woman within about a month.
Anthony escaped the death penalty when the jury found her not guilty of murder.
The defense argued that Casey’s lying to cops was really just one continuous act — not 4 separate ones … and therefore Anthony should be sentenced to 1 year in jail — not 4 years (one for each lie).
Judge Belvin Perry begged to differ, calling each untruth “separate and distinct lies.”
But Anthony got credit for time already served — she’s been locked up for approximately 2 years 10 months. The judge must still compute how much time she gets for good time credit.
The judge said he needs to do some math first … but Anthony could get out late this month or next.