Casey Anthony Sentenced to 4 Years — BUT …

Filed under: Casey Anthony, Celebrity Justice

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.

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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.

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