Casey Anthony to appeal verdict on lying charges
(CBS/WKMG/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony has filed notice that she will appeal her misdemeanor convictions of lying to law enforcement.
Anthony filed the notice Friday in Florida's 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.
The Florida mother was acquitted last week of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter in Caylee's death.
She was found guilty on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement, and was sentenced to a total of four years in jail on the four counts, as well as a fine of $4,000, plus court costs.
At the sentencing hearing, Judge Belvin Perry rejected a defense argument that the four counts be merged into one count, as they all "arose from a single criminal episode." Perry called them "four separate and distinct lies" that each caused law enforcement to expend resources in the search for Caylee.
However, due to credit for time served and good behavior, Anthony is scheduled to be released this Sunday, July 17.
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