Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Casey Anthony will be released from jail July 13


Casey Anthony, center, is overcome with emotion following her acquittal of murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Tuesday, July 5. (Red Huber - AP)
Casey Anthony was sentenced Thursday to one year in Orange County Jail for each of four counts of providing false information to law enforcement, to run consecutively.

But due to time she's already served and other factors, Anthony will be released from jail on July 13.

Anthony was also fined $1,000 on each count, plus a total of more than $400 which she must pay to the court for the cost of the investigation.

The four counts of lying to law enforcement officials include lying about her employment at Universal Studios, a babysitter known as “Zanny” and having talked to Caylee on the phone.

“As a result of those four separate and distinct lies, law enforcement expended a great deal of time, energy and manpower looking for young Caylee Marie Anthony,” Judge Belvin Perry said Thursday. “This search for her went on from July through December — over several months — trying to find Caylee Marie Anthony. Four distinct, separate, lies. Just as the jury spoke loud and clear on counts one, two and three on their verdict they also spoke loud and clear on the remaining counts.”

Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, Caylee on Tuesday.

Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez earlier told ABC’s Barbara Walters that he was optimistic about Anthony’s future: “I think there are still plenty of things that Casey can do in life, I think Casey could be a productive member of society.”

Letters from Anthony from jail indicate that she has considered writing a book, changing her name or wanting more children. “I’ve thought about adopting,” she wrote. “There are so many children that deserved to be loved.”

But Baez and prosecutors are also worried about her safety when she is released. “I wouldn’t want anyone in the community to be so upset by this that they would do something to her,” prosecutor Jeff Ashton said.

Crowds flooded the area outside the courthouse Thursday.

By  |  09:42 AM ET, 07/07/2011

 
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