Anthony sentence allows her to go free July 17

Casey Anthony sits in the courtroom before a sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter, Caylee, but faces four charges of lying to police officials. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)
July 7, 2011 8:06:33 PM PDT
Authorities in Florida say Casey Anthony will be freed July 17, not Wednesday as previously announced, as a result of a recalculation of the time she has served.

Orange County corrections spokesman Allen Moore announced the new release date in a press release Thursday night. He said it was based on a "detailed recalculation" following a judge's sentencing of Anthony for lying to authorities about the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The 25-year-old Anthony was acquitted by a jury Tuesday of killing her daughter. Judge Belvin Perry on Thursday gave her the maximum sentence of four years for four convictions of lying to authorities. He denied a defense request to combine the misdemeanor counts, which could have made her eligible for immediate release.


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