The Casey Anthony saga continued today with the sentencing trial. The Judge methodically read the charges against her, she will receive one year (per count) in the Orange County Jail on the count of misleading law enforcement and a $1000 fine for each of the 4 counts against her. All counts will run consecutively. The Judge went on to say that her time served would be reviewed today, so that he can see if she will need to serve any time at all.
Casey and her attorney declined to make a statement, when the opportunity was offered by the Judge. Initially she looked excited, as though she would be going home today. But as the charges against her were read, her demeanor changed significantly. She stared straight ahead with lifeless eyes as he read his summary of the charges.
Many experts believe Casey will not receive any jail time, due to time served. Although she will not go home today and the judge is unsure when she will be released, it seems as though she may spend only a few more weeks in jail. Casey may also be billed for all the costs incurred by law enforcement, due to her false information. Many wasted hours were spent by police, searching in unnecessary locations based on her lies. They are hoping to recoup the millions of lost expenses from any of her possible upcoming book and movie deals.
The sentencing is sure to create even more anger and outrage, by the already furious public. At least the IRS is already on the case, they have hit her with a $68,000 lien.