July 6th, 2011
12:30 PM ET

Next for Casey Anthony: Freedom, book deals, analysts say

(CNN) - Don't be surprised if Casey Anthony walks out of jail a free woman after her sentencing Thursday, legal experts say.

And, they add, there is nothing stopping her from cashing in on book or movie deals - as her acquittal on serious charges now means she is free to profit off her story.

With Tuesday's not guilty verdict on murder charges behind her, Anthony - and the thousands riveted by every twist in the case - now turn their attention to Thursday when the 25-year-old will learn her fate.

A jury on Tuesday found Anthony not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

But she still faces sentencing on four counts of lying to police regarding a missing person case.

Each misdemeanor count carries a maximum sentence of one year in county jail, for which Judge Belvin Perry has the option of sentencing her consecutively or concurrently.

Many legal experts believe Anthony will be freed on time-served because she has already been jailed for about three years.


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  1. Wanda

    I believe that her father helped her cover up the death of that little girl he drove that car and never called the law? If that baby drowned in that pool why didnt they call 911 when they found her kaylee will never rest in pease until her killer is brought to justice and believe me someone is gonna slip up and say to much and admit their guilt makes me sick to know that their isnt gonna be any justice for that beautiful little ang. What gave anyone the right to play god with that little angels life? She should not be allowed to have any more children they might come up missing to. Will their ever be justice for kaylee?

    July 7, 2011 at 12:21 am |
  2. Michelle T

    I would NEVER buy a book or pay for a movie that Casey Anthony had anything to do with creating! As a mother and grandmother I am completely confused as to how she is able to walk free tomorrow or sometime soon. As for the Anthony family – I understand you wanted to save her from the death penalty, but are you really happy she is going free now? Did Caylee really mean so little to you?

    July 6, 2011 at 9:57 pm |