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Casey Anthony Appeals 4 Convictions for Lying in Florida Court (VIDEO)

  • (Photo: Reuters)
    Casey Anthony and her lawyer Jose Baez are driven away from the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida July 17, 2011. Anthony was released from a Florida jail on Sunday to resume the life interrupted three years ago when she was charged with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Anthony was acquitted by a jury on July 5 of culpability in Caylee's death.
January 7, 2013|10:14 pm

Casey Anthony will appeal her four convictions for lying to authorities as she returns to a Florida court room on Tuesday.

Anthony has been in hiding after huge public outrage at her being acquitted of murdering her two year old daughter, Caylee, in 2011.

Although she was acquitted on those more serious charges, she was convicted on a number of counts of lying when she made various claims following her daughter's disappearance in 2008.

Anthony was convicted of lying to detectives when she claimed she had left Caylee on or about June 9, 2008, with a nanny named "Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez" in an Orlando apartment.

She was also found to have lied about claiming she was employed at Universal Studios, as well as claiming she had told employees at the Studios that her daughter was missing and that she had even spoken to Caylee on the phone. Anthony's daughter's body was eventually found dumped in the woods in a location near her family home.

According to court documents filed by Anthony's lawyers she will argue that the four lies should be considered as one offense rather than as four separate counts. They will claim the four lies were told during an extended period of interrogation.

Her original conviction for the four lies resulted in a four year prison sentence. However, she had already spent three years in jail awaiting trial, and with time reductions for good behavior she was sentenced to serve just one year on probation after being sentenced. She has been serving that time of probation in hiding after being taken to a secret location after she was freed.

It has been reported to Reuters that Anthony will not be in court for Tuesday's hearing.

Here is a video of Casey Anthony's acquittal of murder charges:

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