Casey Anthony Trial: If Convicted, What Sentences Does Casey Face?

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By Lawrence D. Jones, Christian Post Reporter
July 4, 2011|11:56 pm

Jury deliberations in the Casey Anthony trial began Monday. Casey Anthony is facing seven charges, including one of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter Caylee Anthony.

What are the seven charges she is facing and the possible verdicts and sentencing in the case?

Charge 1:

"The Grand Jurors of the County of Orange, duly called, impaneled and sworn to inquire and true presentment make in and for the body of the County of Orange, upon their oaths do present that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY, between the 15th day of June 2008 and the 16th day of July, 2008, in said County and State, did, in violation of Florida Statute 783.04(1)(a)(1), from a premeditated design to effect the death of CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY, a human being, unlawfully kill CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY."

Charge 2:

“And the Grand Jurors of the County of orange, duly called, impaneled and sworn to inquire and true presentment make in and for the body of the County of Orange, upon their oaths do present that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY, between the 15th day of June, 2008 and the 16th day of July, 2008, in said County and State, did knowingly and willfully, in violation of Florida Statute 827.03(2) cause great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement or permanent disability to CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY, a child under 18 years of age, by intentionally inflicting physical injury upon CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY, or by intentionally committing an act or actively encouraging another person to commit an act which could reasonably be expected to result in physical injury to CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY.”

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Charge 3:

“And the Grand Jurors of the County of Orange, duly called, impaneled and sworn to inquire and true presentment make in and for the body of the County of Orange, upon their oaths do present that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY, between the 15th day of June, 2008 and the 16th day of July, 2008, in said County and Satate, did willfully or by culpable negligence, in violation of Florida Statites 782.07(3) and 827.0393), while a caregiver to Caylee Marie Anthony, a child under 18 years of age, fail or omit to provide CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY with the care, supervision and services necessary to maintain CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY’S physical and metal health, or fail to make a reasonable effort to protect CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY from abuse, neglect or exploitation by another person, and in so doing caused the death of CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY.”

Charge 4:

"The Grand Jurors of the County of Orange, duly called, impaneled and sworn to inquire and true presentment make in and for the body of the County of Orange, upon their oaths do present that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY, on the 16th day of July, 2008, in said County and State, did, in violation of Florida Statute 837.055, knowingly and willfully give false information to YURI MELICH, a law enforcement officer with the ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF, who was conducing a missing person investigation, with the intent to mislead YURI MELICH or impede his investigation, to wit: that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY was employed at Universal Studios Orlando during the year 2008."

Charge 5:

"The Grand Jurors of the County of Orange, duly called, impaneled and sworn to inquire and true presentment make in and for the body of the County of Orange, upon their oaths do present that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY, on the 16th day of July, 2008, in said County and State, did, in violation of Florida Statute 837.055, knowingly and willfully give false information to YURI MELICH, a law enforcement officer with the ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF, who was conducing a missing person investigation, with the intent to mislead YURI MELICH or impede his investigation, to wit: that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY left the child CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY at the Sawgrass Apartments, 2863 South Conway Road, Apr. 210, Orlando, Florida with a person identified as ZENAIDA FERNANDEZ GONZALEZ on June 9, 2008."

Charge 6:

"The Grand Jurors of the County of Orange, duly called, impaneled and sworn to inquire and true presentment make in and for the body of the County of Orange, upon their oaths do present that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY, on the 16th day of July, 2008, in said County and State, did, in violation of Florida Statute 837.055, knowingly and willfully give false information to YURI MELICH, a law enforcement officer with the ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF, who was conducing a missing person investigation, with the intent to mislead YURI MELICH or impede his investigation, to wit: that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY informed persons identified as JEFFREY MICHAEL HOPKINS and JULIETTE LEWIS, former Universal Studios Orlando employees, of the disappearance of the child CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY between June 9, 2008 and July 16, 2008."

Charge 7:

"The Grand Jurors of the County of Orange, duly called, impaneled and sworn to inquire and true presentment make in and for the body of the County of Orange, upon their oaths do present that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY, on the 16th day of July, 2008, in said County and State, did, in violation of Florida Statute 837.055, knowingly and willfully give false information to YURI MELICH, a law enforcement officer with the ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF, who was conducing a missing person investigation, with the intent to mislead YURI MELICH or impede his investigation, to wit: that CASEY MARIE ANTHONY received a phone call from the child CAYLEE MARIE ANTHONY on July 15, 2008 at approximately 12:00 p.m."

POSSIBLE SENTENCES:

First-Degree Murder:
If convicted, Casey Anthony could be sentenced to life in prison or face the death penalty.

Second-Degree Murder
If found guilty, Casey Anthony could be sentenced to 16-3/4 years to life in prison with possibility of probation.

Aggravated Child Abuse
If convicted, Casey Anthony could be sentenced to a minimum of 34-1/2 months up to 15 years in prison.

Aggravated Manslaughter
If convicted, Casey Anthony could be sentenced to a minimum of 9-1/4 up to 15 years in prison.

Giving False Information to Law Enforcement Officer
If convicted of giving false information, Casey Anthony could be sentenced to one year in jail for each count.

 

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