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A judge has ordered the release of a jailhouse video showing the precise moment Casey Anthony found out the remains of her daughter Caylee had been found.
Friday’s ruling by Judge Belvin Perry explained that Anthony’s right to a fair trial, the reason for originally keeping the video secret, no longer existed.
He dismissed arguments that the release would be “inflammatory.”
The decision comes after an Orlando, Florida TV station filed a request for the video to be released earlier this week.
The video contains security footage showing the moment Anthony found out about her daughter being found; she rocks back and forth and hunches over after being informed of the news.
In July Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter Caylee, but was found guilty on numerous other lesser charges, including lying to the police.
“The reason for sealing (the video) - Ms. Anthony's right to a fair trial - is no longer applicable because the trial has been completed and she has been acquitted of all charges other than lying to law enforcement officers,” Judge Perry wrote, before ordering the state attorney's office release the video footage.
The news comes as a further blow to Anthony, following last Friday’s ruling where she was ordered to pay over $217,000, more than double the original fine, in costs related to the investigation and disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter.
An additional $119,000 was added to Anthony’s bill, according to AP.
Judge Belvin Perry, who issued the first fine of $97,676.98, increased the reimbursement costs the 25-year-old owed four central Florida law enforcement agencies.
The additional payments came about after the Orange County Sheriff’s Office provided Perry with a better-detailed account of their costs.
According to Perry, creditors will have to sue Anthony to collect any money she receives from a book deal or the rights to her story. Anthony’s repayment order will be a civil judgment AP reported.
Here is a video of the footage released today: