Public outrage has been building since Anthony was acquitted Tuesday of first-degree murder and other serious charges in connection with her daughter’s death in 2008.
At least two deputies have arrived at the Orange County Courthouse carrying gas masks in anticipation of a strong reaction following this morning’s sentencing of Casey Anthony.
Other officers are patrolling on horses.
Calls to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office about its preparations have not been immediately returned.
About 50 people have gathered peacefully outside the courthouse this morning for today’s milestone moment.
How many months of man-hours did Florida police spend searching for little Caylee Anthony back in 2008, while her mother, Casey Anthony, knew exactly where the child’s body was?
If you were the victim of a crime in Orlando, Fla., between July and December 2008, you should be enraged that the police couldn’t prevent or investigate your crime because they were too busy looking for a missing child whose mother already knew the kid was dead.
Yesterday, as the world wept, 12 sun-scorched jurors in this burg a stone’s throw from Disney World believed a goofy fantasy. They decided that Casey was too young, too pretty, too innocent, if a tad shallow and self-absorbed, to have murdered her adorable 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, on her way to competing to a “hot body” contest.
So Casey skips free, with just a three-year interruption in her drinking and partying and fooling around. She was convicted of lying to police — one would assume, about killing her daughter. But wait! She didn’t kill the kid. The jury has spoken with a forked tongue.
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How will they live with themselves?
As Casey Anthony prepares for sentencing, a new state law is being proposed in Florida – named after her daughter, Caylee.
The stunning not guilty verdict in the Casey Anthony murder trial leaves a big question: how did little Caylee die? The answer may never be known as it was a central focus in the trial but was never fully investigated as the spotlight shown on Casey Anthony’s habit of making up fantastic lies.
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