9:50am

Thu July 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Casey Anthony Gets 4 Years; Time-Served Will Reduce Prison Stay

Casey Anthony, the young Florida mother who was found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter after a trial that dominated cable news networks and tabloids, was just sentenced to four years in prison for lying to police during the investigation.

But because she has been in jail since October 2008, credit for "time-served" means she won't have to stay in prison too much longer.

The Orange County. Fla., judge who handed down her punishment said he will determine later this morning, after consulting with prosecutors and Anthony's attorneys, how much credit she'll be given.

The judge gave Anthony 1-year sentences, to be served consecutively, for each of her four convictions for lying. He also ordered fines totaling $4,000.

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