Once again, Casey Anthony has been found not guilty. An appeals court in Florida was tasked with deciding if Casey should've been convicted of four counts of lying to detectives during the investigation into her daughter Caylee's disappearance in 2009. If you'll remember, she was acquitted of the murder charges brought against her, but was slapped with four misdemeanours of lying to law-enforcement. Now, two of those convictions have been overturned.
Judges on the Court of Appeals found that, yeah, she may have told four separate lies, but her various false statements only count as two under the double jeopardy principle.
Even though Casey's gotten off yet again, there's still some good news for those of you out there who'd like to see her punished.
The fact that this appellate court hearing has finished up means that her civil suit can head to trial. Do you recall Zenaida Gonzalez? She's suing Casey for defamation -- Casey claimed it was "the nanny" Zenaida Gonzalez who kidnapped Caylee. She'd made up the name, but there's a real woman out there in Florida that shares the moniker and she wants payback for the pain Casey's caused.
That trial's set to start somewhere in August. Before that Casey and her lawyers might appeal the remaining two convictions of lying to law-enforcement.
Casey's been laying low since her murder acquittal and no one really knows where she is. She wasn't at the appeals court hearing, and I'm not sure if she'll need to be at the civil case this summer, but one thing's for sure: if all her convictions are overturned and she's found not guilty of defaming Zenaida Gonzalez, people are going to go nuts.
Many believed she murdered her daughter and want Casey to pay for Caylee's death, but by the way things seem to be turning out, she may get off 100 percent scot-free. Again.
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