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Casey Anthony Release Date Pushed Back

First Posted: 07/08/11 12:47 AM ET Updated: 09/06/11 06:12 AM ET

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orange County Corrections Department issued a press release late Thursday evening that projects Casey Anthony will be released on July 17, 2011.

According to the release, July 13, 2011, the date provided to the court earlier on Thursday, is no longer correct.

"After receiving the signed order this afternoon on the sentencing of Casey Marie Anthony, Orange County Corrections conducted a detailed recalculation of the projected release date. The projected release date is now Sunday, July 17, 2011," the statement, released by public information officer Allen Moore, read.

In regard to Anthony's release, Moore added: "Due to the high profile nature of this case and intense, emotional interest by the public, appropriate measures will be taken to release the individual into the community in such a manner so as to preserve the safety of the individual and the public."


Anthony, 25, was acquitted on Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, but she returned to court in Orlando on Thursday for sentencing on four lesser counts of lying to police officers about the disappearance of her child.

Chief Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony to four years for lying to police during the investigation into Caylee's 2008 death, but he counted the 1,043 days she had already served after being arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

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On the morning of Casey Anthony's sentencing, some 30 to 40 demonstrators -- including Orlando resident Flora Reece -- rallied in front of the courthouse, chanting "no justice" and carrying signs. Reece said she has followed the case from the beginning. "This jury needs to go to another planet," she told The Huffington Post. "When someone does not report their daughter missing for 31 days that is evidence. That is a part of evidence. Where is the common sense in this country anymore?" (Photo: David Lohr)
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