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megimoo
07-22-2011, 04:14 PM
No one knows where Casey Anthony is, but America's most notorious recent murder defendant doesn't have to fret about her legal bills reaching her.

That's because $119,000 in defense fees racked up during her trial—which produced a shocking not-guilty verdict in her home jurisdiction of Orlando, Fla., earlier this month—have been picked up by Florida taxpayers. The same is true for another pending $5,800 in fees that Anthony's attorney Jose Baez has billed to his client's case, putting the overall taxpayer tab at just shy of $125,000.

Public coffers have been covering the costs of Anthony's defense since March 2010, when she declared herself indigent. Anthony was standing trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, whose remains had been found on land near their home after Casey had misled police investigators with a false account of Caylee's purported kidnapping by a nanny.

Casey Anthony had been sentenced to four years for providing false statements to the police. But after the three years she had served in custody while awaiting trial, her post-verdict sentence was just two weeks, and she was released on July 17. Then she went promptly into hiding; all her attorney Baez indicated to Orlando station WKMG is that "She's not here in Orlando."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/taxpayers-foot-bill-casey-anthony-defense-155506468.html

Hawkgirl
07-22-2011, 05:40 PM
I predict she'll be hiding for a long time....she's probably the most hated woman in this state.

djones520
07-22-2011, 05:47 PM
I predict she'll be hiding for a long time....she's probably the most hated woman in this state.

I've heard she's getting her name changed, and I would totally expect her to just dissapear when her book deal goes through.

NJCardFan
07-22-2011, 06:43 PM
I take it the $250K she got from ABC doesn't count as income?:rolleyes:

Hawkgirl
07-22-2011, 06:50 PM
I've heard she's getting her name changed, and I would totally expect her to just dissapear when her book deal goes through.


She'll need plastic surgery as well...her face has been plastered over the news for a couple of years now. I doubt changing her name will give her any anominity.

I don't think I've seen someone hated as much since Michael Vick.

fettpett
07-22-2011, 06:52 PM
this whole thing has been blown so far out of proportion it's not even funny, frankly feel people need to grow up and move on. There are people who have done much more heinous crimes and gotten less hate than this woman

Hawkgirl
07-22-2011, 07:29 PM
this whole thing has been blown so far out of proportion it's not even funny, frankly feel people need to grow up and move on. There are people who have done much more heinous crimes and gotten less hate than this woman

I disagree, they can be angry. Casey is hated because she was parading around town like a little slut, while her baby girl was missing/dead. She showed NO remorse. I think she deserves all the hate....regardless of jury verdict.
Hell, even Jeffrey Dahmer was remorseful, before he was bludgeoned to death.

SarasotaRepub
07-22-2011, 07:41 PM
She's a POS that will get "hers". :crowds:

fettpett
07-22-2011, 07:53 PM
I disagree, they can be angry. Casey is hated because she was parading around town like a little slut, while her baby girl was missing/dead. She showed NO remorse. I think she deserves all the hate....regardless of jury verdict.
Hell, even Jeffrey Dahmer was remorseful, before he was bludgeoned to death.

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

whatever works to justify hating the woman, I pretty much put this case with the OJ case, a lot of circumstantial evidence and bad behavior that points to them doing it, BUT wasn't proven by the prosecution, but people still hate him. At lest with OJ we didn't have cases of people trying to kill innocent people because they happen to look like him.

NJCardFan
07-22-2011, 09:50 PM
:rolleyes::rolleyes:

whatever works to justify hating the woman, I pretty much put this case with the OJ case, a lot of circumstantial evidence and bad behavior that points to them doing it, BUT wasn't proven by the prosecution, but people still hate him. At lest with OJ we didn't have cases of people trying to kill innocent people because they happen to look like him.
Not even close to the OJ trial. The OJ prosecution team couldn't have done any better if they had actual video of the murders. I mean, Nichole and Goldman's blood inside his Bronco and on the bloody socks found on his bedroom floor. What the hell more do you want? The only reason why he was acquitted was because the jury didn't want another riot.

megimoo
07-22-2011, 10:49 PM
this whole thing has been blown so far out of proportion it's not even funny, frankly feel people need to grow up and move on. There are people who have done much more heinous crimes and gotten less hate than this woman
A woman killing her own child and showing as little remorse for her dead child is enough to make her a special case...From watching her little act during the trial she is one cold evil critter....She will show up again in the future with some other cold blooded child abuse case .
She needs a few years of intensive therapy with a good shrink and carefull monitoring .There is a thread of cold blooded insanity there ......She has no emotions for her dead baby.