After only approximately 10 hours of deliberations, the jury reached its verdict in the Casey Anthony case: Not Guilty of Counts I through III, which were the counts charging Anthony in the death of her daughter. (Note: Count I charged First Degree Murder, Count II charged Aggravated Child Abuse, and Count III charged Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child). The jury did, however, find Anthony guilty on Counts IV through VII, which charged her with Providing False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer. Sentencing has been set for Thursday, July 7, 2011.
Pursuant to Florida Statute sec. 837.05(2), a person who provides false information to a law enforcement officer with regard to the alleged commission of a capital felony commits a third degree felony, and may be incarcerated for a term of up to 5 years. Since Anthony has been in custody on and off since the death of her daughter in 2008, Anthony may have already earned a substantial amount of credit for time served.