Casey Anthony to go free July 17

ORLANDO, Fla. - (AP) - Authorities in Florida say Casey Anthonywill be freed July 17, not Wednesday as previously announced, as aresult of a recalculation of the time she has served.

Orange County corrections spokesman Allen Moore announced thenew release date in a press release Thursday night. He said it wasbased on a "detailed recalculation" following a judge'ssentencing of Anthony for lying to authorities about the death ofher 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

The 25-year-old Anthony was acquitted by a jury Tuesday ofkilling her daughter.

Judge Belvin Perry on Thursday gave her the maximum sentence offour years for four convictions of lying to authorities. He denieda defense request to combine the misdemeanor counts, which couldhave made her eligible for immediate release.

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Suffolk fire officials say a house was gutted 1 House gutted by overnight fire in Oakdale
The owner of a Huntington church and food 2 Huntington food pantry owner says he is being targeted by neighbors, town
Developers want to build more than 150 new 3 Plans to expand Bayport senior apartment complex faces opposition
Officials say a pedestrian was struck and killed 4 Police say they caught woman who struck, killed man in Central Islip
News 12 is told the driver of the 5 Officials: 2 struck by car in Massapequa

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.