Casey Anthony Debuts a New Look at Her Sentencing
As angry crowds chanted outside the courthouse, Casey Anthony was told she will be released from jail next Wednesday.
Casey entered court smiling, with her waist-length hair tossed over one shoulder, a far more provocative look than the matronly bun she wore throughout the trial.
As she waited, she flipped her hair and laughed it up with her attorneys.
With July 13 set as the date of her release from jail, the fury over her acquittal continues at a fever pitch. She might actually find herself safer behind bars.
"She's going to have to leave the country, there's no doubt about it," one spectator said.
"If I were her, I'd be scared to death to be on the street," another chimed in.
Defense attorney Jose Baez told Barbara Walters he believes Casey's life is in danger.
"I am afraid for her," Baez said.
Mark Lippman, attorney for Casey's parents, said those fears are justified.
"We evaluate everything and certainly if there's a problem we'll notify local law enforcement. But a threat from Nebraska is not as concerning as a threat from Orlando," Lippman said.
The release date came as Judge Belvin Perry sentenced her to four years in prison for lying to authorities.
"I will sentence you to one year in the Orange County jail on each count, all four counts to run consecutive to each other," Perry said.
But with credit for time served, she's just six days from freedom.
"It's a travesty. There's no justice for Caylee, a killer walks free," an angry spectator said.
INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd reported live from outside the courthouse.
"There's a heavy security presence outside the courthouse, the sheriff's department is mounted on horseback for crowd control. We understand that a riot squad is even on stand-by, and I've seen a few officers walking around with gas masks. They've separated the protestors. On one side, the anti-Casey Anthony crowd; on the other side, a much smaller crowd: those in support of Casey Anthony," Boyd said.
One man held a sign that asked Casey to marry him, while others evoked images of Caylee and expressed anger at the jury.
Defense attorney Jose Baez almost didn't make it to the sentencing. There was just enough time to toss his car keys to someone and rush into court.
Casey's parents, George and Cindy Anthony, came to see their daughter sentenced. Cindy was even greeted with hugs from a police officer.
"Everybody needs to move on and figure out where their lives are going to go, and she's going to be part of it," Lippman said.
After sentencing Casey was returned to her cell to serve the remaining days of her sentence. When she walks out, she will re-enter society as a free woman.