Casey Anthony Reportedly Spotted in Ohio
Casey Anthony has surfaced in Columbus, Ohio.
She was spotted in an outdoor mall close to the Ohio State University campus. She was wearing a red Ohio State University baseball cap and dark glasses and was seen clothes shopping in an Old Navy store.
True Crime reporter Aphrodite Jones told INSIDE EDITION, "It is her. There are people who are curious, 'Is that really Casey?' Yes. I've seen Casey Anthony enough in person. That is Casey Anthony."
Anthony and her parents have relatives in Ohio. Anthony was once pictured in an OSU football shirt before her arrest.
The new sighting is the most reliable since her release from jail more than two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Florida officials say Anthony must show herself in Orlando Thursday before 10 a.m. to start serving one year's probation in connection with writing bad checks to buy clothes and groceries. She pled guilty in 2010.
A spokesperson said at a press conference, "We have told her attorneys that she needs to be here by no later than 10 a.m. tomorrow morning."
Defense attorney Cheney Mason waited until the last moment before filing court documents challenging Judge Stan Strickland's order for Anthony to return to Orlando.
Mason claims in court papers that the judge's order is "fraudulent" and he has shown "unbridled prejudice" against Anthony.
The court papers referred to a TV interview with Nancy Grace in which Judge Strickland condemned the not guilty verdict.
"I'm just kind of shocked at the result and I really don't know what to say beyond that. I've just never seen one like this. It's all over but the crying. And that's it," said Strickland.
The issue will be settled in a hearing before Judge Belvin Perry, who was the judge at the murder trial.
Lead defense attorney Jose Baez said on the Today show that it's just too dangerous for Casey Anthony to return to Orlando.
"If a jury finds you not guilty, that should be the end of it. But unfortunately, in this e-lynching type day we live in, that's not possible. So yes, we are very concerned," said Baez.
But in a late-breaking dramatic development, Chief Judge Belvin Perry, who presided over the murder trial, granted a stay pending a hearing Friday, delaying Anthony's return.