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Casey Anthony: Officially A Felon

January 26, 2010

Some people may have missed this yesterday, but by entering a guilty plea in her check fraud trial, accused murderer Casey Anthony is now a convicted felon.

Any thoughts on how this will impact her upcoming murder trial? Does it make a difference?

From ABC News:

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty Monday to 13 counts of check fraud.  She was sentenced to time already served.

“I’m sorry for what I did,” Casey said. “I sincerely apologize to Amy. I wish I would have been a better friend.”

She stole hundreds of dollars from  former friend Amy Huizenga. The crimes were committed around the same time that Casey’s daughter, Caylee Anthony was missing in the summer of 2008. The 2-year-old’s remains were found later that year.

During Monday’s hearing, Circuit Judge Stan Strickland found her guilty on six counts and withheld adjudication for the other seven counts.

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Casey Anthony: Does the Media Need to Back Off?

January 26, 2010

Andrea Lyon, an attorney for Casey Anthony said on the Today Show earlier today that the media needs to back off and take a different look at itself when covering this high profile trial.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The recorded comments from Andrea Lyon comes one day after Anthony, accused of killing daughter Caylee Marie Anthony, made headlines after being found guilty on six charges related to a check-fraud case.

The piece on the Today Show noted Monday’s verdict and included information about the Anthony-inspired play in Australia called “Tot Mom.”

When a reporter asked Lyon about the play’s significance and coverage of the Anthony case, she said:

“It tells me that the media process needs to take a different look at itself. You know, it’s one thing to cover a trial and cover a case. It’s another thing to create one.”

Additional details can be found at the Orlando Sentinel by clicking the link above.