Lightening Strikes as Casey Anthony is Released from Jail
With the ominous sign of lightning striking overhead, Casey Anthony was set free from custody at the Orange County jail in Orlando, Florida at 12:09 Sunday morning (July 17).
The recently acquitted murder trial defendant exited the facility wearing a bright pink t-shirt and jeans while accompanied by lawyer Jose Baez and a Special Response Team as she was loaded into a black, tinted-out SUV en route to an unknown destination.
Despite the nasty conditions, protestors braved the storm with many of the anti-Casey onlookers holding umbrellas in one hand and signs in the other to show support for Casey's deceased daughter, Caylee Anthony.
One particular lady on hand to witness the release used her pro-Casey poster to try and block the view of a seemingly pro-Casey picketer's message reading, "Casey will you marry me?"
The Orange County jail discharge comes after Miss Anthony spent nearly two weeks in lockup following her stunning "not guilty" verdicts in the death of her daughter, though she was convicted on four counts of giving false information to law enforcement.
Due to the fact that she already had served three years behind bars with good behavior, the judge ruled that 25-year-old Casey had fulfilled her punishment for the convictions - which led to the quick release.
As for the plans going forth, Anthony's lawyers have confirmed that there have been numerous death threats made against their client - leading them to remain mum on Casey's plans from here on out.
Sure to disgust those who believe in her guilt, reports tell that "tot mom" had been on the receiving end of money and gifts during the days following her acquittal.
According to ABC News, at least 17 people, mostly men ranging from their teens to their 50's, have sent money orders and various donations since May - and as of Thursday (July 14), the 25-year-old had earned $472.18 in her bank account - nearly $200 more than the day she received the verdict.
As reported by the Orange County Corrections Department, Casey used her new found jailhouse fortune to purchase upgraded toiletries and makeup, as well as premium chicken breasts, spicy peanuts and jalape±o nacho cheese dip.
Meanwhile, Anthony has been slapped with a $100,000 lawsuit from Texas EquuSearch, a non-profit organization which is seeking to reclaim the massive amount of money spent on the 2008 search for her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
Pictures of Casey Anthony taking her first steps as a free woman and the scene surrounding the Orange County Jail: PHOTO GALLERY
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