At approximately 2:15 p.m. today, a Florida jury gave it’s verdict in the highly publicized Florida murder trial of criminal defendant, Casey Anthony. She was charged with the following seven counts:
- First-degree Murder (Florida Statute Section 783.04(1)(a)(1));
- Aggravated Child Abuse (Florida Statute Section 827.03(2));
- Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child (Florida Statute Section 782.07(3) and 827.0393); and
- Four Counts of Giving False Information to Law Enforcement Officers (Florida Statute Section 837.055).
She was only found guilty of counts four through seven, giving false information to law enforcements officers in Florida. This is a Florida first-degree misdemeanor which is punishable by up to one year in jail for each count. Her sentencing hearing will begin this Thursday. At this hearing, the Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers will present mitigating evidence while the prosecution will present aggravating circumstances.