Casey Anthony was facing four convictions of lying to authorities during the investigation into her daughter Caylee’s disappearance. On January 9th, Casey’s legal team appeared on her behalf in the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Florida to request that all four convictions be thrown out.
A panel of judges found that two of the four convictions should be tossed because they constituted double jeopardy, and she can’t be convicted twice for the same crime. Though, the state did argue that double jeopardy was not a valid reason to reject any of the convictions because each false statement to law-enforcement was a separate offense. That argument was rejected though and two of the four convictions were indeed tossed.
Now that appeals court is over, the civil lawsuit that Zenaida Gonzalez has filed against Casey Anthony for claiming she was a nanny that kidnapped Caylee, can move forward.
Do you think Casey Anthony’s convictions should have been tossed out?