Judge Considers Whether Anthony Should Pay Investigation Costs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- September 2, 2011

A Florida judge is considering whether Casey Anthony should pay the cost of investigating the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter.

Anthony was acquitted in July of murder charges. But the 25-year-old was convicted of four counts of lying to authorities. She told officers a babysitter had Caylee. Authorities learned the babysitter never existed, but the investigation drained manpower.

Several agencies, including the sheriff's office and Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, filed expenses of more than
$517,000. The judge is hearing their arguments for why Anthony
should pay those charges.

Anthony, who is not expected in court Friday, is serving probation in an undisclosed county in Florida. Her attorney is appealing the lying conviction and may ask the judge to hold off deciding about the payment.


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  • by Timothy Location: Tally on Sep 4, 2011 at 06:34 AM
    She can pay the state back with her play and movie deals that she will be making. She will be rich in 24 months, bet you.
  • by casey Location: east point on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:00 PM
    party time
  • by MONEY MONEY Location: moneyville on Sep 3, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY
  • by america is such awaste of life. Location: ga on Sep 3, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    she was found innosent. there was no reason for the pretty boys to investigate her. they were just harassing her.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    How do they intend to make her pay? She was found guilty and paid her time. She owns nothing, has no job, nor will she ever probably. This is just a show. Moe money wasted. So let it die.
  • by Franklin on Sep 3, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    There's nothing to consider. She owes nothing. I only saw closing arguments and did not like the verdict but we, the taxpayers, have to eat this, just like the tax payers in California ate the expense of the O.J.Simpson trial.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM in reply to Franklin
      Floridians have already payed for the trial. What prosecutors want her to pay for is the investigation because she was found guilty on lying to the police.
  • by martha Location: myrtle beach sc on Sep 2, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    She lied and not only cost money to orange co. but for all the people to worry and look for a beautiful baby Caylee and she knowing let it go on for months before they found her remains.Her and her lawyers are sick her for killing her baby and them for being them.
  • by David Location: TAlly on Sep 2, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    If the Judge won't rule that she muyst pay, I think it is time citizens should be able to do so as there was no need in this money being wasted when the mother knew exactly what she had done. Hell will be too good for her.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 at 07:12 PM in reply to David
      Who are you to judge. Dude you are what is wrong with America. Let god judge her when her time is up. Your one of those new Militaristic Christians.
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        by Sandy on Sep 3, 2011 at 08:58 AM in reply to
        Actually, there was only one small mention of God. It's you who are imposing a militaristic and narrow view on things. A comment that "hell will be too good for her" does not make a person a fundamentalist nut-job. If anything, your comments apply to yourself more than David. Personally, I believe stupidity and hypocrisy is what is wrong with America today. Hint, hint.
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        by Dave on Sep 4, 2011 at 06:37 AM in reply to
        I am not a militaristic Christian. I am a born again Christian who prays for this nation every day. I am a beliver an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I am against allowing anyone to live who takes anothers life with murder and that A is what she did. I hope she finds herself like OJ Simpson, never able to rest as she knows she did wrong. BTY Christianity is not what is wrong with America today, political correctness is what is wrong with America.
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