Casey Anthony may have been acquitted on July 5 of murdering her young daughter, but her release from a Florida prison this Sunday may be the start of a whole different kind of trial for the 25-year-old. To many of the millions who were riveted for weeks by this legal drama, she is far from innocent. The pent-up public animosity toward Anthony is palpable. She faces threats of physical violence, financial challenges, multiple lawsuits and the ongoing challenge of having one of the most recognized and despised faces in the U.S.
Even among those who don't believe Anthony killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, the image portrayed of her during the trial was of a manipulative woman who behaved callously after the disappearance of her child. She may wind up a free woman in name only, shackled instead to a devastating reputation created during her many months in the national spotlight. More PrisonerPal.com True Crime Today Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners since 1975