Probation Over, Casey Anthony Faces 'Vilified' Life: Lawyer

Former defendant aims to avoid 'public eye'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 24, 2012 9:48 AM CDT
In this July 7, 2011 photo, Casey Anthony sits in the courtroom before a sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

(Newser) – Casey Anthony finished her probation for check fraud today—but that doesn't mean she's truly free, says her lawyer. The woman acquitted in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter will "always be imprisoned by her reputation, deserved or not," Charles Greene tells Reuters. After pleading guilty to using a friend's checkbook, she served a year of probation in a secret location, a rare allowance by the judge amid widespread anger over the murder case.

As to where she'll go now: That's a secret, too, the lawyer says. "We're still greatly concerned about her safety. Security precautions are being taken to ensure that she continues to be safe and her whereabouts are not disclosed," Greene notes. "I think she just wants to live out of the public eye and live as normal a life as she can, which will be a difficult thing to do because she's been so vilified." (Read more Casey Anthony stories.)

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