Most people disagree with the jury's verdict and think Casey Anthony should still be behind bars. For her own safety and stability, maybe she should be.
The 25-year-old may be a free woman, but feels anything but, given the psychological trauma she's already suffered and the challenges she faces now.
"Her life is going to be very difficult for a very long time," attorney Cheney Mason said Monday regarding his client, whose whereabouts are unknown.
Her release from jail Sunday gives you an idea of what he means:
"As long as there are so many of the lynch-mob mentality, willing to deny that the jury found her not guilty, she's going to have issues," Mason added.
And there are quite a few. Entire Facebook groups are dedicated to finding ("Where Is Casey Anthony") and eviscerating "I Hate Casey Anthony") her.
But her lawyer says the hounding from the public, which has reacted with nothing short of vitriol since her July 5 acquittal, is only part of her troubles.Casey hasn't gotten over the loss of Caylee, "and probably never will," Mason said, to say noting of her being "locked up in a cage" for three years.
While convicted of four counts of lying to officials, Casey had been in jail for nearly 1,000 days, or close to what would have been a full sentence.
She was therefore set free, but not of the demons internally.
"This is very psychologically expensive for a human being, and she will take a while to adjust," Mason said, adding that "a lot of plans had to be made" to keep her whereabouts a secret amid constant death threats.
"She's gone," was all he would say. "She's safe."