Two of Casey Anthony's four convictions for lying to authorities during the investigation into her daughter Caylee‘s disappearance have been dismissed, according to reports.
Casey’s legal team appeared on her behalf in the 5th District Court of Appeals in Florida to appeal all four convictions and ask that they be thrown out.
A panel of judges found that two of the four convictions should be tossed because they constituted double jeopardy - dual convictions of the same crime.
The state argued that double jeopardy wasn’t a valid reason to reject any convictions because each false statement to law-enforcement was a separate offense.
Ultimately both arguments were rejected, but the appeal court found that Casey Anthony, 26, could only be rightly convicted on two of the counts on merit.
Now that the appeals have been settled, Zenaida Gonzalez‘s civil lawsuit against Casey for claiming she was a nanny that kidnapped Caylee can proceed.
Casey claimed that "Zanny the Nanny" made off with her toddler; Gonzalez, a woman by that name, is now suing her for defamation as a result of the lie.
Anthony was recently spotted at a steak house, one of the few times she has been seen outside of hiding in the 18 months since her murder acquittal.