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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.

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A little over 24 hours have passed since Casey Anthony's release from an Orlando, Fla., jail, and the accused child murderer's whereabouts are unclear.

Her attorney, Jose Baez, wants to keep it that way - and for the public to chill.

Appearing on Fox News, Baez urged angry citizens to leave Anthony alone and to start "respecting the jury verdict and decisions that the juries make.”

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In the wake of numerous death threats, Photoshopped pictures depicting her death, “I Hate Casey Anthony” and “Where is Casey Anthony?” Facebook pages, and a general sense of rage, Baez expressed concern.

"Pundits and media personalities have no right to try to alter the life of any individual because of what they think may or may not have happened," he said.

Good luck trying to convince Nancy Grace of that.

Casey was acquitted July 5 of first-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated child abuse in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

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Casey Anthony became a free woman early Sunday morning.

Just after midnight, wearing blue jeans and a bright pink top, and with hundreds of protesters heckling her, the 25-year-old walked out of the front door of the Orange County Booking and Release Center in Orlando, Fla.

With her were attorney Jose Baez and two sheriff's deputies:

With the cash from her supporters and a police escort into a gray SUV, Anthony drove her into the hot Florida night, her destination unknown.

"She had a look of relief on her face," said photographer Tony Zumbado. "There was a smile on her face. She looked glad to be out of there."

Most people were not decidedly unhappy she's out of there.

An angry crowd of more than 300 people had formed outside the jail. Police on horseback tried to maintain control of the vitriolic mob scene.

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In the aftermath of Casey Anthony's stunning acquittal, a proposed "Caylee’s Law" is gaining momentum in her native Florida as well as other states.

What would the new law entail?

Taking its name from Casey's deceased two-year-old, Caylee’s Law would make it a crime to not report a child missing or deceased after 24 hours.

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Talk of legislation began shortly after Casey Anthony was found not guilty of Caylee's murder. Petitions have already garnered 1.1 million signatures.

Among those signatures? George Anthony’s.

"This is a great legacy for my granddaughter. Other children still need assistance. If it reflects on my daughter, well, so be it," said Casey's father.

Several other states are also seriously considering adopting "Caylee’s Law." In Oregon, Rep. Shawn Lindsay said he’ll sponsor the law in his state.

Pushing for laws to protect kids and prevent future cases like this is a good use of time, energy and resources ... unlike sending Casey Anthony money.

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Casey Anthony has been receiving plenty of death threats since she was found not guilty of murder last week, but not everybody hates on her.

Support and sympathy from strangers has poured in, as has cash - her bank account is benefiting from financial contributors, People reports.

Sympathetic admirers, who need to reexamine their lives, have been sending Anthony letters of encouragement - and checks in the mail.

Casey A.

As of Thursday, the 25-year-old earned $472.18 from at least 17 different donors, according to Orange County Corrections Department records.

That's a drop in the bucket compared to the amounts she's going to be sued for imminently, but every little bit helps when you're flat broke.

Texas Equusearch, for one, is suing Casey Anthony for more than $100,000 to recoup the money they spent searching for Caylee Anthony.

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The Casey Anthony verdict was handed down over a week ago, but the case is far from over. The latest development? Alleged witness tampering.

The Orange County, Fla., Sheriff's Dept. says it is investigating allegations of witness tampering in the high-profile trial that ended in an acquittal.

Authorities wouldn't name the witness, but said it was not Casey's mother, Cindy Anthony, whose stunning testimony bolstered the defense.

Killer?

Detective John Allen said that several people have already been interviewed in the investigation into the alleged tampering, which is ongoing.

"In regards to where we will go, it really depends on what information we get and what people come forward to provide information," he said.

Anthony, who was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, was convicted on four counts of lying to law enforcement.

However, due to the extensive time she spent behind bars awaiting trial for Caylee's murder, she is scheduled for release from jail Sunday.

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Jurors in the Casey Anthony case were "disgusted" by her behavior, and "sick" over the decision to find her not guilty, but still felt they did the right thing.

The foreman said that her shady behavior and evidence of whether or not she murdered Caylee are two different things, and the former didn't matter.

"We were asked ... to convict on cause of death," the foreman, juror No. 11, said on Fox News. "That's something that, although it is disgusting, it is heinous, we weren't really able to take into consideration with the verdict."

Casey Release Imminent

The jury foreman, who asked that his name not be used due to possible death threats, said the jury deliberated by considering the physical evidence.

One Casey Anthony video deemed too inflammatory was not included.

Ultimately, despite the duct tape found on Caylee Anthony's remains, the possible use of chloroform and the strange circumstances, it wasn't enough.

They eventually found Casey Anthony, 25, not guilty of murdering Caylee, but guilty of lying to police four times in the course of their investigation.

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One of the citizens who acquitted Casey Anthony of murder, a woman in her 60s known only as Juror No. 12, has quit her job and gone into hiding amid death threats and fears of how her co-workers would react.

The woman received death threats and told her husband before packing her bags and leaving, "I'd rather go to jail than sit on a jury like this again."

The husband, who is following her into hiding, says she resigned from Publix by phone rather than in person, out of concern for what might happen.

C. Anthony

Two weeks ago, Anthony was found not guilty of all felony charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

She was sentenced to four years for misdemeanor counts of lying to law enforcement, but due to time served, is scheduled to be released Sunday.

In a profile of the jury, No. 12 is described as the mother of two children and one young grandchild. She worked as a cook at a Publix supermarket.

She often looked to the female prosecutor for reaction from the trial's testimony and said that, "I have no problem deciding on the death penalty."

What a sad postscript. No matter how much you may disagree with the jury's verdict, they're just people who should be allowed to live their lives.

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A judge is considering whether to unseal a video of Casey Anthony considered so inflammatory that it would have infringed upon her right to a fair trial.

The jailhouse video shows Anthony reacting to news reports that a child's body had been found in a swampy area near the family's Florida property.

The tape reportedly shows Casey doubled over and hyperventilating when Orange County jail officials reveal that a body was found near the home.

Too inflammatory to be played for a jury? What the heck is on that tape? It's not like the videos that were played (such as below) were flattering ...

At the time of the December 11, 2008 video, the body was not yet identified as the remains of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony.

The court took what is called an "unusual step" and sealed the video on June 17, 2009 claiming the public seeing it would violate Casey's rights.

The court "could not absolutely protect the defendant's right to a fair trial" if the "inflammatory" tape got out, according to the order to seal it.

Casey Anthony was found not guilty last week of charges of killing Caylee and is now scheduled to be released from jail this Sunday night.

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"I search for the ones who think they beat the system. They're not hard to find."

Many are outraged over the Casey Anthony verdict. Dexter is not one of them.

Many people are so fired up, they're making actual death threats against Anthony and those they believe abetted her acquittal. Dexter is not one of them, either.

As fans of Showtime's Dexter know, he's a low-flier, lurking in the shadows, biding his time before the dark passenger strikes. If the system fails, he's on it!

In this video spoof, our favorite forensic analyst watches the verdict with his Miami Metro PD colleagues, knowing full well that on July 17, she'll get hers:

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Casey Anthony Biography

Casey Anthony on Trial Casey Anthony is an accused murderer from Orlando, Florida. In 2008, authorities believe she killed her two-year-old, Caylee Marie... More »
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