A US, Florida mother, Casey Anthony who was controversially acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter earlier this month has been released from jail today in the mid-night amid fears for her life.
The mother, whose high-profile murder got a strong and emotional public following in America, making headlines across the world, has received numerous death threats since being acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee in 2008.
She is reportedly concerned that she would be hurt by those who still believe that she played a role in killing her daughter. Therefore, she has been released under tight and heavy security.
Anthony has been set free from the Orange County after serving time for lying to police during the investigation into her daughter’s death, but officials have refused to reveal as to how she has been released.
In the hope of catching Anthony as she leaves, news reporters were camped outside the jail for days. Hundreds of protestors, holding signs indicating “Travesty of Justice,” “Justice for Caylee—Bella Vita”, a reference to the tattoo Anthony got after Caylee was missing, and “Don’t Be a Part of Blood Money,” had gathered outside the jail for all the day.
She is said to have planned so as to move to a new area, assuming a new identity, while it has not yet confirmed whether she is likely to give any interview after her release.
Anthony was charged with the killing of her daughter whose body was found in the woods near her grandparents’ home six months after she was seen last time. But she did not report for Caylee’s disappearance, a month after she was found missing, and she lied to her parents that she had left her with a nanny, who was later found, does not exist.
The prosecution took the death as cold-blooded murder, revealing, Anthony killed her child to free herself to party, but defence lawyers argued that the little girl accidentally drowned in a swimming pool and her mother panicked and hide the body.
Anthony is not the only lady who has been persecuted since the jury handed down its shocking verdict on July 6, her attorneys have also received death threats and one juror has left Florida fearing for her own life.