Panel Hears Casey Anthony’s Appeal On Misdemeanor Counts

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There is no doubt that Casey Anthony lied to detectives when she told them that her 2-year-old daughter had been kidnapped by a babysitter.

But a state appellate court is being asked to decide Tuesday whether the Florida mother was in police custody when she made the statements that led to her being convicted of lying to law enforcement officers.

If judges on the Fifth District Court of Appeals decide she was in police custody, they could overturn her misdemeanor convictions on the grounds that her statements were inadmissible since she hadn’t been read her Miranda rights. The Miranda rights warn suspects that they can remain silent and that their statements can be used against them in court.

Anthony was acquitted in 2011 of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Best Holiday Volunteer Opportunities for the Family in Tampa BayGet the family together to make a difference in the Tampa Bay community this holiday season.
CBS Tampa’s Social Media LinksFollow us!

Listen Live