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Casey Anthony seeks to overturn convictions

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  • Casey Anthony's criminal appeal is scheduled for Tuesday
  • Attorneys are trying to get her four convictions overturned
Casey Anthony was acquitted of all charges related to the death of her daughter Caylee.

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Casey Anthony’s attorneys will be in court Tuesday to argue that her four convictions for lying to police should be overturned.

A jury acquitted Anthony of all the charges related to her child's death, but convicted her on four counts of lying to law enforcement. She was sentenced to four years. But, with credit for the time she served before and during her trial, she was released from jail on July 17, 2011.

A three-judge appellate panel will decide if Anthony's convictions for lying to police during the search for her daughter will stand.

Anthony is also a facing a defamation lawsuit brought by Zenaida Gonzalez. Gonzalez alleges that Anthony defamed her and damaged her reputation when she claimed that a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez had taken her daughter Caylee. Anthony's criminal attorneys acknowledged at her murder trial that no such nanny ever existed.


Gonzalez's defamation suit is on hold until Anthony's appeal is ruled upon.

The court does not have a time-table to issue its ruling, but court officials said it could come as soon as 30 days.

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