The appeals court rejected Anthony's claim that all the statements she made to police should not have been admitted in court because she had not been read her Miranda rights at the time.
Anthony attorneys argued before the court that all of the lies Casey told detectives in the early stages of the investigation into the disappearance of Caylee Anthony should be considered a single offense.
Lied During Two Interviews
Anthony told Orange County Sheriff's Det. Yuri Melich four lies while she was still at the home of her parents in Florida. She later repeated two of those lies to Melich in a separate interview.
The court ruled that because of the time between the two interviews, the lies could be considered two different offenses.
"Where there is a sufficient temporal break between two alleged criminal acts so as to have allowed a defendant time to pause, reflect and form a new criminal intent, a separate criminal episode will have occurred," the court ruled.
Did Not Need to Read Her Rights
The court also ruled that the detectives did not need to read Anthony's Miranda rights to her during these interviews because she was not yet in police custody.
"A reasonable person in Casey's position would not believe that his or her freedom was curtailed to a degree associated with actual arrest," the court said.
Anthony was found not guilty of the murder of Caylee, but was found guilty on four counts of lying to police. She was sentenced to four consecutive 1 year sentences, but was released from jail 10 days later because of time she had already served awaiting trial.
Casey Declares Bankruptcy
On the same day that two of her convictions were overturned on appeal, Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Orlando.
According to court papers, Anthony owns approximately $792,000 and has current assets of $1,084. Her current known debts include:
- $500,000 to defense attorney Jose Baez
- $145,660.21: Orange County Sheriff's Office
- $68,540: Internal Revenue Service
- $61,505: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- $10,283.90: to the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation
Facing Other Judgments?
Anthony is also facing possible judgments against her in three civil lawsuits in connection with the disappearance and death of Caylee. She is being sued by:
- Zenaida Gonzalez, who has the same name as Casey's fictional nanny.
- Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found Caylee's body.
- Texas EquuSearch, which spent more than $100,000 searching for Caylee.