Casey Anthony’s Lawyers To Appeal Conviction
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DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – Lawyers for Casey Anthony plan to make their case Tuesday in a state appellate court to have her conviction of lying to law enforcement overturned.
At issue is whether Anthony was in custody when she made false statements to investigators who were trying to determine what happened to her daughter two year old Caylee in 2008.
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, who was acquitted of Caylee’s murder in 2011, is not expected to attend the hearing.
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