After a fair amount of “will they” or “won’t they” speculation, an answer has been given: they won’t.
The mother of Casey Anthony, who was acquitted last week on charges that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, will not face perjury charges for testimony given during her daughter’s trial.
A state attorney’s spokesperson said today that prosecutors have decided against charging Cindy Anthony. She originally told police she did not search for the word “chloroform” on the family’s computer, although when taking the witness stand during Casey’s trial, she said she did. Cindy’s attorney has maintained that his client never lied.
However, Cindy Anthony might not be off the hook completely.
According to Orange County Sheriff Joe Demings, authorities are said to be investigating a witness tampering allegation. More details were not given, including if Cindy Anthony was involved.
Cindy Anthony said during her testimony at trial that she was searching for the term “chlorophyll,” which then prompted her to look up “chloroform” — both as they related to her dog eating leaves and a hand sanitizer “scare.” Her employer later verified that she was at work when she was allegedly at home searching the computer for both terms.
Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder but found guilty of lying to law enforcement officials and with time served, will be released from prison this Sunday.
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