UPDATE: After calculating time served and good behavior, it was determined that Casey Anthony only has six days left to serve in her four year sentence and will be released next Wednesday, July 13. Oof. [CNN]
Casey Anthony, who was acquitted on Tuesday of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, was sentenced today for the four misdemeanors she was found guilty of. Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony to a year in jail for each charge of lying to the police and was ordered to pay $4000 in fines. Her defense lawyers wanted the four charges to be reduced to one charge for sentencing, arguing that they were all part of the same act, but the judge didn’t bite. Still, don’t expect Anthony to actually spend the next four years in prison. Time served will be applied to her sentence, as will possible deductions for good behavior, and it’s very possible Anthony will be out of jail by the end of the summer. [CNN] Keep reading »
Ever since Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, there has been an explosion of emotion about the crime online. Oodles of famous folks, from Miley Cyrus to Rainn Wilson, have chimed in to express their disbelief. After the jump, some of the most extreme reactions so far to yesterday’s (somewhat) unexpected verdict. Keep reading »
Less than 24 hours after being acquitted of murder, Casey Anthony already has a job offer. While the rest of the world was outraged by the verdict, Vivid Entertainment’s CEO, Steve Hirsch, saw it as an opportunity. According to TMZ, Hirsch has reached out to Anthony about starring in a porno. “Whether you agree with the verdict or not, Casey will want to move forward with her life and has a right to make a living. It’s not going to be easy for her and we believe we can help her make the transition into a new life,” he said. “We’ve all seen the pictures of her partying and having a good time with friends where she definitely looks hot.”
Ugh. I can’t even start to enumerate the levels of wrong here. Keep reading »
UPDATE [2:22 p.m.]: Casey Anthony has been found NOT GUILTY of murder in the 1st degree, the highest charge she faced. You can read the full verdict here. Thoughts?
UPDATE [1:56 p.m.]: Well, that didn’t take long. The jury has apparently reached a verdict which will be delivered at around 2:15 p.m. EST. I’ll add an additional update to this post then.
Jurors in the high-profile capital murder trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, have entered their second day of deliberations today. With the closing arguments now delivered, and a judgment expected possibly sometime this week, here is an overview of the case as it stands now. Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan has paid her debt to society. Yesterday marked the end of the 35 day in-home detention sentence she received after the infamous stolen necklace case in February. Off came the ankle monitor! She’s officially a free woman. Woo-hoo! We see a party on the horizon. But now that Lindsay claims she is clean and sober, she may have to think of new ways to celebrate her newfound freedom. Always thinking of others, we at The Frisky have some suggestions.
Here are some ways Lindsay can reenter society with a bang, without violating her probation–again. Keep reading »
Stephanie Robinette, a teacher in Delaware, has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police officers. But it’s the weapon she used that is highly unusual. On Saturday night, Robinette attended a wedding where she had too much to drink. After hitting her husband several times, she darted for their car and locked herself inside. When police officers arrived and tried to get her out of the car, she told them that she was a breastfeeding mom. At that point, she unleashed one of the girls from her dress and bra and began spraying the officers with breast milk. She was arrested on the spot. Though she did apologize for the incident saying, “I have no criminal record; I take these charges very seriously and I absolutely intend to seek help for substance abuse with alcohol because alcoholism does run in my family,” she plans to plead not guilty. Though I guess technically, it’s assault with a life-giving weapon rather than a deadly one? [10TV, Newser] Keep reading »
Jack Nicholson was spine-tingling nasty as mobster Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” The character was, of course, based on a real life dude—James “Whitey” Bulger, the mobster turned informant turned fugitive who has been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for the past 16 years. Yesterday, Bulger was finally arrested, along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig. They are currently being held in a California jail and both will have their first appearance in court today. Bulger is charged with 19 murders, while Greig will most likely face charges of harboring a fugitive.
So, how was Bulger found after so many years on the lam? Because of Greig’s beauty parlor habit. Keep reading »
There have been a lot of crazy crimes but this one is completely nuts: a Michigan woman is under investigation for assault, because she mailed a letter coated with peanut butter to her ex-husband, whose new wife just happens to have a peanut allergy.
The wife with the goober allergy picked up the letter soaked with oil in her Battle Creek, Mich mailbox only to see a warning scrawled on the envelope that it contained peanut butter, the Battle Creek Enquire reported.
Reports didn’t indicate if it was a chunky or smooth spread smeared on the letter. Read more… Keep reading »
Things not to do if you are a juror in a high profile case: friend request the defendant on Facebook. That’s exactly what British woman Joanne Fraill did and the action may just land her in jail for being in contempt of court. Fraill was a juror in a drug case with four defendants. After one of them was acquitted—a 34-year-old woman named Jamie Sewart—Fraill found her on Facebook and struck up a conversation. Apparently, she felt for Sewart. Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan began serving her 120-day house arrest on Thursday. Sources say that she has some big plans for the next four months and is looking at the house arrest as a “time to relax, focus on her recovery and figure out her new game plan for her life and career.” Apparently, in addition to reading lots of scripts, Lindsay plans to take up painting while she is on sorta lockdown. According to TMZ, she’s purchased lots of canvases and some oil paints to get her started.
We love the idea of Lindsay using her house arrest for good. In fact, we want her to make this an incredibly productive period in her life. So after the jump, 10 things we’d like to see her do on house arrest. Keep reading »