Casey Anthony's safety post-release worries lawyer

Casey Anthony's safety post-release worries lawyer

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Casey Anthony talks with her attorneys, Cheney Mason, left, and Dorothy Clay Sims before the start of her sentencing hearing at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, July 7, 2011. Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony to four years for lying to investigators but says she can go free in late July or early August due to her good behavior. While acquitted of killing and abusing her daughter, Caylee, Anthony was convicted of four counts of lying to police officials trying to find her daughter. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 7:38 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- One of Casey Anthony's defense lawyers says he's worried about her safety once she's released from jail after being acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.

Cheney Mason told the NBC's "Today" show Monday he doesn't know where Anthony will go when she's freed Sunday from a Florida jail. He said she would need time and counseling to re-enter society after being jailed for nearly three years before and during her high-profile trial. She was convicted of four counts of lying to law enforcement.

Mason said Anthony's relations with her parents were "pretty well burned" after the trial, where her defense team contended she was sexually abused by her father. Her father, George Anthony, denied the claims.

Jail records show Casey Anthony refused a visit Friday from her mother, Cindy Anthony.

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