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Casey Anthony's safety post-release worries lawyer

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Posted: Jul 11, 2011 8:48 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Casey Anthony, safety, jail, trial, Caylee Anthony, Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla.- 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 a national television show today that 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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