I didn't follow the case very close so I looked up the charges the prosecution brought against her .
They are these (I didn't research this extensively so correct this if I'm wrong. ) :
What are the charges against Casey Anthony?
Casey is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, sometime in June or July 2008. The official charges against her are:
Aggravated child abuse
Aggravated manslaughter of a child
4 counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer: That she worked at Universal Orlando in 2008,
That she left Caylee with a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez,
That she told Jeffrey Hopkins and Juliette Lewis that Caylee was missing,
That she received a phone call from Caylee on July 15, 2008.
The prosecution might have been able to prove the lesser charges of child neglect or involuntary manslaughter . They might still be able to file those . Not being an attorney I'm not sure where the double jeopardy line would be crossed.
I have an opposing opinion on the " providing false information to a law enforcement officer " charges she was found guilty on. Until a law is made where law enforcement is required to tell those they are questioning the truth. Or face equal charges for lying then I'm opposed to this law.
It gives law enforcement greater rights that the rest of us citizens . That is always a bad idea. We are supposed to have equal rights.
To be equal either both sides are required to tell the truth or both sides are allowed to lie. I favor the first option.
Of course once sworn in & on the stand in a court room any lying is perjury.