Tag: Judge Stan Strickland

Mother Accused of Murdering Her Daughter

Mother accused of murdering her daughter, Casey Anthony, pleads guilty to check fraud.

On Monday, January 25, 2010, Casey Anthony, the now-infamous 23-year-old pleaded guilty to 13 charges in a check-fraud case. Orange County Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland found Anthony guilty on six of the charges: one count of grand theft, four counts of check forgery, and fraudulent use of personal identification.  Strickland withheld adjudication for the remaining seven counts.

He sentenced Anthony to time served — 412 days she’s already been jailed — and one year of probation. He also ordered her to pay the court and investigative costs associated with the check-fraud case.

Anthony was charged with stealing hundreds of dollars from a friend, Amy Huizenga, in July 2008. Investigators have said Anthony used Huizenga’s checks to buy more than $400 worth of clothes and groceries at area Target and Winn-Dixie stores after her daughter was missing and presumed dead.
At the sentencing, Anthony delivered a brief, tearful, statement to the court.  “I’m sorry for what I did,” she said. “I sincerely apologize to Amy. I wish I would have been a better friend.”

The next step is for her defense attorneys to focus all of their attention on the first degree murder charges that are pending against her at this time.