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Casey Anthony convictions overturned

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Lawyers are arguing that charging Casey Anthony with multiple counts of lying is double jeopardy.

A court of appeals has overturned two convictions.

It was no secret at the time of Florida's capital murder trial against Casey Anthony that she lied to investigators.

The 5th District Court of Appeals overturned two of the convictions against her lying to investigators.

In their appeal, Anthony's lawyers argued that she was never read her Miranda Rights before she made the statements, that she was in custody and that she only told one continuous lie, so finding her guilty on four charges for lying was double jeopardy.

The appeals court decided she told two sets of lies to deputies. While both accounts were on June 15, 2008, they were told hours apart. They said that was time enough for her to reflect on what she had said to investigators.

The court noted that they did not feel she should have believed she was in custody at the time and that the overall tone of the conversation was not accusatorial and the officers did not speak to her in an intimidating manner.

Lawyers may opt to further appeal the decision and ask for a rehearing where the full interview will be played.

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