Casey Anthony's safety post-release worries lawyer

Casey Anthony's safety post-release worries lawyer

July 11th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Casey Anthony, center, sits at the defense table with her attorneys Cheney Mason, left, and Anne Finnell, right, before the start of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, June 27, 2011.Anthony, 25, is charged with the murder of her 2-year old daughter in 2008.(AP Photo/Red Huber,Pool)

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 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.