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Lawyer: Plans made to keep Casey Anthony safe

July 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Casey Anthony was released from jail over the weekend, but her whereabouts remain a mystery on Monday. One of Casey Anthony's lawyers says an elaborate plan was made to protect her from people with "the lynch-mob mentality."

The 25-year-old is staying out of sight to avoid angry trial watchers who believe she killed her daughter, Caylee.

Her options for starting a new life could be limited because of lawsuits pending against her and a criminal record from her convictions for lying to police.

She walked out of jail on Sunday, shortly after midnight, and only a select few know where she is.

One thing that is certain is that Anthony did not go home to her parents. Their attorney says they simply received a text saying she was safe.

Anthony's July 5 acquittal shocked and enraged many around the country who had been following the case since Caylee's 2008 disappearance. Anger has spilled onto social media sites and elsewhere.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.