Anthony’s defense during the trial was that she had been the victim of abuse at the hands of a family member when she was a child. Her attorney, Richard A. Henderson, tried to make a case surrounding her childhood abuse, which he felt should have been taken into account before her sentencing.
“That gave us a little more insight because normally, people don’t do these type of things,” Henderson said. “She did not get much support from her family. I think it was the best outcome for everyone.”
Anthony will have to serve at least seventeen and a half years before she is even eligible for parole.