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Casey Anthony Could Be Released From Jail Sunday

Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted of murdering her toddler daughter Caylee, could be released from an Orange County, Fla., jail as early as midnight Saturday.

The exact details of the release are being kept a secret, but security will be tight. Anthony's defense attorney Cheney Mason has not spoken about his first jail visit with Anthony since she was ruled not guilty on murder charges, leaving several big questions about the most famous acquitted murder suspect since O.J. Simpson.

Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of lying to police four times.

Her defense team has given no clues about where will she go and what will she do once she is free.

Since her acquittal, the only welcomed guests at the jail have been her attorneys. She has refused to see her mother, and her father George Anthony seemed to widen the rift with an email sent to reporters and followers asking them to support a petition for Caylee's law, proposed in the Florida legislature, which would make it a felony not to report missing children.

Anthony partied and lied about Caylee's whereabouts for a month after her daughter was last seen, creating widespread public belief that she had killed her daughter.

Orlando legal analyst Bill Schaeffer said he is convinced her legal advisors will personally guide Anthony to safety and economic security, and likely in the land of reality TV.

Casey Anthony has already been offered a million dollars from an independent producer to tell her story, which is appalling to many, including the foreman of the jury that acquitted her of murder.

"We are dealing with a child who is deceased. To profit off it is not something I can imagine somebody doing, especially the mother of that child," said the foreman, who spoke anonymously.

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Mom Brandishing Giant Pliers Hunts Daughter's Alleged Kidnapper

Orange County Sheriff's Office(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A brave eight-year-old and her fiercely protective mother are being hailed for tracking down a homeless man who police say tried to snatch the girl while she walked home from school.

The girl, who police have not identified because of her age, slipped out of the hands of Micah Green, a 29-year-old transient with a lengthy criminal record, and ran home Friday, police said.

When her mother learned what happened, she and the girl jumped in their car to find Green, who the girl said was not wearing a shirt. She said she had noticed him watching her from behind a tree before he tried to grab her near her home in Orlando, Fla.

"She looked back and felt him grab her," said Cpl. Susan Soto, spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. "She screamed and pushed him. She cut loose and ran home."

When the girl spotted Green from the car, her mother jumped out of the car and began chasing the suspect with a heavy set of pliers, police said.

She chased him into the convenience store of the RaceTrac filling station, according to the police report.

The mother then told the store's staff that the man was suspected of trying to kidnap her daughter. A clerk and several customers helped detain Green until police arrived.

Greene was arrested and appeared in court late Friday. Charges were decreased from kidnapping to attempted kidnapping. Bond was set at $50,000. Green, who has been arrested 10 times since 2002, has not yet entered a plea but told ABC News affiliate WFTV, "I'm innocent of all charges." 

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