Casey Anthony Released: Watch Tot Mom Walk Free (Video)

The acquitted Floridian leaves jail under cover of night — and CNN was on hand to capture her exit

Casey Anthony was released from a Florida county jail at 12:09 a.m. early Sunday morning, with her attorney and two officers armed with semi-automatic weapons at her side.

The controversial release came three years and one day after her first arrest for her role in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

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CNN captured footage of Anthony walking out of the jail and into the loving embrace of an SUV, which Nancy Grace will soon undoubtedly refer to as "the tot mom's getaway car."