Speculation continued Wednesday that Casey Anthony will be staying in Texas after her expected release from jail in Florida on Sunday.
The Huffington Post online news organization reported that a source close to the Anthony family said that the Anthonys have made plans for her to stay with an aunt in Texas.
Casey Anthony was acquitted a week ago on charges of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. Anthony was found guilty on four charges of lying to law enforcement officers. She is to be released from jail Sunday.
Talk of Casey Anthony going to Houston has circulated since the court case concluded. A "Keep Casey Anthony Out of Houston" page on Facebook has already been created.
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But Florida officials have confirmed nothing about plans for the release. Anthony's legal team has said that she's the subject of death threats and that security is likely to be tight wherever she goes.
There's another new Texas connection to Anthony.
Texas Equusearch, the private group that conducted several searches for Caylee in 2008, filed a lawsuit against Anthony on Tuesday, seeking to recover the cost of its searches. The suit claimed Anthony made misrepresentations to the group's founder, causing extensive, costly and time-consuming searches for Caylee.
Anthony's defense said that Caylee accidentally drowned in the family pool and that her father, a former police officer, helped cover it up. Anthony's partying and shopping during the month before her daughter was reported missing was caused in part by her father's sexual abuse, her attorneys said.
In another legal development, a Florida attorney filed an emergency motion Wednesday seeking to require that Casey Anthony give a deposition in a civil suit brought by a woman who is suing her for defamation.
The motion asks that Anthony be required to attend a deposition Tuesday or sometime before Sunday's scheduled release from jail.
The motion arises from a 2008 suit brought by Zenaida Gonzalez, who alleges she incurred public ridicule after Anthony initially told investigators that a woman with the same name kidnapped Caylee.
Staff writer John Gravois contributed to this report, which includes material from The Associated Press.