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Casey Anthony’s Dreadful past
Caylee Marie Anthony lived with her mother Casey Marie Anthony in Orlando, Florida. Her maternal grandparents George Anthony and Cindy Anthony also lived there. Cindy reported Caylee Missing to 911 on July 15, 2008. She stated that she hadn’t been able to see her granddaughter for over a month and that Casey’s car reeked of decomposing flesh. Casey provided several explanations about Caylee’s whereabouts, before claiming that she hadn’t seen her in weeks. Casey then called the police to falsely claim that Caylee’s nanny had kidnapped her.
Caylee Anthony was found dead in a laundry basket near her family’s home on December 11, 2008. There were differences in trial testimony and reports about the location of the duct-tape found near the head. Caylee was pronounced dead by an undetermined cause. Casey was arrested in October 2008 and charged with murder of the first degree. She denied all charges. The prosecution demanded the death sentence, alleging Casey had killed Caylee with duct-tape and chloroform to absolve herself of parental duties.
Jose Baez, the lead defense attorney, challenged the validity of the evidence presented by the prosecution. The defense argued that Caylee drowned accidentally in the swimming pool of her family, and that Casey George’s father had disinterred the body. Casey was cleared of murder charges and other serious offenses on July 5, 2011 but convicted for misdemeanor charges of giving false information about the death to police. On July 17, 2011, she was released after being given credit for the time served. Two of the misdemeanors she was convicted for were overturned by January 2013.
The case received a great deal of attention from the public and was referred to by many as “the trial on social media of the century.” Nancy Grace, another prominent media figure, was a strong advocate for Casey. The not-guilty ruling sparked public outrage. Many people expressed their disapproval through social media.
Where Is Casey Anthony now?
Casey Anthony submitted paperwork in December 2020 to open her own private investigative business in South Florida. A source clarified in 2021 her intention to not reopen the case of her daughter Caylee. A source said that Casey considers this chapter of her past closed, and her business, Case Research & Consulting Services, LLC, has been created to help wrongly accused individuals.
Casey, who is not eligible to obtain a private detective’s license because of her felony convictions, wants to assist others in similar circumstances. Casey announced plans in 2019 to make a movie called “As I Was Told,” which refers to the instructions that an unidentified individual claimed to have given her after finding Caylee. The film’s purpose was to establish Casey as innocent in the death of her daughter, but was eventually abandoned. No release date was given.
Reports in March 2020 also stated that Casey worked on a comprehensive biography about her life, Caylee’s death and disappearance. It was expected that the book would be controversial due to the sensitive subject matter. The project has not been updated on its potential publication date. It is also unclear whether it will ever be completed. Casey Anthony may have been acquitted for the murder of daughter but she was found guilty of false reporting to law enforcement. She was sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Casey Anthony Husband
Casey Anthony is keeping a low-profile since her high-profile court case, which captured public attention. Her private nature means that it is unknown if Anthony was ever married. Nevertheless, some details have been revealed about her relationships in the past. Casey Grund’s then boyfriend, Jesse Grund proposed to her at age 18. Jesse was the father of Caylee when she became pregnant.
Casey finally revealed that Jesse is not Caylee’s father. A DNA test confirmed this. Casey does not fully explain why she decided to keep the truth from Jesse. Casey was dating Tony Lazzaro during Caylee’s premature death. Tony, then a college student who was also a party promoter, and Casey had first met on Facebook just weeks before Caylee disappeared.
Tony testified in court that he had a good relationship with Casey, and formed a bond between him and Caylee. Casey did not mention Caylee’s missing and her character was unchanged throughout the time that Caylee was missing. Caylee’s biological father was never publicly confirmed. Donna MacLean has claimed that Michael Duggan was the father of Caylee.
Donna claims that Casey informed friends and family of Michael’s death, at the same time as Michael died, in a car crash. Donna first learned of Caylee through a telephone conversation with her child a few months prior to Michael’s passing. The tragic truth is that Caylee died, regardless of what details surround her relationships.
Casey Anthony Parents
Casey Anthony, who was arrested in October 2008 for first-degree homicide, aggravated homicide of a child and aggravated kidnapping, along with giving false information to police, faced charges. Cindy and George Anthony stood beside her throughout the trial in order to uncover the truth of their granddaughter Caylee’s disappearance and tragic demise.
Casey and her parents had a turbulent relationship, despite her trial receiving widespread media coverage. Sometimes she contacted them, and at other times she avoided all contact. Jose Baez made allegations against George Anthony, Casey’s attorney. He accused Anthony of molestation and covering Caylee’s murder.
Casey Anthony, her mother and father seemed to drift apart following her not guilty verdict for the most serious charges. George and Cindy remained at the Florida family home where Casey and Caylee previously lived. In the past, they’ve appeared in the press to talk about their lives since their daughter was convicted.
George Anthony revealed his view on his relationship to Casey on The Dr. Oz Show in 2018. He expressed mixed emotions. He said that he didn’t think she needed to be part of his life, but he also wanted to connect with her. He admitted that Casey moved on with another man.
George then appeared on The Dr. Oz Show where he again expressed his willingness to forgive his daughter. Casey reached him after a near-fatal accident. He expressed his desire to reconnect to her and apologize. Casey and his other loved ones were also asked to forgive him.
George Anthony and Cindy Anthony are largely out of the spotlight since the trial. They have only been interviewed in relation to their granddaughter and daughter. After facing the possibility of losing their Orlando, Florida home, they reached a settlement in order to avoid foreclosure.
Casey Anthony appears to have had limited contact with her family in recent years. She has also been busy with other endeavors. Casey Anthony’s reported endeavors included an attempt to open a business in photography, but this venture did not succeed. She was also reported to have opened a private investigator business. However, her success in this area is unknown.
Fate Of Casey Anthony
Casey Anthony got into a bar fight with another woman in May 2021. This was reportedly because of a romantic relationship she had with the man. Casey reported the woman to 911 for alleged stalking. This brought her name back in the public eye.
Casey Anthony has also participated in a docuseries of three parts titled Casey Anthony, Where the Truth Lies. This was broadcast on Peacock in November 2022. In the series she made serious claims against her dad, George Anthony. She claimed he had abused Casey during her childhood, and was responsible the death of Caylee.
Casey recounted in the documentary a traumatic event where her father gave her a wet Caylee and blamed Casey. She claimed George did not call 911 immediately or attempt to revive Caylee. Casey, feeling panicked and not knowing what to say or do, collapsed in front of Caylee. Casey said that George had taken Caylee and walked away. She did not know where Caylee was after this point.
Note that these are Casey Anthony’s personal claims, and not ones proven or substantiated by a court. The docuseries has reignited interest and debate surrounding the case. It has also sparked further controversy and debate.