Fans of true crime are still furious over the heartbreaking particulars of the dreaded Casey Anthony murder trial.
However, she is attempting to lead a regular life now that her daughter, Caylee Anthony, has been gone for more than ten years. To learn more about Anthony’s current endeavours, continue reading the section below.
Who is Casey Anthony?
The birthdate of Casey Marie Anthony is March 19, 1986. When her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony was reported missing in 2008, she and her parents, George and Cindy Anthony, were residents of Orlando, Florida.
Authorities claim that on June 16, 2008, Casey and Caylee left the family’s house and weren’t seen for 31 days. When Casey’s father, George, went to get her car after hearing that it had been impounded, he smelled something foul emanating from the trunk.
Cindy, Casey’s mother, called 911 on July 15, 2008, claiming that she hadn’t seen Caylee in 30 days. She further stated that Casey’s automobile had the odour of a deceased person inside of it.
Casey said at the time that she hadn’t seen Caylee in a month and that she might have been abducted by Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez, a babysitter.
Casey’s attorney, Jose Baez, admitted to the jury during her murder trial that Casey had made up the nanny’s story.
What happened to Casey Anthony?
Casey Anthony was accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, in 2008. After a high-profile trial in 2011, she was acquitted of murder charges but found guilty of misdemeanor counts for giving false information to law enforcement.
As of recent updates, she has been working as a legal assistant in South Florida and made a controversial accusation against her father in a 2022 docuseries.
When Casey Anthony was charged with killing her 3-year-old daughter Caylee, the country was enthralled.
2008 saw Anthony rise to international notoriety following her accusation of killing Caylee, whose body was subsequently discovered nearby in a garbage bag with duct tape bound inside.
Over 40 million people saw her famed acquittal of murder charges live, out of the over 100 million people who watched at least part of her 2011 trial, according to Nielsen analysis.
On July 16, 2008, a day after her mother reported Caylee missing, Casey was arrested and charged with child negligence, making false official statements, and hindering an investigation after lying to the police about her location of employment.
After Caylee disappeared on July 22, 2008, she was named a “person of interest” in the case, and in October, she was accused of first-degree murder.
Caylee’s skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area close to the Anthony family’s residence later that year, on December 11, 2008.
Many years later, Casey’s trial opened in Orlando, Florida, on May 24, 2011. Baez asserted in his opening remarks that Caylee drowned in the home pool and that George, Casey’s father, tried to conceal Caylee’s unintentional death.
In addition, he said that Casey had grown up being assaulted by George, which led to her developing a propensity for lying.
On July 3, 2011, after almost two months, closing arguments were presented. After two days, the jury returned a decision.
Casey was acquitted of first-degree murder, severe child maltreatment, and severe child manslaughter. But four misdemeanor counts of giving false information to a law enforcement official were found against her.
What did Casey say about the case?
Casey spoke with the Associated Press for the first time since the trial in March 2017. She discussed the public’s opinion of her and acknowledged lying to the police in several pieces.
Casey uttered that she could see why people had negative opinions of her based on what the media reported. She had comprehended the reasons behind people’s opinions.
Casey submitted paperwork to launch her own private investigation company in South Florida in December 2020.
A source revealed to PEOPLE that she didn’t start the company to look into Caylee’s death, unlike what her family told the public.
In her first-ever television interview, Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies, a Peacock docuseries, she shared her side of the tale on November 29, 2022. She made several shocking claims in the three-part documentary, one of them being that she believes her father is to blame for Caylee’s passing.
“He was standing there with her,” Casey remembered from the documentary. “She was soaking wet. He handed her to me. Said it was my fault.
That I caused it. But he didn’t rush to call 911 and he wasn’t trying to resuscitate her. I collapsed with her in my arms. She was heavy, and she was cold.”