Casey Anthony is finally breaking her silence in a recent interview.
Anthony, 30, was the number one suspect in the disappearance and murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, in 2008. The toddler was reported missing on July 15 by grandmother, Cindy Anthony, in a disturbing 9-1-1 call after she had not seen her grandchild in a month. Caylee’s grandmother even confessed that the inside of her daughter’s car smelled eerily similar to “a dead body,” leading investigators to believe Anthony knew more that she was letting on.
The young mother stated that she knew Caylee had been kidnapped but was too afraid to let authorities know, so she decided to search for the child herself. Her account changed several times. That same month, Anthony was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
During trial, much evidence was presented against Anthony, but to no avail. In 2011, the jurors acquitted her on the charges of first-degree murder, manslaughter of a child, and aggravated child abuse. This announcement sent a firestorm through the media. Cindy and her husband George Anthony began receiving death threats. Many called for a retrial of the case, but unfortunately, you cannot be tried for the same charges twice.
Casey Anthony has been lying low since but is now coming forward with an interview about her life after the acquittal. She was asked by the Associated Press about her feelings towards having another child.
“If I am blessed enough to have another child — if I’d be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there’d be a potential that some jackass, their little snot-nosed kid would then say something mean to my kid — I don’t think I could live with that.”
Casey Anthony is sticking to her story that she knows nothing about what happened to little Caylee but says she thinks about it every day. Her parents are not too thrilled about their daughter’s interview, particularly her father George with whom Casey Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez, shifted the blame towards regarding the child’s disappearance during the 2011 trial.
“Cops lie to people every day. I’m just one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted they lied,” she said during the interview. “My dad was a cop, you can read into that what you want to.”
Though George Anthony is hurt by her comments, he still hopes to reconcile with his daughter one day.