Casey Anthony was back in the spotlight earlier this week when Peacock released a sneak peek at an upcoming documentary series about the Florida woman.
More than a decade ago, Anthony was accused of killing her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, in Florida in 2008. She sat down for an on-camera interview for the first time since a jury in 2011 found her not guilty of murder. unsolved death of her daughter.
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The three-part docuseries, “Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies,” is expected to air on Peacock on November 29, according to a preview released Tuesday.
Caylee’s grandmother reported her missing on July 15, 2008, weeks after she was said to have been last seen on June 16. Anthony said his daughter was with a babysitter when they disappeared.
Anthony was initially arrested for child neglect but was later charged with more serious charges, including first-degree murder, after Caylee’s remains were discovered on Dec. 11.
After months of speculation and commentary surrounding the case, and a trial that lasted more than a month, a jury deliberated for 11 hours before finding Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. She was found guilty of lying to the police.
“She put us through hell.”
Anthony’s defense attorney, Jose Baez, argued that Caylee accidentally drowned and her death was later covered up. Prosecutors argued that Anthony suffocated the girl with chloroform and then covered the girl’s mouth with duct tape.
Caylee’s disappearance and death, and the criminal investigation and trial that followed, gripped the nation for years and captured headlines for days.
Nearly 14 years later, the devastating mystery of what happened to Caylee is still etched in the minds of many.
Anthony, now 36, was shown with long brown hair, pink lipstick and sharp eyebrows in the clip from the upcoming docuseries. The 38-second video shows Anthony fixing his hair, looking at the camera and pursing his lips as the interview begins.
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“In 2011, Casey Anthony was accused of murdering her daughter,” reads a message against a black background. “She was found not guilty.”
Then the screen returns to showing Anthony’s serious face.
“Why talk to me now when you don’t have creative control?” someone can be heard asking in the background. The screen turns black.
The upcoming series is not the first time Anthony has spoken to the media about his life and his case, but it is one of the first times he has appeared on camera since the trial ended.
Anthony admitted to The Associated Press in 2017 that he lied about Caylee having a babysitter, talking to Caylee on the phone the day before the girl went missing, working for Universal Studios and telling people her daughter was missing.
During an extensive interview with the AP in 2017, she said she was working in West Palm Beach with her trial defense team’s lead private investigator, Patrick McKenna, and was involved in investigations and conducting internet searches for McKenna’s firm.
He told the AP that he passed the time with hobbies that included photography and reading.
In 2020, records from the Florida Division of Corporations showed that Anthony had filed documents to open his own private investigation business, Case Research & Consulting Services, in early January 2021, according to AP.
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She said she occasionally went to bars with friends but would leave when she was recognized, which was often, the outlet reported.
“I don’t give a fuck what people think of me,” he told the news site. “I’m fine with myself, I sleep pretty well at night.”
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George and Cindy Anthony were embedded in the Casey Anthony trial in more ways than one. Cindy Anthony notified police in July 2008 that she had not seen her granddaughter in a month and gave emotional testimony during her daughter’s trial.
“Caylee is missing,” she could be heard telling a 911 dispatcher in audio played during the trial, according to Reuters. She smells like there’s a dead body in the damn car.
Defense attorneys accused George Anthony, who also testified at trial, of sexually abusing Casey when he was younger. George denied ever having done so.
After the trial, George Anthony told Phil “Dr. Phil” McGraw in 2011 that his daughter would not be welcome in his home while he was there.
McGraw described how he felt that George handled “facts and reality in a very close way”, while Cindy was “in a huge state of denial”.
In 2018, George and Cindy appeared on an A&E TV special, “Casey Anthony’s Parents Speak.”
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Just this year, Cindy Anthony spoke with Investigation Discovery’s “Crime Scene Confidential” about claims by her daughter’s attorneys that Caylee drowned.
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“Why the hell didn’t he tell us? Why didn’t he call someone?” he told her during the interview, according to People. “None of this would have happened. And it’s like, oh my God, she put us through hell. I know if I found Caylee drowned in the pool, I would have been devastated and blamed myself for the rest of my life.” life”. .”