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You know the story of Casey and Caylee Anthony. Over ten years later, even as she moves on with life, the question lingers: did Casey kill her daughter?

Did Casey Anthony murder her daughter?

There will always be a few cases that we just can’t let go of: OJ Simpson, the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, JonBenet Ramsey, and, of course, Casey Anthony. With over 10 years passed, you would think we would have moved on from Casey Anthony and the death of her daughter Caylee. However, when it comes to justice unserved, the story stays stuck in our minds.

When Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter in 2011, the world wondered what would become of the 25-year-old. Would Casey Anthony now disappear?  Or would she live the rest of her life harassed by those who still felt she had killed her two-year-old daughter in 2008? Here’s everything we know about Casey Anthony back then, and now.

You know the story of Casey and Caylee Anthony. Over ten years later, even as she moves on with life, the question lingers: did Casey kill her daughter?

Casey Anthony’s web of lies

One truth of Casey Anthony’s case that, even now, is still undisputed is that she was full of lies around the whereabouts of both Caylee and herself. In fact, that’s why the story of Caylee’s murder always begins with who else saw Caylee last, not when Casey saw Caylee last. 

Casey Anthony’s father, George Anthony, was the last known person to see Caylee. He said that Casey left the family home in Orlando, Florida on June 16th, 2008, taking Caylee with her. Casey wasn’t seen by her parents again for 31 days. Caylee was never seen again.

Over the course of that month, Casey Anthony’s mother, Cindy, asked to see Caylee repeatedly, and Casey always put Cindy off, claiming she was busy with a work assignment, that Caylee was with her nanny, or that they were out at a theme park or the beach. 

On July 15th, 2008, George and Cindy Anthony received news that their car, which Casey had been driving, had been sitting in an impound lot for two weeks. Immediately upon arriving at the car, both George and Cindy were struck by the overwhelming smell of death coming from the vehicle’s trunk, to the point where they were afraid of what they would find upon opening it. 

When they did finally open the vehicle, they only found a bag of garbage. The discovery of the car led Cindy to call the police about not seeing Caylee for almost a month. Casey’s brother Lee Anthony also described the smell upon first encountering the car when it returned to the Anthony home as “atrocious … it hit you like a wave.” Lee claims to have confronted Casey, who finally broke down and told him that she hadn’t seen Caylee in 31 days.

After Casey Anthony’s arrest, her mother explained the smell in the car as a rotting pizza with maggots. Investigators said they uncovered traces of human decomposition, chloroform and Caylee’s DNA in the trunk.

Casey had spent the first two weeks of her 31-day disappearance telling friends that the stench in the car came from everything from an animal she ran over, to an animal her father ran over, to two squirrels who climbed up under the hood and died.

Casey Anthony’s lies only deepen

The search for Caylee Anthony never had anywhere to go beyond Casey, because Casey Anthony just couldn’t get her story straight. First, she told investigators that Caylee had been kidnapped by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who she also identified as “Zanny”, Caylee’s nanny. Caylee didn’t have a nanny. Though Casey had frequently referenced a nanny to her family and friends, no one had ever seen or spoken with the nanny. 

Casey also told investigators the same lie she had told her parents for years, that she worked at Universal Studios. Investigators brought Casey there to show them her office, and she wandered around aimlessly before admitting she had been fired years before.

Casey Anthony was arrested for obstruction of a criminal investigation, giving false statements to law enforcement, and child neglect on July 16th, 2008. Caylee’s body was found in a forested area by a meter reader. It was identified as Caylee Anthony on December 19th, 2008.

You know the story of Casey and Caylee Anthony. Over ten years later, even as she moves on with life, the question lingers: did Casey kill her daughter?

Casey Anthony’s trial

Casey Anthony’s trial for her daughter’s death lasted six weeks, beginning in May 2011. The prosecution alleged that Casey was done being a parent, and murdered her daughter by giving her chloroform and then duct-taping her mouth. 

The defense claims that Caylee had drowned accidentally and that Casey’s father, George had disposed of her body. The also claimed that George Anthony sexually abused Casey, and that the prosecution’s evidence was all circumstantial. A physician called to give evidence at the trial was unable to provide an exact cause of death, and prosecutors were ultimately unable to link Anthony to the murder.

On July 5th, 2011, the jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child. She was found guilty of the misdemeanors she was charged with on July 16th, 2008. Applying credit for time served, Casey Anthony was free on July 17th, 2011.

You know the story of Casey and Caylee Anthony. Over ten years later, even as she moves on with life, the question lingers: did Casey kill her daughter?

Where is Casey Anthony now?

For the 10 year anniversary of Caylee’s death in 2018, Casey Anthony did the press circuit. She gave interviews with the Associated Press, A&E, and more, capitalizing on her infamy. Casey Anthony now reveals that she stayed in South Florida, and was living with the lead private investigator on her defense team, Patrick McKenna, who she’s been romantically linked to, on and off.

Casey Anthony’s friend circle from 2008 has now shunned her, and her former roommate claims that none of them still keep in touch with Casey. Casey Anthony’s relationship with her parents has also suffered, as she and her father no longer speak after she brought allegations against him as part of her defense. Casey does still speak with her mother, Cindy.

Casey Anthony’s parents still disagree about the role their daughter had in their granddaughter’s death. In an A&E special Casey Anthony’s Parents Speak, they each clarify their theories. When journalist Elizabeth Vargas asks both George and Cindy if they believe Casey was involved in Caylee’s death, George answers, “Absolutely.” Cindy Anthony maintains that she believes Caylee drowned in the family pool and Casey didn’t know what to do, while George believes that Casey gave Caylee a sedative and the toddler just didn’t wake up. 

Casey Anthony has now revealed that she is working on a movie entitled As I Was Told about her “turmoil” at being accused of murdering her daughter, and her failure to report her daughter’s disappearance. She says the movie will be released near the end of this year. 

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  • I will never go and see the movie

    May 14, 2020
    • i will for you

      August 2, 2020
  • No one JB their right mind would pay to see that movie if Casey Anthony profits in any way from it. It’s always been sad to me that her mother kept a relationship with Casey…that only will Intensify Casey’s taking zero responsibility for her daughter’s murder. Casey Anthony is the only individual responsible for Caylee’s death. I bet Patrick McKenna’s mom was less than pleased to learn her son had a relationship with Casey Anthony. World’s worst daughter-in-law!!!

    August 1, 2020
    • I agree with tou

      November 13, 2020
  • Did the cops seek out and find out if the “nanny” really existed or her parents existed, the death found in the Car was human right?? And then the defenses allegation that Caseys dad sexully molested her, and why put duct tape around a child’s nose and mouth when they’re already dead ???!!! And then dispose of the body!!!! She did it, no doubt!!! She wanted to go parting with her new beau and the child got in the way of that…anyway I Won’t be paying to go watch it let alone stream it on

    August 1, 2020
    • Casey will get her punishment. It will be bad.

      October 18, 2020
  • me either

    August 3, 2020
  • She murdered her daughters. Got a way with it and trying to make money off her dead daughter. I hope you live the rest of your life in living hell. You make me sick. Stop the lying already, do you have any love for your daughter?

    August 4, 2020
  • Don’t watch the movie dont help her profit on her child’s death.

    August 8, 2020
  • She should be sitting on death row. Why is she still breathing?

    August 10, 2020
    • Disgusting vile excuse for human being hope she eventually gets what she deserves

      November 2, 2020
  • the thought that the jury let this go and someone DEFENDED HER and ended up in a ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP with her… its only a matter of time before she kills someone again… she killed her daughter for convenience sake… who knows what she’ll do next.. letting a psychopath go was the biggest mistake they could have done

    September 25, 2020
  • You don’t report your daughter missing for a month. Duct tape on Caylee’s mouth. Where on earth did that jury come from? Why do we have jury’s if they are not reliable. That little s___t, Casey killed her. Casey kept her mom from seeing that child, why???

    I suppose the police are not looking any further – that child was murdered.

    October 8, 2020
  • I watched this programme last night and I cannot believe how jurors found her not guilty. The dog reacted to the car. They mentioned gum and no one would stick a carpet down I. A car when a wheel sits under there. Also no explanation re chloroform looking up on computer. The mother is guilty.

    October 26, 2020
  • Yeah, will never go see that movie.

    November 20, 2020

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