On Tuesday the Associated Press published the first media interview with Casey Anthony since the Florida woman was acquitted in 2011 of murdering her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony. Crime Online’s Nancy Grace, who led the coverage of Anthony’s notorious murder trial, has responded with an exclusive statement and will be speaking more on a special episode of her Crime Stories with Nancy Grace podcast:
I am very disturbed by tot mom Casey Anthony’s desire to inject herself into the spotlight again, re-living the murder of her little girl Caylee. In her interview she states, “I sleep pretty good at night.” I was shocked at that. Because with all the mothers and fathers that I’ve dealt with over many, many years, prosecuting their children’s killers, trying to find their missing children, beating the streets to help locate kidnap victims and murder victims, I have never once in all my years had a parent say they sleep pretty good at night when their child has been kidnapped or murdered.
I don’t go one week myself without bad dreams regarding the murder of my fiancee and that was in 1979 for Pete’s sake. So for tot mom to come out and say “I sleep pretty good at night,” it’s obviously still all about her. It’s never been about Caylee.
She “sleeps pretty good at night.” It would drive me insane, it would drive me crazy to think some unknown killer had killed my child and thrown her body out to be picked apart by dogs and possums and other scavenger animals just ten houses from my own home. It would drive me to the brink knowing that I had driven past the tiny body of my own child, day after day after day. But apparently none of that bothers tot mom. Why is that?
I have never once had in all my years had a parent say they sleep pretty good at night when their child has been kidnapped or murdered.
No parent in their right mind could ever get over the death of a child.
Even now tot mom’s stories are inconsistent. She says has no idea how her daughter died.But her defense was that her daughter died by accident in the family pool. She tried to blame her own father for discarding Caylee’s body. Did she forget her defense at the trial? Did she forget how her attorneys said her daughter died? It would suggest very strongly that the story of the pool death is a lie. I think I would remember how my daughter died. That’s what she authorized her defense attorneys to say at trial: Her daughter died by accident in the pool and her father discarded the body. But suddenly she forgot how her own daughter died? Or is she lying?
— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) August 10, 2016
It has been reported that she didn’t want them to run this interview. And I can see why. Once again tot mom has the criminal justice system ‘bass ackwards.’ She says that she “got in trouble” because she is one of the few unfortunate people to admit she lied. That’s not why she got in trouble. She got in trouble because she was accused of murdering her baby. That’s why she got in trouble. And she didn’t admit all the times she lied.
Allegedly, she lied to her mother, she lied to her boyfriend, she lied to her father, that her child had been kidnapped by an imaginary nanny, Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, during her so-called search for her daughter. She partied every night, hung out with her boyfriend, and competed in a hot body contest at a bar. She got a tattoo of ‘The Sweet Life’ after her daughter “goes missing.” She lied — even taking police to Universal Studios, to the security guardhouse, trying to insist she worked there. She lied about everything, she never admitted she lied. Her lies were busted. That’s how the truth came out.
She is now with an O.J. defense investigator and claims she empathizes with O.J. Simpson. All I can say to that is birds of a feather flock together. I’m not surprised at all. I can just imagine her and O.J. Simpson sitting around swapping stories about how they beat the system. I don’t understand why the presiding judge Belvin Perry would say he believes tot mom accidentally killed Caylee. What, with chloroform? How can you accidentally kill your child with chloroform? That in itself is a felony murder — an aggravated assault. Chloroform that ended in a death — how can that be an accident?
This, after tot mom’s own mother took the stand, willing to sacrifice her own liberty and go to jail for perjury and claim she, Cindy Anthony, was the one that had performed the damning computer searches on how to make chloroform. She compares herself to Alice in Wonderland, saying was condemned despite not being proven guilty. Just because the jury couldn’t see her guilt doesn’t mean the rest of us are blind.
And P.S., Alice in Wonderland wasn’t accused of murder.
She said there were a lot of parallels between the O.J. Simpson case and her own case. That’s the only thing I agree with.
She blames the media. The media is not to fault for her being charged with murder. That is her fault. Even if you believe tot mom’s story, which of course I do not, you would have to believe that her child was kidnapped by a nanny who never existed, who was never paid, and that for a month, Casey Anthony told no one that her child was gone.
Did she call police? No. Did she set up a search center? No. Did she go out looking for the child herself? No. What did she do? She went to Target to buy lingerie and a case of beer to party with her boyfriend. She went out practically every night to party at local nightclubs. She told no one her child was missing. Ask yourself: Why? I would suggest it is because she allegedly knew where her daughter was all along.
The most important thing in my life are my two children who are now 9. I want to give them everything I never had. I want them to be happy in life and to excel in every way that they want to. I find it interesting that she says her daughter would grow up to be a “badass.” I dream of my children doing great in school, being expert pianists, loving soccer and sports, singing in our church choir. I don’t know that I would refer to them as growing up to be “badasses.” But that’s a whole other can of worms.
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