At 8 p.m. EST tonight, A&E is set to premiere “Casey Anthony’s Parents Speak,” which brings an unexpected emotional twist when the still grieving grandparents of slain toddler Caylee Anthony reach their limit while talking about their infamous daughter and reliving harmful memories.
George and CindyAnthony were an integral part of the high-profile case of Casey Anthony, a Florida woman acquitted in 2011 for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. While she may not have been proven guilty for the death her child, it’s been proven that on numerous occasions throughout the investigation, Anthony lied to police, lied to her parents, and lied to others. It’s something that hasn’t escaped Anthony’s mother, Cindy, who pinned the blame on her husband, George.
“Casey learned by example. You lied to me for several years, and that’s where our daughter got it,” Cindy said to her husband.
“This is not supposed to be about us,” George snapped back.
Later, George, who apparently grew impatient with his wife, told her to “shut up,” prompting Cindy to storm off the set. George later apologized and admitted Cindy was the rock throughout the ordeal, as a media frenzy ensued outside of their home in 2008, when their toddler granddaughter, Caylee, seemingly vanished without a trace. Caylee’s remains were later found not far from the Anthony home.
Another area the pair disagreed on is how their granddaughter died. While Cindy thinks Caylee drowned in their backyard pool, George thinks Casey knocked Caylee out with something in an attempt to sedate her, which eventually caused the toddler’s death.
“I was told my granddaughter died in the pool. And I want the f***ing answers to that,” Cindy cried.
The special will feature rare home video footage of Casey Anthony growing up, while her parents watch the old videos and try to understand how and why their daughter grew up to be so volatile. While Cindy said her daughter “changed overnight,” George referred to her as a “bad seed,” although he still doesn’t quite understand what happened to her.
The two-hour A&E special starts tonight at 8 p.m. EST.
[Feature Photo: George and Cindy Anthony via AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack]