Casey Anthony has completed “blacked out” her daughter Caylee’s death and has no idea what happened to the little girl, at least according to one of Anthony’s trial lawyers.
Cheney Mason, one of the defense attorneys who represented Anthony during her 2011 murder trial, told LawNewz that Anthony shut out the memory of whatever happened to 3-year-old Casey Anthony, and at this point, she likely still doesn’t realize entirely what happened to her daughter.
“I believe that Casey’s mind, in some dimension, I guess the common word would say ‘snapped.’ She didn’t go crazy by any means — but blackout — completely a blackout — of what went on and what happened,” said Mason. “Casey…grieved and comprehended differently than anyone else what happened. She went into what I call ‘Casey World.’ She shut it out.”
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Mason also added that Casey didn’t know what she was doing and in her mind, she didn’t kill her little girl. He also pointed out that Anthony loved Caylee and that the toddler was “perfectly healthy, perfectly clean dressed, well nourished, no instance of any prior injury, no abuse whatsoever.”
Regardless, millions of people still remember the 2008 incident and still clearly feel that Anthony not only killed her daughter, but knew all along what she did and consistently lied about it. However, Mason contends that Anthony didn’t fully realize that Caylee was murdered until her trial started.
“She just snapped . . . when that testimony came out, I was sitting next to her, and I don’t remember whether I had my arm on her shoulder or was just holding her hand there while that testimony was going on, but she started shaking, and shivering, and she cried……..It was clear to me — my personal opinion — that it was the first time she consciously was actually aware that her daughter had died.”
Watch the interview below.
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