Nearly A Decade Since The Murder, Casey Anthony Finally Breaks Her Silence

It’s been nearly nine years since the case of Casey Anthony fascinated the nation. Her 2-year-old daughter disappeared, and the child’s lifeless body would ultimately be found near her home. Charges were brought against Anthony, but she was acquitted of all charges and walked away a free woman. Despite that, many observers believe that she was the one responsible for her daughter’s death. As the New York Post shares, Anthony has broken her silence for an interview, and the things she shared will do little to improve her standing in the court of public opinion.

“Caylee would be 12 right now. And would be a total badass,” she said.

Her daughter supposedly disappeared on June 16, 2008. She was not first reported missing until July 15 of that year.

“I’m still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened,” Anthony continued.

What followed was an investigation that was brought into the spotlight by HLN’s Nancy Grace, whose show should have been renamed ‘Tonight In Casey Anthony News.’ Anthony’s story was that her daughter disappeared with a babysitter, and the child’s skeletal remains would be found near her home later that year.

“I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do,” Anthony said.

Partially due to Grace’s never-ending commentary, Anthony was convicted in the public’s eye before she ever saw the inside of a courtroom. The trial was an excellent case study in how not to make a case for law students, as prosecutors couldn’t manage to tie up all of the loose ends.

“Everyone has their theories, I don’t know. As I stand here today, I can’t tell you one way or another. The last time I saw my daughter, I believed she was alive and was going to be OK, and that’s what was told to me. ”

Anthony has remained mostly out of the public eye since her acquittal, and her parting thoughts will likely make everyone wish that it stays that way.

“I don’t give a s*** about what anyone thinks about me, I never will. I’m OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night.”

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