Casey Anthony is one of the most popular murder trial defendants of the past decade. The focus on Casey’s life started after her mother, Cindy, called the authorities to report that she hadn’t seen her granddaughter Caylee for 31 days and that Casey’s car smelled like there had been a dead body in it. In the eyes of law enforcement, Casey had something to do with her daughter’s disappearance, and they duly charged her with first-degree murder.
Several months later, Caylee’s remains were found in a laundry bag in a wooded area near the Anthony residence. Casey’s trial gripped the nation as the prosecution painted her as a cold-blooded murderer, while the defense portrayed her as a person suffering from the effects of childhood abuse and a victim of an unfortunate circumstance. The not-guilty verdict by the jury faced immense public backlash, but the jury claimed that the prosecution didn’t prove its case.
Casey Anthony runs a private investigation firm in South Florida
After the acquittal, Casey became a legal investigator for Pat McKenna, an investigator who worked on Anthony’s case. It was also reported that Casey and Pat were living together.
As 2020 drew to a close, Casey launched a private investigation firm called Case Research & Consulting Services.
Some reports claim that Anthony created the firm to reinvestigate her daughter’s disappearance. However, a source close to Casey told People that she wants to help people wrongly accused of committing crimes. The source said:
“She’s not starting a company to get answers about Caylee. She knows what it’s like to be accused of something that she didn’t do. She wants to help other wrongfully accused people, especially women, and help them get justice.”
Casey’s infamous trial featured on the first episode of Lifetime Cellmate Secrets. In the series, Anthony’s cellmate, Robyn Adams, states that she believed Casey was innocent. Anthony was in the headlines recently after getting into a yelling match with a woman over an ex-boyfriend. The woman reportedly splashed a drink on Casey, but Anthony refused to file a restraining order or press charges.
Anthony is writing a book about her life and the tragedy surrounding Caylee
In March 2020, a source speaking to In Touch revealed that Casey was writing a book about her life.
The source said that Casey knew the book would be controversial but would offer her perspective on the case. “Nobody else has lived it. so no one else can tell it,” the source said.
However, it is improbable that the film will see the light of day. “The Coronavirus became a thing and stopped any momentum that the film had. It’s effectively dead,” a source told People.
A juror in Casey’s case regrets not pushing for a guilty verdict on a serious charge
After Casey’s high-profile trial, the jury acquitted her of all serious charges and convicted her of lying to the police. She was released a fortnight after the verdict.
A month later, a male juror told People that the jurors didn’t like Casey, but the prosecution failed to prove its case. Furthermore, the prosecutors appeared arrogant in the jury’s eyes, while Jose Baez, the lead defense attorney, seemed to care about the case.
The jurors wanted to convict Casey, but their commitment to following the law forced them to render a not-guilty verdict.
In May 2021, the juror said he would have pushed for a guilty verdict on a serious charge. He explained:
“My decision haunts me to this day. I think now if I were to do it over again, I’d push harder to convict her of one of the lesser charges like aggravated manslaughter. At least that. Or child abuse. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, and I didn’t stand up for what I believed in at the time.”
The decision seems to have affected other jurors as well. The jurors formed an online group chat after the trial, but people stopped responding after a while. “It was just too hard,” the juror said.
Anthony has started communicating with her mom years after they fell out
Cindy Anthony was among the first to suspect that Casey had something to do with Caylee’s disappearance. She alerted police to the foul smell in Casey’s car, hinting that a dead body had been in the vehicle.
Cindy appeared in an episode of Crime Scene Confidential in which she reconnected with crime scene investigator Alina Burroughs. “I didn’t know how Cindy was going to react to me,” Alina told People. “It’s hard for her to speak out about this case. She really went through hell and back, and she’s never been the same.”
Anthony thanked Alina for her tireless effort during the case. Alina told People that contrary to her expectations, Cindy was gracious. She also opined that Cindy drew closure from the interview.
Cindy and Casey fell out but have started reaching out to each other. Their communications remain infrequent, but they show a desire to mend the broken relationship.
Casey laid low for several year after the trial before resurfacing to reveal that she doesn’t plan on having kids
It’s understandable why Casey opted to lay low after her high profile trial. Her life had been picked apart by the media and the general public, and she’d received enough coverage to last her a lifetime. Few saw her in a positive light: To most people, she was a barbaric killer who deserved the death penalty sought by the prosecution.
Casey resurfaced in 2017 to tell her side of the story. She sat down with the Associated Press, but she mostly gave evasive answers to the questioned presented by the interviewer. The interview did little to alter people’s minds about her culpability in Caylee’s murder. One thing that came out clearly, however, was her desire not to bring another child into the world:
“If am blessed enough to have another child – if I’d be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there’d be a potential that some jackass, their little snot-nose kid would then say something mean to my kid – I don’t think I could live with that.”
Cindy, Casey’s mom, affirmed during an interview on The Dr. Oz Show that Casey had no plans of having another child on her own. However, she claimed that if Casey found a person to settle down with, kids could come into the equation.
Casey Anthony recently had a run in with the law, but this time it was for a much less serious offence
In January 2020, Casey Anthony found herself on the wrong side of the law again. If she was any other citizen, The New York Post wouldn’t have featured a story about Casey’s speeding violation in West Palm Beach. Casey was nineteen miles an hour above the speed limit, and she pleaded guilty to her crime. Her wild ride in her Ford Escape cost her a $256 fine.
2020 was set to be the year that Casey’s long-awaited film about Caylee’s disappearance came out. The movie titled, As I Was Told, would tell Casey’s side of the story. Unfortunately, the film is still stuck in pre-production due to the coronavirus pandemic, and reports suggest that it will be a low-grade movie. However, Casey suggested that the film would feature sex scenes, and it could influence people to watch the movie if it ever comes out.
The film should include Casey’s life before & after Caylee’s death. The alleged sex scenes would probably come from Casey’s life before Caylee as she was known to have several erotic encounters during her carefree days.