Everything about the Casey Anthony murder case is disturbing.
The Florida mom was accused of killing her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee. The body of the sandy-haired, doe-eyed child was found dumped in the woods near Anthony’s home. No cause of death was ever determined.
Jurors acquitted Anthony in 2011 of murdering Caylee and instead stuck her with four misdemeanor counts of lying to police.
Anthony breaks silence
Finally, and for the first time since the trial, Anthony spoke publicly about what happened to her daughter in a series of exclusive interviews with the Associated Press.
The interviews take the mystery that has disgusted parents and the nation to even more maddening heights.
Here are the five things that parents who check their kids are safe in bed one last time before turning in themselves will find most disturbing:
Yes, she lied, when she told police she received a call from Caylee before she went missing.
The lie didn’t really matter, she reasoned in the interview. “Because cops believe other cops. Cops tend to victimize the victims. I understand now … I see why I was treated the way I was even had I been completely truthful.” What? So making up a mythical phone call from your missing daughter makes sense because cops are big meanies?
“I sleep pretty good at night,” she said.
Sure, that’s a commonality among parents whose children have died. Whatayagonnado? Take a few more Ambien, and night-night.
Anthony sees herself as Alice, of “Alice in Wonderland.”
Totally, if by that she means a girl who recounts a fantastical story that proves difficult for anyone to believe, you bet. Oh, the media and the public is the Queen of Hearts, insisting on a verdict before a trial, she said.
Anthony now does some work as a private investigator.
She lives with the private investigator who worked on her case and is helping him out with his cases. That’s nice. I’d want an admitted liar who plays fast and loose with the facts, especially on a missing child’s case, working on my behalf.
What she didn’t say.
Caylee, who would be 12 now, would have grown into a “total badass,” Anthony said. We all imagine what our children will be like when they grow up. Maybe we’re not all imagining our children to be total badasses. But we’ll give you that, because sometimes life’s circumstances call for being a badass. But what we would have liked to have heard in the interview — even one time —is that Anthony missed her daughter. That she misses Caylee’s cherubic face and lilting smile, and that she misses who Caylee might have become if she had a chance, including a badass.