Casey Anthony breaks silence after being acquitted of murdering her daughter in 2011
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Casey Anthony will break her silence in a new documentary after being acquitted of murdering her young daughter in 2011.
The three-part documentary, Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies, will mark the 36-year-old’s first on-camera interview.
Watch the trailer below:
In 2008, Anthony’s two-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony went missing.
Her skeletal remains were found with a blanket inside a laundry bag in a wooded area near the house Anthony shared with her daughter and parents, George and Cindy Anthony.
The nation was extremely frustrated when the young mum was acquitted of murder, with one juror, Jennifer Ford, declaring at the time: “I did not say she was innocent. I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be.”
During the six-week trial in 2011, the defence argued Anthony had lied that her daughter accidentally drowned in the family’s swimming pool on 16 June 2008, and that George Anthony — her daughter's grandfather — disposed of the body.
The team added that Anthony made this up due to a dysfunctional upbringing.
The prosecution sought the death penalty and alleged Anthony wanted to free herself from parental responsibilities.
Anthony did not testify and on 5 July 2011, the jury found her not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child.
The jury did find her guilty of four misdemeanour counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. Due to time served, she was released on July 17, 2011.
In the teaser for the documentary, the interviewer behind the camera asks Anthony: "Why talk to me now when you are not getting creative control?"
The camera cuts off before we see her answer.
“Since her acquittal in 2011, public opinion of Casey Anthony has been largely shaped by the media convinced of her guilt,” director and showrunner Alexandra Dean said in a statement.
"Casey had never given an in-depth or on-camera interview explaining her actions until now, and as a filmmaker and journalist, my interest was in getting closer to the unbiased truth by hearing all sides of the story – from opposing voices to Casey herself.
"While having access to Casey was critical, it was even more important that we had complete editorial control over the outcome of the reporting we did.
"Casey did not see or give notes on the film.
"What emerges over the course of multiple interviews recorded over six months, is a startling psychological portrait of Casey Anthony and a complete narrative of what she says happened to her daughter weighed against multiple sources of potential evidence.
"I believe the result will surprise many, and cause the American public to look at this story in a new light."
Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies debuts on Peacock on 29 November.
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