Casey Anthony blames her father for her daughter’s death


(NewsNation) — Casey Anthony, the Florida mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony in 2008, will break her silence in a limited three-part docuseries that will air exclusively on Peacock.

Anthony, 36, is now providing new details and blaming her father, an ex-police officer, for the death of her daughter, Fox News reported.

Her father, George Anthony, has not responded to the allegations and has previously denied having any involvement in Caylee’s death, Fox News said.

Casey Anthony alleged in the docuseries that her father staged Caylee’s drowning in an attempt to hide that he may have been abusing her, a report by People said.

Caylee was last seen on June 16, 2008, and was reported missing by the child’s grandmother just shy of a month later on July 15. Casey Anthony was arrested by police the next day on charges of child neglect. She told officials that her daughter had vanished with a babysitter.

Six months later, Caylee’s skeletal remains were found less than a mile away from her grandparents’ home in Orlando, Florida.

At 25 years old, Casey was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators looking into Caylee’s disappearance, NBC’s “Today” reported.

During the 2011 trial, she was acquitted of murder, manslaughter and child abuse charges. She did not even testify at the trial.

Steph Watts, a criminal justice journalist who has covered the story since the beginning, questioned why Anthony waited over a decade later to make the claims.

“We’re seeing a fictitious story from Casey Anthony, who has a history of being a pathological liar,” Watts said on “Rush Hour.” “George was questioned and cleared. There was never any indication from law enforcement that George had anything to do with this or that the allegations against him were true.”

Ultimately, Watts said he believes nobody will be held responsible for Caylee’s death.

“I think the person that committed this crime walked free. A jury acquitted her of the crime,” Watts said. “Now she’s had years to concoct a new story that goes along with her new freedom. The person that was responsible for this crime is walking free, and I think we all know who that is.”

A teaser posted to Peacock’s Twitter shows Casey Anthony in front of the camera being asked by an interviewer “Why talk to me now when you’re not getting creative control?” and the screen fades to black.

“Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies,” will begin streaming on Nov. 29.

NewsNation affiliate WFLA contributed to this report.

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