Casey Anthony has been wearing her daughters ash remains around her neck, according to sources close to her.
Last year, Casey Anthony received a gift from her mother, Cindy, a necklace that contains Caylee’s ashes. Several sources close to both women told People that Cindy wears an identical necklace to Casey’s. “Casey told me it was the way the Anthony women would be together forever,” a friend of Casey Anthony told People.
Caylee Anthony’s remains were found in December 2008 near the family home. Casey Anthony first told police officers that the babysitter kidnapped her daughter, but during the trial for murder, her defense claimed that Caylee drowned in the family’s pool and said Casey never informed authorities that the girl died.
Casey Anthony was found not guilty in the murder of Caylee on July 5, 2011 by a jury of seven women and five men.
Since her release from jail, Casey Anthony has remained low, living in Florida, spending her days online looking at stories about her. She told Piers Morgan in an interview that she did not kill Caylee, but regrets the way she handled the investigation. She told Piers Morgan by phone, “I was 22. I was scared and confused with life in general, not having a direction. I’m ashamed in many ways of the person that I was.”
Jeff Ashton, who prosecuted against Casey Anthony in the murder trial told People that he’s not buying it, “I’m I’m not going to get all weepy at the thought of Casey not being able to go out and party. She brought it all upon herself, and she has to live with it, which is incidentally a luxury that Caylee will never get.”
Jose Baez, Casey Anthony’s criminal defense attorney, wrote a book about the Casey Anthony case, “Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story.” The 421-page book is scheduled for release July 3, 2012.
Baez said detectives should have realized Casey Anthony had built a “fantasy world,” and her lies weren’t evidence of guilt but signs of someone with “serious mental health issues.”
In the book about Casey Anthony, Baez goes on describing how Anthony led detectives some crazy chase that even led them to Universal Studios where she lied about having a job. Baez writes, detectives “should have stopped and realized, ‘Wait a minute, we’re not dealing with someone who is playing with a full deck.’”
The last chapter in the book titled, “A Prisoner In Her Own Freedom” Baez describes “I just hope that one day she will be allowed to live in peace. She was found not guilty by a jury of her peers, by a jury that made so many sacrifices, and to attack her and criticize her after she had the finality of a trial is not justice. It goes against everything we as American’s believe in.”