Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter six years ago despite a lot of evidence pointing to her, is speaking out about Caylee, and the case, NY Daily News reports.
“Caylee would be 12 right now. And would be a total badass,” Anthony told The Associated Press.
Anthony, 30, on what happened to her daughter: “I’m still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened.”
“Based off what was in the media, I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do.”
Anthony couldn’t account for a month of her daughter being missing and alternately blamed her disappearance on a babysitter and an accidental drowning. Caylee’s remains were found buried near the Anthony home. During her trial, experts testified that air samples showed decaying human remains were in Casey Anthony’s trunk.
Prosecutors failed to convince the jury Casey committed the murder, and she was only found guilty of lying to police about working Universal Studios, leaving Caylee with a baby-sitter, telling two people made up people her daughter was missing and receiving a phone call from Caylee the day before she was reported missing.
“Even if I would’ve told them everything that I told to the psychologist, I hate to say this but I firmly believe I would have been in the same place. 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,” Anthony said.
On being an outcast:
“I don’t give a s— about what anyone thinks about me, I never will,” she said. “I’m OK with myself, I sleep pretty good at night.”