5 Years Later, Casey Anthony Is 'Bored'

Sources say she stages paparazzi shots for cash
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2016 4:51 AM CDT
Updated Jul 6, 2016 5:47 AM CDT
5 Years Later, Casey Anthony Is 'Bored'
Casey Anthony leaves the federal courthouse in Tampa, Fla., after a bankruptcy hearing in 2013.   (AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)

Five years after her controversial acquittal in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, Casey Anthony is not enjoying life as one of America's most notorious former suspects, insiders tell People. The sources say Anthony, who recently turned 30, is still living in South Florida, but she hasn't got much going on in her life and complains about being bored all the time. She receives financial support from her legal team, the sources say, but she "lives like an old person on a fixed income," resorting to staging paparazzi shots and trying to sell them to the media when she runs low on cash. The insiders say Anthony remains estranged from her parents, and the few dates she has been on since the acquittal have been with men she met "through her very small legal circle."

Casey started a photography business earlier this year, but it doesn't seem to be thriving. "She gets up each day, hangs around, checks the Internet, takes some pictures, and doesn't do much," one source tells People. Belvin Perry Jr., the judge who presided over her trial, says Caylee has not been forgotten. "No one can ever forget that little girl, with that $1 million smile," he tells Bay News 9. "With that look, that was like simple magnetism." Perry has now retired, and he says the trial changed him "in the sense that there's no place I can go without being recognized." Time, meanwhile, marks the anniversary by recapping some of the basics in the case, including Anthony's Google search for "how to make chloroform." (In May, a private investigator claimed Anthony told a lawyer that she really had killed Caylee.)

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