Casey Anthony Hazily Recalls 'When Things Went Wrong'

'What I remember is, being in bed, and my mom coming in before she left for work'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 9, 2017 6:03 AM CST
Casey Anthony Hazily Recalls 'When Things Went Wrong'
In this Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Casey Anthony poses next to artwork made by her daughter Caylee during an interview in her West Palm Beach, Fla., home.   (Joshua Replogle)

Casey Anthony—the Florida woman accused, then acquitted, of killing her 2-year-old daughter—has broken her silence about the girl's death in five conversations with the AP over a weeklong period. The AP on Wednesday released more of what was said by the 30-year-old; she insists she doesn't know the specifics of how the last hours of Caylee's life unfolded, but in this conversation recalls what she does remember from that morning. She also describes Caylee as "the central part of my life, the central part of my being. If I am blessed enough to have another child—if I'd be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there'd be a potential that some jackass, their little snot-nose kid would then say something mean to my kid—I don't think I could live with that." Excerpts:

  • AP: "To your understanding, how did she die?"
  • Anthony: "I don't know."
  • AP: "She was being babysat? With your parents?"
  • Anthony: "No, my father told me she was going to be OK. That she was OK."
  • AP: "So your parents had her?"
  • Anthony: "My dad did. My mom was at work."
  • AP: "The next thing you know she is missing? How did it play out?"
  • Anthony: "I did what I was told. I don't remember too much of what happened. Again, there were several psychological evaluations. Even after everything transpired, even months, even within a year, I don't have personal knowledge of these things, because, and this isn't my belief, I read the evaluations. I wasn't present during whatever happened. If I was, something would've showed up. There would be some recollection; there would be some memory. I was living at home with my parents. What I remember is, every day we had a routine, and whether it was the day I was working or not working, Caylee and I got up and had breakfast, we said goodbye to my mom, between 7 and 7:30."
  • AP: "Give me the situation when things went wrong. All of a sudden, is it like, 'Where is Caylee?' Is that how it went?"
  • Anthony: "No. What I remember is, being in bed, and my mom coming in before she left for work, and saying goodbye to us. And then waking up several hours later not knowing where she was."
  • AP: "Don't you wish you know what happened?"
  • Anthony: "Absolutely. Absolutely, every single day."
Here's what Anthony's parents think of her AP interview. (More Casey Anthony stories.)

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