Casey Anthony's First Interview Since Her Acquittal Is Seriously Unnerving

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Being a mother of two little ones, I know there's nothing I wouldn't do to protect them, show them how much I adore them, and work to see them thrive. There's such a feeling of love and joy you feel as a parent, which is why I'll never understand how any person could ever harm such a precious being. Though a jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2011, a huge part of me remains unsettled whenever I hear inconceivable stories like this -- and Casey Anthony's recent words about her daughter's case only leave me with more questions and feelings of anger. The 30-year-old, who is living in the home of her lead investigator on her defense team whom she works for, has opened up for the first time since her head-turning acquittal almost six years ago.


And if you were crossing your fingers this mother would reveal more insight into the mysterious disappearance and death of her 2-year-old daughter, to finally give some clarity and closure to this case -- including answers as to why Mom waited a month after Caylee's disappearance to report her missing, or why parts of this sweet girl's remains were found not too far from her home, or why Casey Anthony's trunk smelled liked "human decomposition" (with air analysis revealing chloroform levels at high amounts) -- you'd still be waiting for such a response.

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Speaking exclusively with the Associated Press, Casey Anthony reveals she sleeps "pretty good at night" and doesn't "give a sh*t" what anyone thinks about her -- and "never will."

"Based off what was in the media .... I understand the reasons people feel about me," says Anthony. "I understand why people have the opinions that they do." When bringing up the fact that she lied to police, Casey continues:

Even if I would've told them [police] 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.

Cops lie to people every day. I'm just one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted they lied. My dad was a cop, you can read into that what you want to.

When the subject of Caylee Anthony -- who would now be 12 if she were still alive -- came up, Casey said she believes her daughter "would be a total badass" who plays sports and listens to classic rock.

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Casey also took the time during her interview to compare herself to OJ Simpson (saying how she can "empathize with his situation") as well as to a popular queen in Alice in Wonderland.  

"The queen is proclaiming: 'No, no, sentence first, verdict afterward,'" Anthony mentions to the AP. "I sense and feel to this day that is a direct parallel to what I lived. My sentence was doled out long before there was a verdict. Sentence first, verdict afterward. People found me guilty long before I had my day in court."

Interesting ...

It's so hard for me to be objective about this case, as my heart is still with this little girl. Although I do believe in second chances, and it is a bit intriguing to hear from Casey after so much time, there's something about Casey's interview that sends chills down my spine.

Because all of this still doesn't add up, and Mom's words do nothing to shine a light on such a dark and tragic and unthinkable incident, but maybe that's the point. Maybe Casey just doesn't really care, as she can go about her days planning for her 31st birthday and working in the investigative field without batting an eye.

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Revisiting this God-awful event really weighs heavily on me. As my husband and I start the journey to try to adopt a child, I truly hope we -- and others, not just parents -- are able to intervene in some way to provide a loving home so nothing like this unfathomable reality ever happens again.

Rest in peace, sweet Caylee.

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