All of Casey Anthony's Lies Are Front & Center in New Series

Casey AnthonyInvestigation Discovery/FacebookNearly six years after Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, the technically unsolved murder is still a source of fascination for true crime enthusiasts -- not to mention those who are still hoping justice will be served. Many of those people tuned in last night to the first part of the three-part series Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery on Investigation Discovery (ID) in the hopes that some previously unknown information would be revealed. If you were one of them, you might have been disappointed by the lack of new details, but we still got an in-depth look at the lies Anthony told police.


The Orlando, Florida, mom was accused of killing Caylee in June 2008, then dumping her body in the woods near her home, where it was found months later. But authorities were unable to determine a cause of death when the body was recovered, and ultimately Anthony was convicted only of four misdemeanor counts of lying to the police. 

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The first part of Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery focuses mostly on these lies -- and with good reason, considering the gravity of these falsifications and what they could mean about Anthony's innocence. These weren't little white lies, after all -- they were huge, gaping untruths with little to no basis in reality.

For example, Anthony -- who didn't report her daughter's disappearance at first and instead went on living a "normal" life -- told police that the last person she saw Caylee with was her babysitter, Zenaida Gonzalez, and that she dropped the little girl off at Gonzalez's apartment before going to her job at Universal Studios. She also claimed that she told two coworkers about Caylee's alleged kidnapping.

But according to John Allen, a former sergeant with the sheriff's office, and Eric Edwards, a former corporal in the sheriff's office, neither Anthony nor her supposed coworkers were actually Universal employees. Allen said he and Detective Yuri Melich even took Anthony to Universal Studios and saw her lying to the security guard before she actually confessed to not having a job there.

Perhaps even more damning than the job lie, however, were Anthony's claims about Gonzalez. In July 2008, Anthony told police that Caylee had disappeared with the babysitter a month earlier. But upon investigation, police discovered that the apartment where Anthony said Gonzalez lived was vacant and had been for months -- in fact, no one by that name had ever lived there. Plus, according to Kevin Beary, sheriff of Orange County during the investigation, when police found a woman by the name of Zenalda Gonzalez, she didn't match Anthony's description -- and she denied ever knowing her or Caylee. 

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With lies this serious about such important details -- and, of course, the extremely suspicious fact that Anthony waited so long to tell police her daughter was "missing" -- it's no surprise that so many people assume she's lying about not killing her daughter, too. Even Belvin Perry, the judge who presided over Anthony's trial, now says he believes that she killed Caylee, albeit unintentionally, by using chloroform to knock her out. 

Anthony, of course, maintains her innocence. Off camera, Anthony is still implicating her parents (who are interviewed in this series -- hopefully they'll offer some new insights in parts two and three!) and suggesting that the police lied. And still, there is no closure to this horrific story. Still, Caylee's death remains an "official" mystery, making it impossible for her spirit to rest in the eyes of the world. 

That's why we keep watching these shows ... in the hopes that maybe, someday, someone will figure it out, and that the truth will set Caylee's memory free. Check out this preview of the series below:

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