Casey Anthony is back in the news, thanks to the release of her lawyer, Jose Baez's book, Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story. And although it's been a year since Casey was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old Caylee, questions still remain. Clearly, Baez is hoping to capitalize on the public's remaining curiosity and pique our interest with the idea that his book reveals new clues about who killed Caylee.
There are some incredibly sick details coming out of Baez's promotional sitdowns with various news outlets. According to Baez, Anthony suspected that Casey's father, George Anthony (accused in the trial of sexually abusing Casey), was also the father of Caylee ... And apparently, Anthony also wondered if her father George killed the toddler in order to hide evidence of the abuse, Jose Baez said. Ugh -- do you believe this?!
George Anthony denied the accusations of abuse in court, but Baez is now saying that it was a different story behind closed doors. Baez asserts:
When we sat him down and we talked to him he didn't deny it. He just sat there and wanted to know what more [Casey] had to say. [HE] sat for perhaps 40 seconds with his head bowed. He didn't say a word. We certainly noted that he didn't deny it.
If Baez is just spinning these tales to sell his book, he's more of a famewhore than we thought. But I'm not sure that's all there is to it. If only because he also sat down with CBS News and discussed compelling evidence that didn't make its way into the trial ...
Baez claims that there were web searches done that hinted at someone on the Anthonys' family computer researching suicide methods on the same day as Caylee's death. Other records show that Casey was out of the house and on the phone at the very same time as these web searches. So it seems like Baez hoping the public will conclude that George was the one trying to figure out how to off himself ... and question what would have driven him to that?
As much of a bombshell as this is, there's one big glaring problem here: DNA testing revealed George was not Caylee's father. So that's one motive that seems dashed ... And yet, given all this upsetting dirt Baez is revealing, we could think of many twisted, terrifying scenarios in which George could have still been responsible for the death of Caylee.
In the end, though, I'm not sure what good Baez's bold assertions will do. Could they possibly trigger a new trial? Make people question Casey Anthony's "presumed guilt"? I doubt it. And it's a shame ... because all this jibber-jabbering aside, justice has yet to be served for the death of a little girl.
Here's Baez speaking with CBS News about the web search evidence ...
What do you make of Baez's new evidence? Does it make you question what you believed about Casey Anthony?
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