During the trial, Casey Anthony confided to her legal team that she had been sexually abused by her father since the age of 12 and that she now feared her father may have killed her daughter, Caylee to hide the episode of incest. Although George Anthony vehemently denied the accusation in court, Baez now writes that it is not the way it went down during his preliminary investigations.
nydailynews: But Baez writes in his book that George made no such denial when he was approached by the defense out of court.
“When we sat him down and we talked to him he didn’t deny it,” Baez told CBS News. “He just sat there and wanted to know what more she had to say.”
He writes in the book, “[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.”
Whether true or not, the revelations help put fuel to the fire on the controversy surrounding Casey Anthony’s complicity in the death of Caylee Anthony and the efficacy of the legal system a year after a Florida jury acquitted Casey.
Many don’t seem to be buying Baez’s account and believe him to be shamelessly shopping his wares on the case (well if the media can shop it why not Mr Baez?) where as others still maintain that Casey Anthony no matter how disturbed or possibly abused by her father or not was still guilty of egregious conduct that should of have resulted in her receiving a jail sentence greater than the 4 years she received for falsifying information which she served out during the course of the trial.
Ultimately dna tests showed that George Anthony was not Caylee’s Anthony’s father, nevertheless doubts will linger as to the reliability of Casey Anthony’s assessment of events. A hopeless psychological dysfunctional player or a too clever malice shrewd player? Either way, Jose Baez seems to be the one with the last laugh as his book zooms up the sales charts…