Casey Anthony breaks silence after being acquitted of murdering her toddler daughter 11 years ago
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Casey Anthony is set to break her silence in a new documentary after being acquitted of murdering her toddler daughter in 2011.
The first on-camera interview comes in a three-part documentary titled Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies.
You can check out the trailer below:
The series follows the case of the 2008 disappearance of Anthony's daughter Caylee.
Six months after Caylee was reported missing, the two-year-old's remains were found in a trash bag located half a mile from the family's home in Orlando.
After the young mum was acquitted of murder, the nation saw it as extremely controversial at the time.
One juror, Jennifer Ford, said at the time: “I did not say she was innocent. I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be.”
At the time, the defence contended she had lied that her daughter accidentally drowned in the family’s swimming pool, and that George Anthony — her daughter's grandfather — disposed of the body.
The team added that Anthony made this up due to a dysfunctional upbringing.
The verdict certainly didn't go well with the nation, but now aged 36, Anthony takes to the camera and reveals her side of the story.
As shown in the teaser above, the unseen person behind the camera asks Anthony: "Why talk to me now when you are not getting creative control?"
Before she can answer, the camera cuts off.
Director and showrunner Alexandra Dean said in a statement: "Since her acquittal in 2011, public opinion of Casey Anthony has been largely shaped by the media convinced of her guilt.
"Casey had never given an in-depth or on-camera interview explaining her actions until now, and as a filmmaker and journalist, my interest was in getting closer to the unbiased truth by hearing all sides of the story – from opposing voices to Casey herself.
"While having access to Casey was critical, it was even more important that we had complete editorial control over the outcome of the reporting we did.
"Casey did not see or give notes on the film.
"What emerges over the course of multiple interviews recorded over six months, is a startling psychological portrait of Casey Anthony and a complete narrative of what she says happened to her daughter weighed against multiple sources of potential evidence.
"I believe the result will surprise many, and cause the American public to look at this story in a new light."
Another added: "She’s always been intriguing to me, I’m gonna watch out out pure curiosity."
"Ugh. I am excited about it and dreading it simultaneously," a third person thought.
Someone else put: "Maybe I’m a bad person, but I’m in. I really want to hear what she says about it."
Casey Anthony: Where The Truth Lies premieres on Peacock on November 29.
Topics: News, True crime, Documentaries, US News