Internet Video May Be Of Casey Anthony
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DORAL (CBS4) – For the first time she since she was acquitted of killing her toddler daughter Caylee, we may be hearing from Casey Anthony about her life, her loneliness and her new pet.
In a 4 ½-minute video clip, allegedly recorded last October and recently posted on YouTube, a woman who looks like Anthony talks about her like but makes no mention of the trial. CBS News has not been able to independently confirm that it is in fact Anthony.
In the video, the woman has short blonde hair and wears large glasses. It’s a stark contrast to Anthony’s appearance in an Orlando courtroom last July when the “not guilty” verdict was returned.
The woman said she’ll remain at her hiding spot until the end of February. She addresses the loneliness of being in hiding and said her video camera has become her friend.
“This is my first video diary,” she says in her introduction. “It is October 13th, a Thursday. It’s a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven’t changed. I’m just trying to figure out my computer. It’s a whole new ballpark for me. I never used this before. I’m extra excited that I’ll be able to Skype and obviously keep a video log and take some pictures and that I have something that I can finally call mine.”
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to call something mine and now that I have something as silly as say a computer, a camera, a phone. I’ve actually now paid for my computer. The camera was a gift. But these are things that are now mine. I don’t have to give them back,” she said. “It’s nice to be able to say I have something that belongs to me that I’ll be able to take with me after I leave.”
The woman also addresses how long she thinks she’ll remain out of the public eye.
“I know it’s going to be awhile that I am going to be here,” Anthony said. “I’ll be here for many months even if I’m living here for six months, even if I get off probation early. I’ll still be here at least until the end of February. This has been such a blessing in so many ways.”
After viewing the video, psychiatric nurse practitioner Lisa Burton said if it was Anthony, then she was struck several things including the ‘blonde’ look.
“She appears to be quite comfortable talking to herself,” said Burton, “I think there’s a little sex appeal. She wants people to watch her. She wants attention.”
While the woman did not mention Caylee, George and Cindy Anthony and shows no remorse, she does mention that she adopted a dog.
“Now I have someone to talk to even when I am by myself so I am not bothering the poor dog who I have adopted and I love,” she said. “And he’s as much my dog as the other pets I’ve had.”
“It’s really all about her. It always was. This is consistent with how she is living her life,” said Burton.
On the video, the woman also expressed optimism about her future.
“The good thing is things are starting to look up and things are starting to change in a good way,” she said. “I just hope they stay, that things stay good, that they only get better. They’ll only get better.”
“I don’t think she is lonely, after seeing that,” said Burton. “She wants people her to see her any way they can.”
At the end of the video the woman adds that she plans to make other video diaries and her dog may be on the next one.
Anthony is currently serving a one year’s probation here in Florida on another charge.
It’s not clear if she’ll leave the state after finishing that probation.