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Casey Anthony Believes Daughter Was Conceived Through Date Rape

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Casey Anthony sits in the courtroom before a sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter, Caylee, but faces four charges of lying to police officials. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

Casey Anthony sits in the courtroom before a sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter, Caylee, but faces four charges of lying to police officials. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – Newly released deposition documents shed some light on the question many people who followed the Casey Anthony murder trial: who fathered Caylee?

The document, released by Judge Belvin Perry Wednesday, Anthony told a psychiatrist that she became pregnant with her daughter after a 2004 party where she believes her drink was spiked with a drug.

The report, by psychiatrist Jeff Danzinger, also found no evidence that Anthony suffered from any mental illness, as she faced her 2011 murder trial. Danzinger described that as surprising, given her circumstances in the Orange County Jail as a suspect in her daughter’s slaying. Her temperament was calm, cooperative and pleasant, he said.

The 25-year-old Anthony was acquitted last July of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in a trial that captured the nation’s attention. Anthony didn’t know who fathered Caylee, the psychiatrist, Jeff Danziger, recounted in a deposition that was unsealed by a Florida judge and released Wednesday.

“You would expect that would provoke some measure of distress, whether someone genuinely did it, whether someone was falsely accused,” Danziger said. “If my child was missing and I was in jail being accused of it, I probably wouldn’t eat and wouldn’t be cheerful and wouldn’t be able to read.”

Danziger said he was reluctant to recount all the information Anthony told him during his interviews with her, especially allegations that she had been sexually abused. He didn’t want to become “a vector” of her allegations of crimes against individuals who may not have done anything wrong, he said.

Anthony is serving a year of probation at an undisclosed location in Florida on a check fraud charge.

During the trial, defense attorneys said Anthony’s father molested her when she was young. George Anthony vehemently denied the allegation on the witness stand and defense attorneys provided no evidence to support it.

Caylee Anthony went missing in summer 2008, and her disappearance wasn’t reported to authorities until a month later. Hundreds of volunteers searched for the missing girl. Anthony lied repeatedly to detectives, claiming a babysitter had kidnapped the toddler. At her murder trial, Anthony’s defense attorneys claimed Caylee drowned accidentally.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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