Casey Anthony May Have Split With Lead Attorney
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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Casey Anthony could be on her own.
Her former lead defense attorney Jose Baez has reportedly removed himself from her legal team, according to TMZ.com. The website reports while a reason was given, it’s rumored the two had a falling out after private videos made by Anthony surfaced online.
On Wednesday, depositions from Anthony’s murder trial were made public.
In the documents, the 25-year old told a psychiatrist that she became pregnant with her daughter Caylee after she passed out at a party when she was 18-years old. Anthony, who was acquitted last July of Caylee’s murder, said she didn’t know who the father was, according to psychiatrist Jeff Danziger.
“Two beers, possibly given another drug. Woke up passed out,” said Danziger, reading from notes he took during an interview with Anthony in November 2010. “Don’t remember anything at a party, age 18. This is how she said she got pregnant.”
Danziger also noted that she showed no sign of mental illness as she faced her murder trial. He 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.
Danziger interviewed Anthony five times over two years but never testified at her murder trial. He 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 and her contention that her father played a role in covering up Caylee’s death.
Anthony told the psychiatrist that her father had found Caylee’s drowned body in the family’s swimming pool, helped disposed of it and then covered it up. During the trial, George Anthony denied playing any role in Caylee’s disappearance or death.
Defense attorneys said during the trial that Anthony’s father molested her when she was young, and Anthony told Danziger the same thing. George Anthony vehemently denied the allegation on the witness stand and defense attorneys provided no evidence to support it.
Anthony is serving a year of probation at an undisclosed location in Florida on a check fraud charge.
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