Skip to comments.Casey Anthony Lives Like a Hermit, ‘Wants to Speak Out’: Lawyer
Posted on 07/04/2014 11:04:35 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Three years after her conviction, Anthony is still living like a recluse, rarely leaves her home in an undisclosed Florida city and has been totally cut off from her family, her attorney told CNN.
Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder, but she's still serving a life sentence.
Three years after a jury found the accused murder mom didn't kill her 2-year-old daughter, Anthony, now 28, is still in hiding in Florida and has been cut off from her family, her lawyer says.
"She has to live constantly on guard. She can't go out in public," Cheney Mason told CNN in a recent sit-down.
"She hasn't been freed from her incarceration yet because she can't go out," he added.
"She can't go to a beauty parlor, she can't go shopping to a department store, she can't go to a restaurant, she can't even go to McDonald's. She can't do anything."
Mason said the onetime party girl-turned hermit scrapes together work as "a housekeeper, clerk ... stuff like that" and doesn't talk to her parents, George and Cindy, or her brother, Lee.
The family ignited a media circus in 2008 after toddler Caylee went missing from their Orlando home.
The tiny girl's decayed remains were later found buried in woods nearby.
Casey was charged and faced the death penalty. Mason's team argued Caylee accidentally drowned in a pool and that George Anthony convinced the then-22-year-old to cover it up.
The fallout from the trial apparently severed the clan's already tenuous family ties.
Mason said Anthony "does not have blood family anymore" the laywer and his wife, Shirley, remained her lone conduits to the outside world.
Anthony leaves the federal courthouse in Tampa after a bankruptcy hearing in March 2013. She has not been seen in public since. BRIAN BLANCO/AP Anthony leaves the federal courthouse in Tampa after a bankruptcy hearing in March 2013. She has not been seen in public since.
"She is kind of, I think, afraid of people ... she's not real close to," Mason said.
"We've had a couple of occasions to have social gatherings that can include her -- close friends, the (legal) team. She still likes to back away from the middle."
Anthony has not been seen in public since last spring, when she emerged from seclusion to attend a hearing in her bankruptcy case.
Sporting an all-black ensemble and wide-brimmed hat, she was rushed into the courtroom with her lawyer shielding her in a virtual headlock and, at one point, barked "stop" at the chaotic press mob.
She looked considerably sunnier in two photos Mason released to CNN.
Casey Anthony was acquitted three years ago of murder, manslaughter and child abuse charges in the death of her 2-year-old dughter, Caylee.
The pics, apparently taken last summer, showed Anthony looking tanned and happy, beaming as Mason clutches her in a fatherly embrace.
Anthony has never granted a face-to-face interview to tell her side of the story. Shirley Mason told CNN she believed Anthony "wants to speak out."
"My hope for her is it gets better for her and the world or the people who have been so hateful can let that go and they can move on," Shirley Mason said.
Why is the first sentence saying, “three years after her conviction” when she was acquitted in the case??? Do the media proofread things, do editors do any sort of review anymore????
Where’s my violin?
No and no.
I KNOW the press will not be writing a similar article about George Zimmerman.
She was convicted of four misdemeanors for lying to law enforcement (later reduced on appeal to two).
okay, stand corrected. I remembered she was acquitted of the most serious charges. And that acquittal is the reason she is not in prison today.
oh... I had forgotten about that
Meanwhile, her daughter is still dead.
HA HA! WHAT “media” - There is no media, ~ its all infotainment
I saw that. I do not think people care about what they write anymore.
Well, if she wants to “speak out”, I’m sure that CNN or “The View” or many other media outlets, would let her come on camera and tell her side of the story.
What’s holding her back? Does she want a big payday for telling her story?
Why doesn’t she write a book then? Then go on a book tour such as Hillary did recently?????
There is on aspect of the Italian justice system I envy, the ability to go after lawyers that make up accusations during trials. Jose Baez should be doing time and penniless after he accused Casey’s father of molestation.
what a bunch of horse sheet.
she could move out of Florida, she could keep her mug off the news. Let people forget her.
I would not know if she was in line behind me at the grocers.
“She can’t go to a beauty parlor, “
Off topic but this phrase which was popular up thru the 1960’s has been creeping back into the vernacular lately. People must be watching VERY old movies or TV shows.
“Casey Anthony is “basically imprisoned,” assuming you think of having an apartment, working a 9 to 5 job, being able to eat what you want, and not having to live behind steel bars with gun wielding guards as “prison”http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/caylee-anthony/os-casey-anthony-cheney-mason-book-20140703,0,801128.story
Hey Casey, your life is still better than Caylee’s..maybe you should not have killed her
Newspapers haven't been the same since.