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  1. 1. Who is Casey Anthony?
  2. 2. Casey Anthony case
  3. 3. Casey Anthony timeline

Who is Casey Anthony? All About The Most Dangerous Child Murder In American History

Casy Anthony was the mother of Caylee Anthony, a young Florida girl who was found dead in 2008. After Casey was acquitted of her daughter's death in 2011, 11 years ago today, people still can not forget the Casey Anthony case that a merciless mother that killed her own daughter for the unknown reason

1. Who is Casey Anthony?

Casey Anthony Source: Biography

 Casey Anthony was born in 1986 in Warren, Ohio. She is the lady who sparked controversy in 2008 after being charged with killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee in Florida.
The story first broke on July 15, 2008, when Casey's mother, Cindy Anthony, frantically called police in Orlando, Florida, to report that she'd just learned that her granddaughter Caylee had been missing for 31 days.
Casey, who was a 22-year-old single mother at the time, first claimed that Caylee was with a sitter named Zenaida Gonzalez "Zanny" which turned out to be the first of many lies.
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2. Casey Anthony case

Casey Anthony Source: The NY Times

In 2008, the world was shocked by the bizarre behavior displayed by Casey Anthony. The then-22-year-old single mother from Orlando, Florida, was revealed to have spun a web of lies to cover up for the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, that summer; the Facebook photos of her partying around town and a dearth of emotion in interviews fueling the charges of first-degree murder before Caylee's body was discovered later that year.
However, there would be no closure for those outraged by a mother's neglect of her child, as Casey escaped conviction in 2011, while the questions of who killed her young daughter and why were never resolved.
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3. Casey Anthony timeline

Casey Anthony Source: TIME

  • August 9, 2005 - Casey Anthony, 19, gives birth to a daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. The identity of Caylee's father has not been publicly revealed. 
  • June 16, 2008 - Caylee is reportedly seen alive for the last time.
  • July 15, 2008 - Casey's mother, Cindy Anthony, reports that Caylee is missing.
  • July 16, 2008 - Anthony is arrested for child neglect, giving false statements and obstruction. She tells police her daughter vanished after she left her with a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who has also disappeared.
  • July 17, 2008 - Officers search Anthony's car and a cadaver dog picks up the scent of human decomposition.
  • August 27, 2008 - Authorities say an air sample test from Anthony's car indicate there were human remains in the trunk.
  • October 14, 2008 - A grand jury indicts Anthony on capital murder and other charges. She pleads not guilty.
  • December 11, 2008 - Skeletal remains are found in a wooded area near the Anthony home by a utility worker.
  • December 19, 2008 - Authorities announce the remains have been identified as Caylee Anthony.
  • April 13, 2009 - Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty, reversing an earlier decision not to pursue capital punishment.
  • April 2010 - The original judge assigned to the case, Stan Strickland, recuses himself and is replaced by Judge Belvin Perry Jr.
  • May 9, 2011 - Jury selection begins.
  • May 24, 2011 - The prosecution and defense deliver opening statements in an Orlando courthouse.
  • June 6, 2011 - Forensic expert Arpad Vass testifies that the only plausible explanation for the odor in Anthony's car trunk is the presence of a decomposing human body.
  • June 9, 2011 - Anthony becomes ill and Judge Perry calls the court into recess for the day.
  • June 15, 2011 - The prosecution rests.
  • June 30, 2011 - The defense rests. Anthony does not testify.
  • July 5, 2011 - The seven women and five men of the jury deliberate for 10 hours and 40 minutes before coming back with a verdict of not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. Anthony is found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to law enforcement.
  • July 7, 2011 - Anthony is sentenced to four years in jail with credit for time served. She is also fined $1,000 for each count.
  • July 17, 2011 - Anthony is released from jail.
  • August 11, 2011 - A report is released by Florida's Department of Children and Families concluding that Anthony is responsible for the death of her daughter. The report says, "The actions or the lack of actions by the alleged perpetrator ultimately resulted or contributed in the death of the child."
  • September 15, 2011 - Judge Perry rules that Anthony owes authorities nearly $98,000 for the costs of investigating Caylee's disappearance. Days later, he orders her to pay an additional $119,822.25 to the police, bringing the total to more than $217,000.
  • June 12, 2012 - In an exclusive interview with CNN, Anthony tells host Piers Morgan that she didn't kill Caylee and says, "I've never been a party girl. I don't drink now. I've probably had a handful of beers since I've been on probation...The caricature of me that is out there, it couldn't be further from the truth."
  • January 25, 2013 - An appeals court throws out two of Anthony's convictions for providing false information to law enforcement. The same day as the ruling, Anthony files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. She claims to have almost $800,000 in liabilities, with just $1,000 in assets, including cash on hand and personal property.
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