The 36-year-old was arrested in 2008 for the disappearance of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Casey Anthony was arrested in 2008 when her daughter Caylee disappeared. The two-year-old's remains were found six months later in a wooded area near the family home. Casey was subsequently arrested on July 16, 2008, and charged with murder. Her televised six-week trial was a media circus and she ended up being infamously acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges on July 5, 2011. Casey was once described by a Department of Corrections spokeswoman as “one of the most hated women in America.”
Casey Anthony 'Is Getting Ready to Tell Her Truth' in Upcoming TV Documentary, Says Friend https://t.co/rt099effPl— People (@people) April 26, 2022
Now, Casey is planning to share her side of the story in an upcoming documentary. A source close to her told PEOPLE, "She's waited almost 14 years to really talk deeply about her experience. She's now getting ready to tell her truth. She feels like it's time." Casey has mostly stayed mum since her acquittal except once in an interview with the Associated Press in 2017. "I don't give a s--- about what anyone thinks about me, I never will," she told the outlet. "Based off what was in the media, I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do. I didn't do what I was accused of, but I fought for three years," she continued. "Not just for me, but for my daughter."
Caylee Anthony would have turned 16 years old today. Caylee died at the age of 2 in 2008. Her mother, Casey Anthony, was charged but found not guilty in her death. https://t.co/MvMtSN9x30 pic.twitter.com/W3hqok8BWs— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) August 9, 2021
Casey currently lives in South Florida and is living a life out of the spotlight for now. "Since she got out of jail, she's kept to herself," the insider told PEOPLE, "and people are always talking s--- about her. Every few months, a story about what she's doing is published, and you guys [the media] just say whatever you want to say. But now she feels like it's time for her to set the record straight and say what she needs to say. She wants her voice to be heard."
On this day in 2008, Caylee Anthony was reported missing by her grandmother a month after she had last been seen. Cindy Anthony said, "I found my daughter's car today and it smelled like there's been a dead body in the damn car." pic.twitter.com/nCjJRj6nRj— Crime+Investigation UK (@CI) July 15, 2020
Casey Anthony's mother, Cindy, spoke to a crime scene investigator who helped recover the body of her granddaughter in a TV special earlier this year. Cindy has a fractious relationship with her daughter, according to Alina Burroughs. They hadn't spoken to each other in years but more recently have been communicating sporadically. "It's hard for her to speak out about this case," said Burroughs to PEOPLE. "She really went through hell and back, and she's never been the same." Cindy gave a rare interview in Crime Scene Confidential on Investigation Discovery. "I didn't know how Cindy was going to react to me," Burroughs shared. "I mean, I was a prosecution witness, so she could've seen me as someone who wanted to lock her daughter up. But she was very gracious. And I think in some ways, the interview gave her some closure."