Casey Anthony: ‘I blame her for Caylee not being here,’ George tells ‘Dr. Phil’
George and Cindy Anthony, Day 2 on “Dr. Phil”: More tears, more excuses.
Was there news? Cindy Anthony said that Casey’s attorneys had asked her to keep secret medical explanations, such as seizures, for Casey’s erratic behavior. “All her attorneys sat on it and wanted me to keep quiet,” Cindy told Dr. Phil McGraw. Defense attorney Jose Baez didn’t respond to the show’s request for a comment, McGraw added.
In opening the show, McGraw said he was struck by how often Cindy Anthony offered excuses for Casey’s behavior. Casey Anthony was acquitted in July of murder in the 2008 death of her daughter, Caylee.
George Anthony bemoaned a smear campaign against him to help win his daughter’s acquittal. “If someone believed I was involved in this, why was I never brought up on charges?” George asked.
He said he had guilt about not doing enough to find out what happened to Caylee. “I lost Caylee three years ago, and I believe I lost Casey at the same time. I believe that. She’s responsible,” George said.
George blamed Casey for the child’s death. “I blame her for Caylee not being here,” George told McGraw.
He added that be believed that Casey buried Caylee and that someone helped her. “She deceived us, she lied to us,” he said.
The couple agreed there was no excuse for where Caylee’s being found in the woods. “I believe that Casey had knowledge or had something to do with placing Caylee there. I don’t understand it,” Cindy said.
Cindy said she believed Caylee drowned in an accident, but George said, “I can’t go in that direction.”
George said: ”I can’t understand how she could drown and all of a sudden, end up at the end of our street. … If there was an accident or something happened, why couldn’t Casey turn to us? Even turn to her brother? Why? Why? Why?”
George theorized that someone gave too much of a drug to Caylee and the child never woke up. He also feels that the toddler was transported in Casey’s car.
“It’s the first time I’ve heard that out of his mouth,” Cindy said about George’s view that Caylee was sedated. Still, Cindy said she wasn’t upset with George.
“If that’s how he feels, that if he’s finally getting that out in the open, I think it’s a good thing for him, because he’s held so much in,” she said. “The anger — I’ve been worried it’s going to kill him.”
Cindy said she was angry about the ordeal that the couple was put through and that Casey wouldn’t reveal what had happened to Caylee. Yet Cindy said she believed that God is Casey’s judge and he let her free through the acquittal.
“When that verdict came in and Casey was free, I got my answer that it was an accident,” Cindy said. “I believe that justice for Caylee was when her mother walked.”
Cindy said there is “something seriously wrong with my daughter and her thought processes.”
Yet when McGraw said that many people wanted to shake Cindy and tell her to smell the coffee, she smiled broadly.
“This is a young woman who lied to you for years,” McGraw told the parents.
“I never believed my daughter could be a criminal or a bad person,” George said.
Cindy said it was difficult to learn that Caylee’s remains had been found in December 2008. George said he tried to take his life in January 2009 because he couldn’t deal with the pain anymore.
“Casey Anthony orchestrated an elaborate web of lies,” McGraw told viewers in starting the program.
And the announcer said: “It’s the side of the story you haven’t heard.”
McGraw called the program “The Anthonys: The Revelations.” George was supplying most of them.
On Monday, McGraw will turn to the trial and the controversy over whether Cindy perjured herself. “Dr. Phil” airs at 3 p.m. weekdays on WOFL-Channel 35.
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