SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A private investigator who worked for Casey Anthony’s defense team claims Anthony’s attorney admitted that his client murdered her daughter and dumped the body.
Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter.
The nation was first introduced to Casey Anthony in July 2008. The country fell in love with her precious daughter, Caylee, who had gone missing in Orlando, Florida.
A massive missing persons search for the little girl ensued.
Police were suspicious of what Anthony, then 22, was telling them. She lied about her nanny taking the child.
Anthony suddenly became the most hated woman in America.
On July 16, 2008, Anthony was arrested on suspicion of child neglect. Her attorney was an unknown Florida lawyer named Jose Baez. A Florida grand jury indicted Anthony on capital murder charges October 14, 2008. A utility worker found Caylee’s skeletal remains in a wooded area near the Anthony home in December 2008, and several months later, prosecutors announced they would seek the death penalty.
The trial went on for weeks. Witness after witness took the stand for the prosecution in the largely circumstantial case. They finally rested their case on June 15, 2011. Then it was the defense’s turn.
Anthony’s defense attorneys maintained that Caylee was not murdered at all. They said the child drowned in the Anthony’s above-ground pool, and that Casey Anthony and her father panicked upon finding her there and covered up the death. George Anthony denied that in his testimony.
Then, on July 5, 2011, after deliberating for 10 hours, jurors announced they had reached a verdict.
Anthony was acquitted by the 12-person jury on the most serious charges, including first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. But the jury convicted her on four misdemeanors of providing false information to law enforcement officers.
According to WFLA, two affidavits from private investigator Dominic Casey were included in documents filed in Orlando U.S. Bankruptcy Court in April of 2016. The documents are part of Casey Anthony’s bankruptcy case.
In one of the affidavits, Dominic Casey claims he was hired by Casey Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez, who admitted to him that Anthony had murdered her daughter.
He said the following in the affidavit:
“Saturday, July 26, 2008, Baez had told me that Casey had murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere and, he needed all the help he could get to find the body before anyone else did.”
The investigator also said Casey Anthony wanted to blame the man who ended up discovering her daughter’s body by proposing her attorneys say he kidnapped her.
Dominic Casey says that Anthony wanted to accept a plea deal, but Baez told her to wait.
The private investigator believed Baez and Casey Anthony were having sex, WFLA reports.
“Within two weeks, the misconduct between Casey and Jose Baez had escalated. I arrived at Baez’s office unexpectedly one day and once again, witnessed a naked Casey. This time she ran from his private office, through the conference room to the hallway. That night I told her that she cannot allow him to continue engaging in this behavior. Casey told me she had to do what Jose said because she had no money for her defense.”
Dominic Casey said he quit working for Jose Baez and the Baez Law Firm on October 1, 2008.
Casey Anthony has kept a low profile since she was acquitted in her daughter’s murder.
She has been in hiding ever since.