(ORLANDO, Fla.) — In jailhouse interviews with two psychiatrists, Casey Anthony revealed yet a different theory for how her 2-year-old daughter Caylee may have died.
Anthony, 25, told two doctors in separate interviews that she suspects her father George Anthony took the little girl from the bed mother and daughter shared, had some sort of sexual episode with her, and then drowned her to cover it up.
“She said, ‘I think he held her underwater, maybe he was doing something to her and he tried to cover it up,’” Dr. Jeffery Danziger recalled Anthony saying in his deposition that was released Wednesday.
Anthony told Danziger that she called her mother Cindy Anthony four times, but could not reach her. It was not until several hours later that her mother called back and, at that point, a shocked Anthony “froze.”
“I hoped he’d step up to be my dad and take responsibility,” she told Danziger.
Danziger said Anthony implied that her father’s eventual suicide attempt was “his way out of the grief or guilt and I’m left to take the wrap [sic].”
“This was said with a measure of anger,” the doctor said, and said she added, “I’ll be damned if I take responsibility for this.”
George Anthony’s attorney Mark Lippman issued a statement Wednesday saying that Anthony was “made aware of these statements in the deposition prior to the trial of his daughter in 2011 and no new information has been disclosed today.”
“As he has repeatedly said prior to the trial, during the trial and after the trial he never molested any member of his family including Casey Anthony and he had nothing to do with the death of Caylee Marie Anthony including what happened to her remains after she allegedly drowned,” Lippman wrote.
Anthony conceded to the doctor that she eventually told her mother “everything but the truth,” but couldn’t explain why. She said that she really didn’t know at the time what had ultimately happened to Caylee.
“I was hoping she [Caylee] was somewhere, that she was still okay,” Danziger recalled her saying.
For months after Anthony was confronted with Caylee’s disapearance, Casey Anthony insisted her daughter had been kidnapped by a fictitious babysitter. At the opening of her murder trial, her lawyer admitted the child hadn’t been kidnapped, but had drowned in the family’s pool.
Anthony was acquitted of killing Caylee during a sensational trial last summer.
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