Los Angeles, Calif. – Dr. Phil McGraw interviewed the parents of the infamous Florida mother acquitted of murder, Casey Anthony, for an upcoming episode of the his daytime talk show. According to reports, George and Cindy Anthony opened up about the death of their granddaughter, Caylee Anthony, and Casey’s highly-publicized murder trial, with McGraw noting that he asks the couple “very tough questions” during the show.
During Casey’s trial, prosecutors accused her of killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008 by rendering her helpless with chloroform and then suffocating her with duct tape.
Casey’s defense argued that no murder took place and that Caylee died accidentally by drowning in the backyard pool. Casey’s lawyers also accused George of assisting her in covering up Caylee’s death and of molesting Casey as a child.
A jury acquitted Casey on July 5, 2011, of murdering Caylee and she walked out of jail a free woman on July 17. Her whereabouts are currently unknown due to her lawyer’s concern for her safety.
According to attorney Mark Lippmann, who represents George and Cindy, Casey, 25, has not contacted her parents since her release.
Dr. Phil told Reuters, “I looked them [George and Cindy] in the eye and asked them some very tough questions… Despite living under a ‘media microscope’ for years, their story has never really been told… Nothing is off limits during this interview.”
According to US Magazine, George Anthony released a statement saying, “We appreciate the way in which Dr. Phil has helped others, and we trust him enough to completely open our hearts in telling this story.”
The George and Cindy Anthony interview with Dr. Phil will air on Sept. 12 on the premiere episode of McGraw’s 10th season on television.
To watch the entire Casey Anthony trial, including jury selection, opening statements, court proceedings, witness testimony and closing arguments, click here.
To revisit Casey’s case, find links to pages and pages of evidence, including transcripts of law enforcement interviews, court documents, letters, and forensic evidence, by clicking here.
In addition, links to a multitude of videos and photos released in the case including the many men in Casey’s life, party photos, and evidentiary images can be found by clicking here.
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