Orlando, Fla. – George Anthony, who was accused by his daughter Casey Anthony’s attorneys during her murder trial of molesting her as a child, said he does not want her to return to the family home when she walks out of jail a free woman, Sunday, July 17, 2011, a source told ABC News Friday.
Update: ABC has retracted their initial assertion regarding George’s feelings about his daughter returning home after George’s lawyer Mark Lippman denied his client made that statement, saying, “George has not expressed his feelings one way or the other. At such a time when he is ready, he will express what he wants to say.”
Not only was George called a child molester at trial, but Casey’s lawyers claimed he conspired with his daughter to cover up the alleged accidental drowning death of his 2-year-old granddaughter, Caylee Anthony, on June 16, 2008.
George has adamantly denied both assertions.
Also a sign of family discord, George has publicly announced he is supporting “Caylee’s Law,” which makes it a felony not to report the death of a child within an hour of its occurrence.
Casey never reported Caylee dead or missing and authorities were only called by Casey’s mother, Cindy Anthony, when Casey was unable to produce Caylee after 31 days.
“Caylee’s Law will be groundbreaking and will be up there assisting the Adam Walsh Act, the Lungsford Act, Amber Act, and many others that are necessary for our children,” George told the Washington Post.
Prosecutors alleged that Casey killed Caylee using chloroform and duct tape in the summer of 2008. They argued she then placed the girl in her car trunk and later dumped her body in a wooded area near the Anthony family home.
Several jurors have publicly stated they could not convict Casey of the killing because the prosecution did not provide enough evidence to prove its claim.
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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