Casey Anthony’s Personal Bodyguard Revealed — The Man Who Hid 'Tot Mom' In Secret Hideout For $10K (EXCLUSIVE)

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This is the man who helped Casey Anthony flee Florida for California -- and orchestrate her life on the run.

Private investigator Jeremiah "Jerry" Lyons provided bodyguard services to 26-year-old ‘Tot Mom’ and was on the payroll of former attorney Jose Baez, according to a document obtained by Celebuzz.

Lyons billed Baez for services touted as “the protection, safety and travel of Casey Anthony.”

“The hourly rate of pay was computed at $65 per hour,” the invoice, dated September 1, 2011 and sent to Baez’s office, said.“The full day rate was computed at an eight hour day although on most days the hours worked were well in excess of that.”

Indeed, Lyons charged Baez for travel with Anthony on July 16 -- the day she was released from the Orange County jail in Orlando, Florida. He continued to travel and protect her for the next eight days as she began a life moving from state to state, Celebuzz can reveal.

Lyons resumed travel with Anthony -- who was acquitted of murdering her toddler daughter, Caylee, 2 -- on July 29, 30, 31 and August 1 and 2.

In his missive to Baez, the bodyguard also noted that he was engaged on August 5 and August 22 for Anthony to “possibly sign up for probation” for a check-fraud conviction.

On the latter occasion, it was “not done and decision was to change locations,” he wrote.

Lyons also provided a cell phone for Anthony, in his name, for her use beginning in July, 2011. He billed Baez $75 per month, noting it gave the user “unlimited long distance and local phone calls” and “unlimited text.”

In all, Lyons’ bill totaled $9,335.82.

Anthony was found not guilty on July 5, last year, after a jury of seven women and five men rejected the prosecution’s contention that she had murdered Caylee, by dosing her with chloroform, suffocating her with duct tape and dumping her body in a wooded area.

Lyons -- who in 1994 retired after a 20-year career as a detective with the New York City Transit Police -- was a key figure in the trial, playing the role of lead defense investigator.

In an interview after she was found not guilty, he predicted a bleak future for the woman who has become a national obsession.

"Everywhere she goes -- five years from now, 10 years from now -- there's going to be somebody yelling 'baby killer' to her," he said.

He also criticized the sheriff who he said was too quick to charge Anthony through out its investigation.

"When I entered into this case, I thought there was a good chance she was guilty," he said.

"When I walk out of it, I know that she is innocent. And I believe her to be innocent, not just 'not guilty.'"

As Celebuzz revealed, Casey reportedly hid out in Santa Monica, Calif. when she was released from jail — where she arranged to have some of Caylee’s ashes sent to her inside an ash-holder necklace.

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  • cookie48192
    cookie48192

    I wonder how many parents who just lost their child will be at the Video store the very same night renting videos and buying pizza. I wonder how many of those parents will be at the bar living it up and entering contests. Casey Anthony is innocent? Oh puhleezeeee

  • sugarbeach2012
    sugarbeach2012

    This guy is/ was on Jose Baez payroll...which is the State of Florida ! What is he really going to say, i believe she is guilty and i was stuck protecting her nasty ass....Hell No ! He like the rest just spew their shit , and hope that all the thousands of people that are against anything SCAMTHONY will have a change of heart....now let me think about that for a minute.....HELL NO ! One day, they will make their mistakes, one day we will be able to applaud with great happiness.....waiting for the day !

  • Really Disgusted
    Really Disgusted

    Once a child killer, always a child killer.

  • LadyRider
    LadyRider

    yes, by the taxpayers of Florida, you know they got $200K from ABC but still stated she had no money, they ripped off the state and the state let them do it....glad I don't live in Florida.

  • cindygal
    cindygal

    This is not big news. It was reported months ago that she was hiding out in this church and that it was Jeremy Lyons church. The big news would be if the bills he submitted were ever paid.

  • strangerdanger
    strangerdanger

    I'd bang her

  • twinklemepink06
    twinklemepink06

    WELL SHE IS A BABY KILLER! SORRY BUT I'M NOT LIKE THAT STUPID JURY THAT SAT IN FOR HER TRIAL!!!!!!!!! IF I SEE CASEY ANTHONY ON THE STREET I WOULD DO MORE THAN JUST YELL BABY KILLER AT HER.

  • Lady Rider
    Lady Rider

    My guess would be that Jose and tramp billed the taxpayers of Florida for this as well. We all know they ripped off the state to pay for her defense when she (they) got $200K from ABC.