Cindy Anthony reunited with her daughter Casey in the months after she was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, according to a new book.
In #LiesLiesLies, Exposing Casey and Surviving the Smear, self-published authors Amelia Noel Sobel and Myrah Nicole Young detail how the estranged mother and daughter spoke via Skype from Casey’s secret hideout in Santa Monica, Calif. after she was released from jail — and arranged to have some of Caylee’s ashes sent to her inside an ash-holder necklace.
“Cindy used the opportunity to ask Casey if she wanted to wear something that had been set aside for her three years ago,” the book claims, quoting unnamed sources.
“With Casey’s acceptance, Cindy would send this sacred offering through FedEx. Casey would leave California with a new accessory: an ash-holder necklace with a portion of Caylee’s remains inside.”
In an online video diary and photos leaked online, in January, 25-year-old Casey appeared to be wearing a necklace, though it’s not known if the jewelry was that referred to in the book.Little Caylee was indeed cremated, a former attorney for George and Cindy confirmed in 2009, adding that the grandparents did not keep her ashes in their home — for fear of vandals.
Casey’s father George refused to participate in the video chat, it’s also claimed.
“George … was also nearby, but he refused to speak with his daughter,” the book suggests.
“George had been severely hurt by Casey’s claims in court that not only did he molest her, he also helped cover up his granddaughter’s death. He made a pledge to never speak to Casey again.”
Relations between Casey and her parents were a key plotline of Casey’s trial, which ended on July 5, 2011, when a jury of seven women and five men acquitted Casey of murder in just 10 hours and 40 minutes of deliberation.
In the aftermath and before her release, Casey rejected a jailhouse visit from her mother at the Orange County, Fla., prison.
Cindy gave a tearful testimony about the disappearance of her granddaughter, Caylee, during the murder trial after being called as a prosecution witness. But her most damning comment was made in a 911 call, in which she said her granddaughter was missing and the car trunk smelled like someone had died there.
At one point during the trial, the feud was laid stunningly bare when Cindy mouthed the words “I love you” to her daughter as she left the witness stand, to which Casey rolled her eyes.
Since her acquittal, Casey has traveled extensively, according to the book, eventually settling down with an unidentified older gentleman — whom she called “Pops” — in West Palm Beach, Fla., where she is serving out her one-year probation on a check fraud case.
The book claims:
Casey came to her new home in late August. She was given her own bedroom, bathroom and was able to swim in the backyard’s pool whenever she liked.
In mid-September Casey grew tired of her long, brown hair. Casey had cut and dyed her own hair frequently before she was incarcerated; now that she was free she continued the practice, transforming her long, dark locks into a short, blonde look.
Some might be surprised to know that Casey has not been to a stylist since leaving jail, all her post-inmate hair styles are her own creation. Casey was also enjoying her new gifts from various supporters—her new iPhone and her camera, a professional-grade Canon. But Casey had one toy that by far outweighed the others; after all, her new laptop was her only connection to the outside world.
#LiesLiesLies, Exposing Casey and Surviving the Smear is now available for sale on Amazon.