Casey Anthony, the young mother who faced the death penalty for allegedly murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, with duct tape and chloroform, was acquitted yesterday despite the fact that she spent the month after her daughter disappeared partying. The young woman entered herself into a hot body contest and acquired a Life Is Beautiful tattoo after her child went missing.
The defense said that Anthony had become a master liar after her father repeatedly raped her from early childhood. Anthony's father has consistently denied allegations and said that she is not innocent.
Anthony's ex-fiancé Jesse Grund told Matt Lauer of NBC's Today, I was angry and shocked by the verdict. He added, It's obvious from the evidence that was presented that Casey was the last person to see Caylee alive and her body was dumped in the woods.
The small girl was found in a wooded area near the family's home in December 2008. The defense said that Caylee drowned in the family's swimming pool, prompting a cover-up by the family. The prosecution maintained that the little girl was killed by her mother so that she could take being young and beautiful to its fullest potential.