Casey Anthony has been under public scrutiny for years following the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony. But defense attorney Cheney Mason, who represented the woman during her Florida murder trial, insists she did not kill her child no matter what others may think.
During a interview with WFTV that aired Sunday night, Mason described his relationship with Anthony following her not guilty verdict and said the toddler likely drowned in the family pool. He claimed he had a good intuition when it came to reading clients and forming accurate opinions about them.
"I've never seen anything hateful about Casey," he said.
Mason went on: “(Casey) is likeable. She gets along well with my wife. Everybody that’s met her, likes her.”
Mason said Anthony, who was acquitted of first-degree murder charges, “got away with justice.” He continued: “She wants to go on with her life, and I’m dedicated to help her do that.”
Anthony is reportedly living in South Florida and working as a legal researcher. She was arrested in 2008 after her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, went missing. The child's body was eventually found near the family's home in Orlando and prosecutors claimed she killed Caylee by using chloroform and smothering her nose and mouth with duct tape.
A Florida jury eventually found Casey Anthony not guilty of killing her daughter, but she was convicted on four counts of lying to authorities, fueling theories that she was behind the child's death.
Mason, who worked on the case pro bono, said he has received many death threats since the case, but he continues to stand by Anthony.
"All that work in trial, I'm not going to let her go now. I want to see her be successful," he said.