Jose Baez on Casey Anthony: What a Head Case!

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In his new book, Casey Anthony's defense lawyer Jose Baez says the accused child killer lived in a "fantasy world" and has "serious mental health issues."

Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story is Baez's account of last year's sensational trial. In it, he says Casey's lies to police weren't proof of guilt.

Instead, he says they're indicative of her obvious mental problems.

As for why Baez decided to write a book about the trial, he says:

Casey Anthony and Jose Baez

"I wrote the book because there was so much that people didn't know, and still don't know. This book is more than 420 pages of nothing but the inside story."

"My goal wasn't to change anyone's minds. My goal was to tell the story and if people change their minds, it will be because [they learned] more facts."

"I think people's reaction will be surprised at how much they don't know."

For instance, describing in the book why Casey Anthony took police officers to Universal Studios to look for her daughter, Caylee Anthony, Baez writes:

"[Detectives should have realized] right away, 'Wait a minute, we're clearly not dealing with someone who is playing with a full deck.'"

Anthony originally told the police Caylee was taken by a babysitter named Zanny the Nanny (Zaneida Gonzalez is suing her for defamation) and that she'd been searching for her for a month before reporting Caylee missing.

During the trial, Baez argued that Caylee accidentally drowned in the family's swimming pool while Casey and her father, George, were at home, and that George allegedly hid the body, which George denied adamantly.

In the end, Casey was found not guilty of murder, if not in the court of public opinion. She has been in hiding for almost the entire year since.

Baez also details why Casey Anthony did not testify at her trial.

"We had everything to lose and very little to gain," he says.

He also criticizes the media, Prosecutor Jeff Ashton and some of Judge Belvin Perry's rulings, though he did respect his ability to choose a fair jury.

Baez reveals that Casey had a cheeseburger, fries and milkshake from Steak 'n Shake for her first meal after being released from jail last July.

Then, he writes, she flew via private plane to St. George Island on the Florida Panhandle before going to New York and vanishing into hiding.

Anthony is now back in Florida on probation for check fraud.

Casey Anthony:


Now he's defending a pair of thugs that caused a girl to kill herself and demanding that the sheriff who called them out on it apologize! What a piece of scum. And this is why ppl. hate lawyers so much.


She was also found not guilty because the prosecution was lazy and just took it for granted that she would be convicted. I watched everyday of this. I have never seen a case where the defense lawyer hands his client to the jury. In his opening statement - He said the kid drown in the pool! So you would think there is only one question that needed to be answered- how did her body get to the woods? Baez was actually saying- it was an accident, please don't give her the Death Penalty and they still could not get a conviction. I have never seen anything like it.

@ Hanna

How many trials have you seen? You clearly aren't a prosecutor, because the prosecution presented their mountain of evidence just fine. It WAS proven that she was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately they found twelve equally idiotic people that thought it must be proven beyond a SHADOW of a doubt.


She wasn't found not guilty because the jury didn't think she did it. She was found not guilty because the prosecution failed to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. There's a difference. She is the definition of getting off in a technicality.


How does this scumbag so called attorney sleep at night with that little angel, Caylee, now decently buried in the ground but NEVER being able to rest in peace. Casey Anthony is the personovation of EVIL without any conscience whatsoever. Oh, I forgot, psychopaths and sociopaths, along with pathological liars don't own a conscience. May you frie in HELL.

@ Barbara Watson

Unfortunately, Barbara ...Caylee's ashes were never interred ..Cindy found a way to make the ashes into little stones that are now pendants around both Casey and Cindy's necks!! The obscenity of this use of dear Caylee's ashes is beyond comment!


Actually, I'm not for the death penalty but she really should have gotten life in prison instead of being set free and becoming a jet-setter flying on a private plane and treated like she's so "special" when she's really a piece of shit. Anyone with a miniscule of brain would know Jose Baez is lying also in terms of his book. I have a feeling karma is coming soon with Casick's upcoming trials where she'll be grilled rather than mollycoddled as she was in protective custody in jail and during the criminal trial where she was able to avoid testifying.


That cheeseburger, fries, and milkshake from Steak 'N Shake should have been her last meal before they fried her.


PLEASE No One Buy This Book


Baez is mentally ill.


Sold out by your own lawyer. Wow.