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Almost a year to the date of her acquittal, Casey Anthony is living life in seclusion, rarely venturing out for fear she’ll be recognized, and wearing the ashes of the daughter most people believe she brutally murdered around her neck.

Her mother Cindy made her a special necklace with them.

“Casey told me it was the way the Anthony women would be together forever,” a friend says, noting that Cindy Anthony wears them as well.

Parents of Casey Anthony on Dr. Oz

Since walking out of jail a free woman on July 17, 2011, Casey, who must remain in Florida due to probation, has moved around the state.

Now settling in the West Palm Beach area and spending most of her days online, Anthony has put on about 20 pounds, according to the friend.

In an interview with Piers Morgan in June, Anthony maintained that she did not kill Caylee Anthony, and that she’s often been misunderstood.

One person who isn’t buying it: Prosecutor Jeff Ashton.

“I’m not going to get all weepy at the thought of Casey not being able to go out partying,” he says. “She brought it all upon herself, and now she has to live with it – which is incidentally a luxury that Caylee will never get.”

On a related note, even Jose Baez thinks she’s crazy.