Last July, Casey Anthony was acquitted of charges concerning the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008; but on Tuesday, she revealed she still has more to say.
“Obviously I did not kill my daughter,” Anthony told Piers Morgan in a 10-minute phone interview with the CNN show host. “If anything, there’s nothing in this world I’ve ever been more proud of, and there’s no one I loved more than my daughter. She’s my greatest accomplishment.”
The conversation was not played on air, but Morgan relayed the conversation to viewers during an exchange with Anthony’s lawyer, Cheney Mason.
Anthony, 26, who is now recognized as infamous accused killer, admits to being a “stupid kid”, but claims to never have done drugs except a little marijuana, and said that she has only had a few beers since she’s been on probation.
During Anthony’s trial, she was sentenced to four years in jail for lying to authorities, but was released a few days after being booked for credit for time served and good behavior. Nevertheless, her public image hasn’t changed.
Anthony told Morgan she lives in an isolated area where she spends her days watching television and reading.
“I’ve looked back at some of the interviews [I] did and the way I’ve come across,” she told Morgan. “It’s horrible. It looks absolutely horrible. And I’m ashamed in many ways of the person that I was because even then that wasn’t who I am.”
She also stressed that she hasn’t been attempting to make money from her notoriety, despite popular assumptions. “I’m not making gazillions of dollars at the hands of other people, or trying to sell myself to anyone wiling to throw a couple of dollars at me.”
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