Casey Anthony’s attorney Cheney Mason theorized last week that her former client—who was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, six years ago—“blacked out” during the death.
“I believe that Casey’s mind, in some dimension, I guess the common word would say ‘snapped.’ She didn’t go crazy by any means — but blackout — completely a blackout — of what went on and what happened,” Mason told LawNewz Network host Jesse Weber (believe it or not, a website by the name of “LawNewz” is a legitimate source, founded by ABC News legal affairs anchor Dan Abrams).
Mason was responding to comments by Anthony earlier this year to the AP that “I’m still not even certain as I stand here today sure about what happened.”
“Casey, as we established with an expert witness at the end of the trial, grieved and comprehended differently than anyone else what happened. She went into what I call ‘Casey World.’ She shut it out,” Mason said.
“She didn’t know what she was doing or what she was saying,” he added. “She knows she did not do this.”
Mason pointed out that Caylee had not shown any sign of abuse before her death.
Caylee had been missing for a month before Casey’s parents called 9-1-1 and reported their granddaughter’s disappearance, saying that they smelled what they believed was a decomposing body coming from their daughter’s car. Detectives eventually found Caylee’s remains inside a trash bag near the family’s house.