Casey Anthony's Trial Judge Believes She May Have Killed Her Child Accidentally

Casey was acquitted in 2011, but her judge isn't sure the whole truth was told.

The judge in Casey Anthony's case is speaking out about the 2011 verdict. Anthony was acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, but former Circuit Judge Belvin Perry Jr. still believes that she could have done it-- by accident.

Perry told the Orlando Sentinel that he doesn't have issues with the verdict, but cited evidence that Anthony had searched online about how to use chloroform as a sedative. The judge thinks there's a possibility that the child overdosed on the chloroform. “There was a possibility that she may have utilized that to keep the baby quiet ... and just used too much of it, and the baby died,” he said. “That’s just one of the many theories as to how this beautiful young lady [Caylee] tragically met her death.” 

Prosecutors had claimed Anthony used chloroform to disarm her child, then suffocated her with duct tape. The defense attorney claimed Caylee accidentally drowned in her family pool and someone else buried her body. The child's body was found in a wooded area in Florida.

Perry says that the chloroform theory is just one of several. "As I’ve expressed, the only person that really knows what happened was Casey,” he said. “For whatever reason, people are still fascinated with Casey Anthony."

There's much more to the story if you read the rundown of the events in the Casey Anthony case. Ultimately, she was convicted of misdemeanor charges for lying to the police.

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