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Casey Anthony's Roommates Speak Out
Nathan Lezniewicz and Clint House will go on Dr. Oz to reveal what Casey Anthony was like around the time of her daughter Caylee's murder.
Casey Anthony's roommates are speaking out. Seven years after Anthony was found not guilty of either murder or manslaughter, two former roommates are talking about Anthony's behavior in the days following up to (and right after) the death of her daughter, Caylee. The exclusive interview with Dr. Oz airs tomorrow.
As the Orlando Sentinel reports, the roommates are Nathan Lezniewicz and Clint House.
On July 15, 2008, 2-year-old Caylee was reported missing by her grandmother, according to CNN. Casey falsely told authorities that her daughter had been kidnapped by a nanny, according to ABC News. She was charged with first-degree murder in October 2008 and pleaded not guilty. On December 11, 2008, the child's skeletal remains were found with a blanket inside a trash bag in a wooded area near the family home.
Casey went on trial in May 2011. Authorities alleged that the young mother had used duct tape and chloroform on her daughter and sought out the death penalty. The defense team, according to ABC News, alleged that the child had drowned accidentally in a swimming pool and that George Anthony, her grandfather, helped dispose of the body.
On July 5, 2011, a jury found Casey not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. She was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to law enforcement, according to ABC News. An appeals court overturned two of those misdemeanor convictions on January 25, 2013. With credit for time served, she was released on July 17, 2011.
The case continues to fascinate the public and those in the legal system. In 2011, Time called it the "Social Media Trial of the Century." In 2012, Casey told CNN and Piers Morgan that the depiction of her as a party girl and irresponsible mother are wrong and she didn't kill her daughter. "I've never been a party girl. I don't drink now. I've probably had a handful of beers since I've been on probation...The caricature of me that is out there, it couldn't be further from the truth," she said. "I didn't kill my daughter."
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