Casey Anthony, the young mother famously acquitted in 2011 of first-degree murder in the death of her toddler, Caylee, will be returning to court in October. A deposition in the civil suit against Anthony filed by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, the “nanny” Anthony claimed abducted her daughter and later admitted she did not even know, is scheduled for October 9th in Tampa.
Fernandez-Gonzalez is suing Anthony for defamation of character and losses she acquired stemming from the manhunt in 2008; she says Casey Anthony “ruined her life” when she was wrongfully accused.
Casey Anthony was found not guilty in the death of her daughter over two years ago, and has rarely been seen in public since; many still believe the bizarre circumstances surrounding little Caylee’s death are too much to be coincidence, and that Casey Anthony undoubtedly murdered her own baby.
Anthony didn’t report her daughter’s disappearance until weeks after the fact and then led police on numerous leads that were all eventually proven to be completely false.
The October deposition will be the first of many for Casey Anthony, who is the target of several other civil suits filed by individuals and groups involved in the disappearance of, and search for, three-year-old Caylee. It will also be the first time Anthony is under oath – being under oath prevents a person from remaining silent under their Fifth Amendment rights, which Casey is known for, in order to avoid speaking about the ordeal.
Fernandez-Gonzalez’s attorney, Matt Morgan of Morgan and Morgan, told an Orlando news station, “There is no option, when you are being deposed. Your attorney can make an objection but you have to talk, there’s no option to stay silent or plead the Fifth in this particular set of circumstances.”
The most anyone can hope for at this point is that the true details surrounding Caylee’s death will be brought to light and the case can finally rest; Caylee’s remains were finally discovered six months after her disappearance, and Casey Anthony created blatant lies about her daughter’s whereabouts throughout the search, hindering the investigation.
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