Casey Anthony Book: Cops Should Have Realized She Had Mental Illness

Wed, June 27, 2012 2:37pm EDT by 4 Comments
Casey Anthony Book

In the new tell-all book, Casey’s attorney Jose Baez writes that the detectives should have realized that Casey was someone with ‘serious mental health issues.’

According to the new book Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story, Casey Anthony — the Florida mother who was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee — had mental health problems that lead to her habit of lying.

In attorney Jose Baez book about the trial, he wrote how the detectives should have realized Casey had built a “fantasy world,” and her lies were signs of someone with “serious mental health issues.”

He writes how Casey deceived the detectives and even too them to Universal Studios where she falsely claimed she had a job. Baez concluded that they “should have stopped and realized, ‘Wait a minute, we’re not dealing with someone who is playing with a full deck.'”

Casey was acquitted of first-degree murder but convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators. She is serving probation for an unrelated charge at an undisclosed location in Florida.

The book is scheduled for release on July 3.

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