Almost nine years after her 2-year-old daughter Caylee’s death—and six years after she was controversially acquitted of murder and child abuse—Casey Anthony has broken her silence about the girl’s death in an interview with the AP. “I’m still not even certain as I stand here today about what happened,” the 30-year-old says in an interview that the AP says contained “revealing, bizarre, and often contradictory answers” that raised more questions than answers about Caylee’s death. Some highlights:
- “Caylee would be 12 right now. And would be a total badass,” Anthony says. “I’d like to think she’d be listening to classic rock, playing sports,” and taking no nonsense, she says.
- Anthony, once labeled the “most hated mom in America,” says she knows many people still think she killed Caylee. “Based off what was in the media”—the story of a woman who could not account for a month in which her child was missing, and whose defense involved an accidental drowning for which there was no eyewitness testimony—”I understand the reasons people feel about me. I understand why people have the opinions that they do,” Anthony says.