Dr. Phil to Interview Casey Anthony’s Parents
Dr. Phil has landed and exclusive sit down with the parents of Casey Anthony, the notorious mom who was tried for and acquitted of the murder of her toddler, Caylee, after a bizarre investigation and trial that caught the attention of the nation.
Both Casey and her parents, Cindy and George, have told a lot of conflicting stories over the course of the investigation and trial, and promotions for the special episodes of the Dr. Phil Show that will air the interview make it clear that Dr. Phil asked the pair some tough questions. One of those tough questions, involves a MySpace message posted by Cindy twelve days before she called 911 to report her granddaughter missing:
“My Caylee is missing. She came into my life unexpectedly just as she has left me. Jealousy has taken her away, jealousy from the one person that should be thankful for all the love, support and strength given to her,” she wrote.
Cindy tells Dr. Phil that she didn’t mean it literally.
“Caylee was missing in my heart that day. She wasn’t missing physically, in the sense, because I thought I knew where she was at,” she said, meaning that she believed that her daughter was simply keeping the child away from her grandparents.
“I wanted [Casey Anthony] to know how much she was hurting me. And I thought that she was purposely keeping Caylee away from me.”
According to Fox News, one of the new pieces of information brought to light in the interview is the fact that Casey Anthony suffered Gran Mal Seizures. According to Fox’s sources, Cindy Anthony brought the seizures up on the Dr. Phil show to demonstrate how her daughter’s mental healthy may have kept her from saving her daughter during the “swimming pool incident” that the family maintains killed the little girl. Cindy also apparently implies that the seizures may be symptomatic of a condition that sometimes makes it hard for sufferers ”to sort fact from fiction,” or as Fox’s source says, “maybe it is why she can’t tell the truth.”
Part one of the interview airs on Tuesday. You can watch Dr. Phil’s discussion with Matt Lauer about the experience of sitting down with the Anthonys on the Today show here.