Gotta Watch: Casey Anthony jail tapes
In 2008, Casey Anthony talks with her mother Cindy from jail.
June 2nd, 2011
12:24 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Casey Anthony jail tapes

The Casey Anthony trial could be one of the most dramatic court cases since the O.J. Simpson criminal proceedings. The gut-wrenching testimony and reaction from Casey's parents spurred interest in what they had to say back in 2008 when Caylee was still missing. Here are some telling moments from the trial and from jail conversations Casey had with her parents.

The drowning theory – In 2008, Casey Anthony brushes off what her mom says is a media allegation that Caylee drowned in a pool. She then goes on to assure her mom that she knows in her heart that Caylee is okay.

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Drowning defense – Fast-forward to the trial, where Casey's defense makes the case that Caylee Anthony did in fact drown in the family pool.

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Casey gets angry – Here we get a glimpse of Casey's mindset during the time Caylee was missing. At the time, she came under fire for complaining that her entire life had been taken from her.

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 Tune in to HLN's "Nancy Grace" at 8 p.m. ET for live reports from Florida with all the details of the Casey Anthony trial. You can watch the trial live on and, follow the action on Nacy's special Casey Anthony trial page.

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  1. Anthony's Case Posts

    My guess here is that Casey was going to try to make it look like a household accident, she googled neck breaking… She was probably going to say the child fell down a flight of stairs, she googled weapons from household items ….probably going to say she was playing with a knife or something along those lines, the pool would be a household accident so my guess is she probably allowed the child to drown …. Why she decided to hide the death is one I can’t figure out yet…. Guess I gotta keep watching.

    June 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • donuthead

      If she drowned, there will be water in her lungs and that will come out in the coroner's report.

      June 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • andrew

      i don't think there were any lungs left when they found her remains let alone water. she was badly decomposed.

      June 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anthony's Case Posts

    How does the defense plan to argue that she googled neck breaking and weapons and shovels in march and the child “drowned” in June and she borrowed a shovel from the neighbor in June after the “drowning”?
    Casey had a premonition her daughter would drown? Maybe that’s another family secret.

    June 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anthony's Case Posts

    Since a lot of us are complaining about the interruptions and constant commercials, I wonder if HLN people read these comments because their still doing it and I guess they could care less! I’m beginning to despise this network for ruining viewers opportunity to see all of this trial just because they want to make their big $$$$$$ off the commercials. I refuse to watch the commercials, I flip the channel for the time being!

    June 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb
      has.. cam on witness, cam on casey, and live chat on left of screen..NO INTERUPTIONS

      June 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nancy Grace

    She was eating cupcakes and ordering underwear while in jail. Who does that?

    June 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      Ted Bundy's incarnate evil spirit in her...thats who.. SHES JUST LIKE BUNDY ....SOCIOPATH ALL THE WAY

      June 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      You are quite uninformed & obviously have never had enough fun in your life to spend a day or two... Let's see a prisoner wants cupcakes, so they fill out a commissary form requesting food & they pay with money that has been deposited in her account... Second, she orders underwear... let's see... she was taken to jail with the clothes on her back... They provide the jumpsuit... where do you think the panties come from? If you guessed commissary... Ding ding ding.

      June 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PapaSun

    Wow what a poor explanation! If she drowned then come forward earlier and admit it was an accident! Why throw the little girl out in a trash bag with duct tape on her face????

    June 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lauren G

    - What a narcissistic monster this woman is...unbelievably uncaring about her child. The guy that bailed her out, Leonard Padilla, in 2008, said that when Casey did get home she did absolutely nothing to look for the child, and did not even mention Caylee's name. How does that grab you? I'd like to have 30 minutes alone with this broad. I'd get the answers from her.

    June 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Melissa Dearinger

    There is "live video" from You can watch the entire hearing without any commercials. Try that instead of watching on TV. You can shrink or enlarge. 🙂

    June 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lauren G

    When Casey opens her mouth, nothing but lies come out of it. She has no concept of the truth. I don't know what kind of upbringing she had from her parents, but she was either born a monster or they are some of the worst parents ever.

    June 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monique

      It's hard to know what's factual in this case.

      June 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |

    you can watch the trial uninterrupted at

    Don't waste your time trying to watch it on cnn

    June 2, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mary

    @Donuthead...she had no lungs when she was found, just her skeleton

    June 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |

    This girl should have been locked away years ago! She is delusional....she doesn't have a sense of reality and she's a sociopath. She lies to the extent of making up people and kids for these imaginery people and siblings. She made up a co-worker with a son....and she had her mother sitting in a car in a parking lot waitng to met her imaginery boss and co worker once. She made up the father of Cayleee....I hate to say it but she needs to be locked up in a mental ward......she is PSYCHOTIC!!!!!!

    June 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jane

    Jose Baez is walking Casey straight into the death penalty! HIs efforts would be better spent convincing her to tell the truth and throw herself on the mercy of the court to spare her parents the obvious agony they are going through. He looks like a bafoon and an idiot! Has to be the worst lawyer ever... Drowning.... please!!!

    June 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZWildcats

      or straight into a mistrial/appeal.... on grounds of misrepresentation. Unfortunately some defense attorneys are in business for money/fame, not justice.

      June 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. nokoolaidcowboy

    I've seen some bizarre things on the Internet, but this is by far the worse. These clips are either heartbreaking because Casey Anthony is innocent or disturbing because we are getting a glimpse into the heart of evil.

    June 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • jane

      to nokolaidcowboy... "because Casey is innocent"???? Have you been following this case?? She is a psycho path,liar, and a MURDERER! Period end of story..

      June 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike In Lexington

      @ nokoolaidcowboy.....evidently you and I have seen the same trial. I havent been convinced either way and feel the same way you do. she is either extremely evil, or is a pathetic person that has VERY deep issues as the defense has said. @ Jane....end of story? Really? Without both sides of the case? Remind me to have you stricken as a juror if you are ever on a case I am involved in as last I heard we were innocent until PROVEN guilty in this country and we havent heard both sides of the case and the prosecution has proven one thing....Casey Anthony is a liar. not a murderer. A liar......They have NOT proven the murderer thing yet. Look at all the threads. The only thing brought up is she is a liar and a party girl. Not ONE shread of TANGIBLE evidence. Not gonna take a life from someone because they are a liar.

      June 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. rod

    She got a nice butt!

    June 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jason

    Where do you fill out an application to be on the firing squad?

    June 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
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