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 CNN.com and, follow the action on Nacy's special Casey Anthony trial page.

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  1. historian

    Waterboarding?

    June 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Somebody's Mother

    Has anyone wondered if Baez is intentionally doing badly because he knows Casey did it and wants her punished? As indicated by the small conversation that was recorded between them, he doesn't seem to like her very much.

    June 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joy

      If he deliberately lost the case and it could be proved, he'd be disbarred. I think he's doing his best, but there's a huge mountain of evidence he has to somehow discredit, and on top of that, just about everybody in the world hates Casey and think she's guilty as sin. He has to make do with whatever he can use, and there's precious little available to him.

      June 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. silas

    just sad. everyone seems to be lying in one format or another.

    June 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. clevelander

    This whole story is amazing to me. Its hard to beleive this child died and the father (George) helped his daughter cover it up, being a former officer he should have known the mother would be the 1st and obvious suspect, so why not come out with the truth, like some1 said if it happened that way the coroner wld find water in the lungs, now the defense comes up with this she drowned story, no way to prove it 100% and u want a jury to just by that from som1 who just admited she lied all this time. I just hope none of this jury has any blood relation to any of the jurors on the OJ case, cause all those jurors were and still are 100% retarded. Burn in hell OJ. and the idiots who let you off.

    June 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • stormy

      As I understand all this...they found Caylee's remains as bones only, so they couldn't find water in the lungs. Correct me if I'm wrong.

      June 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robo_geek

      I think he was in the process of trying to cover it up, but was not capable of doing it properly.

      When there is a child missing, and your daughter's car smells like a dead body, do you:

      a) park it in the garage to air out?
      b) accidentally leave it in a bad part of town where it accidentally gets burned?
      c) Call the police immediately and report it?

      As we know, he left the car in the garage to air out. I know if my car smells like a dead body, I would leave it outside, unless I did not want someone to SEE the car, like ummmm, the police.

      June 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike In Lexington

      The jury in the O.J. case had no choice. You can't convict someone when there is reasonable doubt. That is what you are SUPPOSED to do as a juror. If you want to blame someone for a murderer like O.J. getting off....blame the bungling police department that tainted and tampered with evidenct to the point that EVERYTHING was suspect. THERE is where the fault lies. The jury was given no choice.

      June 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    I wonder if anyone involved in this case, including her lawyer, is capable of telling the truth.

    June 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steficakes

    If Caylee drowned, why did Casey put duck tape on her mouth and nose? It's like, just in case she didn't really die by drowning,she would most certainly suffocate... I wish I was on that jury... GUILTY ALL DAY!

    June 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaijai

      Maybe she didn't want bugs to crawl in so she covered her mouth and nose with tape? If it was truly and accidental death, and she actually loved her, then that would make sense. Although most things in this case don't make sense *sigh*

      June 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • VMommaof4

      YES, and remember when it showed on TV, that her text message to ber boyfriend, a few days before Caylee went missing...she says to him..."don't worry, in a few days you'll have me all to yourself, and we can do whatever the F*** we want???" or someting to that extent??? is that not ENOUGH of a motive AND PROOF, that she DID HARM HER CHILD?? SO She could move on with her life with her boyfirend???

      June 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike In Lexington

      I hope you are never on a jury of anyone I care about as you obviously don't care about FACTS. You have made up your mind and put blinders on to any of the facts of this case.

      June 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CJ

    All i can say is lier lier pants on fire!! This girl is full of lies and deception. Hopefully everyone will see through her lies. When she was talking to her parents all you could really hear is how concerned she is for herself. She didn't really mention her daughter that much. She is just frustrated she got caught and she is going down for this horrible crime she commited. She can come up with a million stories , but they all point right to her!!

    June 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lisza Darling

    ..and the academy award for best actress in a murder goes to...

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

      Def not to Casey Anthony, she is so unbelievable.

      June 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joy

    Am I the only one who doesn't know who Caylee's father is, and where he's at? Or was this a miraculous conception?

    June 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Elizabeth C

    Someone needed to explain to Lee Anthony what a Power of Attorney REALLY is used for!!! DUH

    June 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe The Plumber

    liar, liar, pants on fire

    June 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      Oh i meant liar liar ! Hey that was my line. lol

      June 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dl

    Why is there no picture on the live feed of the trial?

    June 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. blabber

    as with all other serious crimes, was she dumb enough to believe she would get away with it?

    June 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. towinky13

    I am sicked by this whole case and it appears that not many people believe the actions of this family, especially Casey Anthony. She isn't crazy she is a cold blooded killer. For someone who has lied about the simple fact of even having a job and leading LEO's out to a high profile company only to finally to admit to fabricating the whole thing sets the profile for how far and deep she went to cover up what really happened to Caylee. To take a few moments and mentally visualize what happened to this precious child is heartbreaking. Even if she had drowned in the family pool, why didn't they call 911. Why take her tiny body and abuse it so horribly? Somebody had to dispose of her and her father and mother have denied this allegation. So that leads right back to Casey. Her friends stated she seemed to be a good mother, but anyone can appear to be anything around others. Jose Baez really has to reach for even a weak defense.

    June 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • laleepop14

      I definitely agree with you. It's just still mind boggling to me how a mother could do all of this meanwhile still saying she is safe and alive. I would love to know what really hapened to Ms. little Caylee Anthony. Such a sad, crazy story...

      June 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike In Lexington

      Ok...so they denied it....well since they denied it they couldn't POSSIBLY have anything to do with it since they denied it...you are right! My god I see the light now. thanks!

      June 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. laleepop14

    I dont understand why she continued to lie lie lie when she claims all she cared about was Caylee. Her lies are not adding up and are even getting proven that they were actually lies. In the last video when she is talking to her parents in jail and the new media rumor is she drowned she should have said yeah thats what happened btu she still goes on to say I know that Caylee is safe and alive cause "she can feel it". Im disgusted with her completely. I could not IMAGINE my 3 year old daughter "missing" for 31 days and me not saying something to anyone about it. If it wasnt for her parents would she have even said anything?? Watching live and cant wait for the verdict!!!!

    June 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
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