When Casey Anthony went on trial for killing her two-year-old daughter back in 2011, the whole nation was dialed into the case. Arm-chair experts were sure the woman’s odd behavior was a sign of guilt, yet Anthony was acquitted. Americans everywhere were appalled.
To this day, no one has been found guilty. The murder of Caylee is, practically speaking, a cold case. People who feel strongly still continue to point their fingers at Anthony. And now they have a new reason to doubt her innocence.
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In a recent episode of the podcast “Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss,” Casey Anthony’s former bodyguard opened up about that it was like to have to protect Casey Anthony after her acquittal. And it must have been an abhorrent job.
Rob Dick took the job protecting Anthony when she was initially released from jail in 2008. Dick described the assignment as “completely insane.”
On the night Anthony was released from jail, Dick drove her home. “When she gets out, I’m driving her, [lead attorney Jose] Baez, Leonard [Padilla], going back to the family to [her parents] Cindy and George.”
“We get in there. It’s just a surreal thing. You know what should happen. Here’s a mom in jail for the last 30 days, supposedly not knowing where her child is for 60 days now. First question … what do you think it would be? Have you heard anything?”
That was not what she asked.
“She was just completely happy, excited to see her parents. ‘What’s for dinner? Jail food sucks.'”
This was the moment Dick made up his mind about the death and who had committed the crime.
“There’s that moment right then that we’ve got a problem. It’s not about getting out and finding your child.”
He went on to talk about how difficult it was to guard Anthony. The nation had become obsessed. “At one point I’m standing in the front yard trying to keep a hundred to two hundred people from lynching her while somebody like Nancy Grace is doing a live show across the street. It didn’t seem real. Just craziness.”
Though Dick does believe Anthony is guilty, and is willing to say so, he doesn’t believe she is a threat to others, or even to herself. Suicide, Dick suggests, wouldn’t be an option for Anthony. “She loves herself too much.”