Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Casey Anthony: Date rape led to pregnancy


This news story was published on January 11, 2012.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

By Anthony Colarossi and Amy Pavuk, The Orlando Sentinel –

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony said her daughter Caylee may have been conceived during a “date rape” in the fall of 2004, according to the blockbuster depositions of two doctors released Wednesday.

Anthony said she was not romantically involved with anyone when she attended a party in October or November 2004, but added that she may have had a “spiked” drink because she “blacked out,” according to one of the depositions.

“She believes … that’s when that she was impregnated,” Dr. William Weitz said during his deposition.

Anthony also said she suspected her father, George, might be the father, Weitz said, but DNA testing later disproved that, so Casey Anthony said she thought Caylee was likely conceived during the party when she passed out.

Despite the possible cause of her pregnancy, Weitz also said Anthony “never considered, once she was pregnant, having an abortion or having the baby put up for adoption. She wanted the child.”

“She said, ‘I loved her at first sight,’ and ‘that child was the most meaningful part of my life for three years,’” Weitz said under questioning from prosecutors.

“That, to me, is important,” he added. Weitz said her statements challenged the belief that “the child would be a piece of luggage, a carry-on bag that would be unimportant, would interfere with social relationships, boyfriend relationships, possible job opportunities, travel, that having that child was some way limiting to Casey in her life.”

Explosive accounts of Casey Anthony’s life and her version of what happened to her daughter Caylee Marie almost four years ago were revealed Wednesday when a judge unsealed the two never-before-seen depositions from doctors who conducted psychological evaluations on the mother before her murder trial.

The depositions of Dr. Jeffrey Danziger and Weitz vividly describe what Anthony told her doctors about alleged sexual abuse by her father and the alleged drowning death of her 2-year-old daughter in the summer of 2008.

“It is the perception of Casey that her father had something to do with the death of her daughter,” Weitz said. “It’s clear that she believes that George either harmed and/or took the life of (Caylee).”

Weitz recounts how Casey described her father with the child. Caylee was wearing a T-shirt and shorts. She was wet and appeared lifeless. She said, “Dad took her from me, said all’s going to be OK. Daddy will take care of it,” according to the Weitz deposition. He then left the room.

“Although she believed the child was deceased, part of her wanted her daughter to be alive,” Weitz told the prosecutors.

Attempts to reach George Anthony’s attorney for response and comments Wednesday have gone unanswered.

Weitz also said that Casey Anthony did not suffer from a mental illness or disorders, like anti-social personality disorder, despite her history of lying. Her lying he attributes to “suppression and denial in the way she deals with trauma.”

“None of the prevailing personality disorders did she fit the criteria that would allow her to be diagnosed currently,” Weitz said during his deposition last year.

At one point during the deposition, when Weitz described what Casey Anthony told him about seeing her daughter’s wet, limp body held by her father, Anthony’s defense attorney Jose Baez raised an objection.

“I’m going o object to Mr. (Jeff) Ashton’s behavior of laughing,” Baez said.

Ashton and fellow prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick denied Ashton was laughing, but Baez continued, “He was clearly laughing. How he can laugh as someone is describing the death of a child is not only disgusting, it’s reprehensible.”

Baez threatened to stop the deposition “if this type of behavior continues.” But the question and answer session did go on. This part of the Weitz deposition took 157 pages to transcribe.

The experts’ statements, which the Orlando Sentinel requested be unsealed, are significant because they represent the most recent version of Anthony’s story about what happened to her daughter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

2 Responses to Casey Anthony: Date rape led to pregnancy

  1. Avatar

    Shutta Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

    She said her dad was the father of Caylee & he wasn’t, she said he killed her & he didn’t. This bitch lies about everything & she knowingly murdered her daughter, no question about it. Don’t know how much evidence was needed to find her guilty, but those 12 jurors have their heads up their asses & are all going to hell for letting this bitch walk free. No one needed to date rape this ho, her legs were open 24/7 as proved by her party pics while her daughter was “missing.”

  2. Avatar

    No No No!!! Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    George ought to sue his daughter for dragging his name through the mud.