Casey Anthony talks about whether or not she'd ever have another child, years after her acquittal in her daughter's death

By Steve Helling
March 08, 2017 09:43 PM
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Would Casey Anthony ever have another child?

In the second part of her interview with the Associated Press, the 30-year-old Florida woman acknowledged that she still missed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, whom she was found not guilty of murdering.

“She is still the central part of my life, the central part of my being,” Anthony told the AP, six years after her acquittal, “and always will be.”

She said that although she would be “blessed” to have another baby, it would be a “dumb” decision for her. She expressed concern about whether her notoriety would cause her future child to be bullied and teased.

Caylee Anthony
| Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office

“If I am blessed enough to have another child — if I’d be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there’d be a potential that some … little snot-nosed kid would then say something mean to my kid — I don’t think I could live with that,” Anthony said.

Even years after her shocking exoneration in 2011, Anthony’s name still evokes an emotional response from many people. Trial-watchers questioned her bizarre behavior after Caylee died, including participating in a “hot body” contest and getting a tattoo.

Anthony reiterated that she has mental “blanks” about what happened to her daughter.

“If I knew what actually happened, I’d be able to fill in those blanks,” she told the AP. “I’ve done enough research, I’ve done enough psychology seminars, I’ve been tested, I’ve gone to the psychological evaluations, talked about this to the point where I’ve been in a puddle and not able to talk about it for days afterwards.”

Casey Anthony in July 2011.
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Anthony made national headlines when she became the focus of a 2008 investigation in which her toddler’s remains were found in a wooded area near her home. Caylee was supposedly last seen on June 16, 2008 — but she wasn’t reported missing for more than a month, on July 15, 2008.

After years of silence following her acquittal, Anthony agreed to a series of interviews with the AP, which were published beginning Tuesday.

“Caylee would be 12 right now. And would be a total badass,” she told the AP. “I’d like to think she’d be listening to classic rock, playing sports.”