The mother of the accused murderer of her own child allegedly obstructed justice

By Joan Sedley
August 06, 2010 02:35 PM
Orlando Sentinel/MCT/Landov

The tangled web surrounding Casey Anthony and her trial for the murder of her own 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, just became more complicated, extending to Casey’s mom.

Cindy Anthony is in the hot seat now after prosecutors released 2,400 pages of evidence in the case, including at least one instance in which the mother of the murder suspect mailed her a letter in prison that used Casey Anthony’s lawyer’s return address with “legal mail do not open” written on the envelope.

As reported by Florida TV station WFTV, when told such an action could be considered mail fraud, Cindy Anthony reportedly responded: “They must think I’m really stupid. Why would I send you a card and put another address besides mine on it?”

Casey Anthony, 23, is charged with killing her toddler daughter, whose disappearance in June 2008 made national news, and whose body was found six months later only half a mile away from her home.