West Palm Beach, FL – Casey Anthony, the woman accused and later acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter in 2008, has been toying with the idea of having another baby.
“She feels like her biological clock is ticking,” a source very close to Anthony recently told People. “She knows she’s getting older. She’s not the young girl who everyone saw on trial. She’s in her 30s, wondering what to do next, and hoping that she can find some meaning in her life.”
During the murder trial in 2011, prosecutors alleged that Anthony, then 25, murdered her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, and dumped her body in a wooded area near her home in 2008, the New York Post reported.
According to prosecutors, Anthony felt that having Caylee around got in the way of the free-wheeling, party-girl lifestyle she wanted.
Caylee had been missing for 31 days when Anthony’s mother, Cindy, reported the little girl as missing, FOX News reported.
Police later found the toddler’s skeletal remains hidden in a garbage bag in the wooden area near the Anthony home, according to the New York Post.
Because Caylee’s exact cause of death couldn’t be determined, prosecutors were ultimately unable to convince the jury that Anthony had murdered her daughter.
On July 5, 2011, Anthony was acquitted of manslaughter and murder charges, but she was found guilty of four counts of lying to police, FOX News reported.
Two of those counts were later dropped.
Anthony floated the idea of having more children during an interview in 2017.
“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,” she said at the time, according to FOX News.
She began dating a man in 2018, but that relationship has since ended, People reported.
“She wasn’t ready to settle down,” the source told People.
But Anthony, now 33, has begun looking towards the future.
“Marriage, family, the white picket fence – In some ways, that’s very appealing to Casey,” the source claimed. “She’d want things to be less dysfunctional than the family she had growing up, but she likes the idea of stability.”
The source further declared that Anthony is no longer troubled by her daughter’s suspicious death.
“It’s ancient history, as far as she’s concerned,” the source told People. “It was a very dark period in her life, and she is a different person. So, she’s ready for something new. If that includes children, she’s ready for that.”
In May, Anthony announced that she has been working on a “low-grade” film showcasing the “turmoil” she experienced after she was accused of murdering Caylee, the Daily Mail reported.
“It will show the tears and the turmoil that I truly went through and the anxiety and hardship after I was released when I actually had time to mourn,” Anthony told the news outlet. “Regardless of what the media has depicted of me, I am not a monster…I just don’t show my sadness.”
Anthony claimed that Caylee drowned by accident, and that she had no part of disposing of her body.
The film, “As I Was Told,” will also explain her behavior during the 31 days her daughter was missing, she told the Daily Mail.
“Yes I drank and carried on like nothing happened. The movie is called 'As I Was told' because I'd done what I was told to do. I had to put on a fake persona throughout those 31 days,” Anthony claimed.
She also alleged that a man, who has not been identified due to “legal reasons,” told her to “live your life as normal,” and that he would “take care of it,” the Daily Mail reported.
Anthony argued that photos of her partying during a hot-body contest and the fact that she got a tattoo that read “good life” in Italian during that period were used to unjustly vilify her.
“People can spin that around as they like I don't care,” she told the Daily Mail. “I always wanted to get that tattoo so I got it. I've even drawn that on pieces of paper before Caylee was even born.”
Anthony acknowledged that she should have done more in the wake of her daughter’s disappearance, but claimed that she was a victim of those who were supposedly controlling her.
“I should have taken reign and done what I felt I should have done no matter who it hurt,” she told the Daily Mail. “My life was in others' hands from beginning to the end.”
Anthony also declared that she was a victim of the criminal justice system and the media.
“I never for once thought that I would go to prison for what happened to Cays because I had faith in the justice system and my attorneys,” she complained to the Daily Mail. “I was planning for my future, I thought after the trial that I would be home free to do as I wanted…Never knowing or even thinking that people would not care about what the jury's verdict was, they still crucified me after the fact.”
The film is expected to be released next year, according to Anthony.
“As long as I get my side out so I can rest. I have spent years hearing other sides of what they believe to be true,” she told the Daily Mail. “I could care less what people think of me. I just feel my truth needs to be out of me. I need to close the book.”