The parents of Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in July of killing her 2-year-old daughter, are divided as to whether their daughter is guilty, Dr. Phil McGraw told “The View” Monday.
Asked whether Cindy and George Anthony believe that Casey murdered Caylee or transported her body in the trunk of her car and buried her near their Orlando home in 2008, McGraw said “they have a very different view of that. He (George) is very critical. She (Cindy) seems to make an excuse at every turn.”
“She’s in denial?” asked “View” co-host Barbara Walters.
“Very much in denial,” McGraw said.
During his sitdown with the Anthonys, set to air in two parts Tuesday and Wednesday, McGraw said they both maintained that they have no idea what happened to Caylee. They said they have not spoken to Casey, 25, since her acquittal and they don’t know where she is.
When asked about their daughter’s part in Caylee’s death, Cindy told McGraw, “I don’t know, to be honest.”
“I don’t want to believe it, but I’m going by what investigators have told me,” George said. “All I know is that Caylee is not with us anymore.” ??Cindy also addressed the MySpace message she wrote 12 days before Caylee was reported missing that said: “My Caylee is missing. She came into my life unexpectedly just as she has left me.” She told McGraw that “Caylee was missing in my heart that day. She wasn’t missing physically … because I thought I knew where she was at.”
The Anthonys testified that hadn’t seen Caylee, who lived with them and Casey, for 31 days, but added that they thought their daughter was keeping her away “out of spite” because they had been arguing about money and Casey’s behavior, not that Caylee had been harmed.
Cindy also berated defense lawyers for suggesting that George buried Caylee after she accidentally drowned in their pool. “George would never put us through those six months of not knowing where Caylee was if he knew.”