- Former defence attorney Jose Baez reveals in new book that there were also suicide searches on Anthony family computer
- He speculates they could have been from Casey Anthony’s father George
- On July 5, 2011, a jury sensationally acquitted Anthony of all three charges which together carried the death penalty
Someone in the Anthony house conducted several suicide-related searches on the family computer, including ‘fool-proof suffocation’ and ‘venturing into the pro-suicide pit’ on the day little Caylee Anthony vanished, Casey Anthony’s defence attorney Jose Baez said.
The attorney revealed in his book entitled Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story, that the searches were conducted around an hour after Casey’s father George Anthony said she left the home.
While last year’s trial famously revealed that the family computer also had searches for ‘chloroform,’ the suicide searches were not revealed, Baez said, because they were discovered after the fact.
He told Good Morning America: ‘I have a hard time believing that law enforcement wouldn’t check the internet history of the day that the child went missing. That would have been bombshell evidence in the trial if it had come out.’
Prosecutors claimed Anthony suffocated Caylee with duct tape so she could spend time with her boyfriend and be free for Orlando’s nightlife.
Baez said during the trial – repeated again in his book – that Caylee accidentally drowned in a family swimming pool and that her father, George Anthony, hid the body. Baez also claimed George Anthony sexually abused his daughter.