The parents of acquitted murderer Casey Anthony are headed back to court — but this time George and Cindy Anthony are facing a foreclosure lawsuit and may lose the home where their late granddaughter Caylee was last seen alive. The couple tried to mediate with the bank in their hometown in Florida but failed.
George and Cindy currently owe $130,000 on the property and are scheduled to appear in front of a judge on August 10, according to court documents obtained by Radar Online. Their home played a crucial role in Casey’s murder trial, as her defense attorney Jose Baez claimed the two-year-old drowned in the family’s swimming pool and that Casey’s father George found the body and helped dispose of it.
“How in the world can a mother wait 30 days before ever reporting her child missing? That’s insane, that’s bizarre,” Jose said in his opening statements, according to ABC News. “The answer is actually relatively simple. She never was missing. Caylee Anthony died on June 16, 2008 when she drowned in her family’s swimming pool.”
However, Casey’s parents have denied the “drowning theory,” with George saying, “That’s a bunch of bull to me. That’s too easy of a story to bring up ‘cause if that would’ve happened, I think my daughter would’ve at least had the common decency or common sense inside to call 911 and say something. That’s a bunch of crap.”
More recently, George and Cindy opened up about their granddaughter Caylee on the 10th anniversary of her death. “I was the first one to hold her and I felt kind of guilty doing that, but oh my gosh I just melted when she handed me Caylee,” Cindy shared. “Caylee reminded me a lot of Casey and I think that’s where my attachment to her was, it was just like reliving having Casey again.”
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