The Anthony family had troubles long before Casey was charged with murder.
Family dynamics can be difficult, even in the best of circumstances. The family of Casey Anthony, the mom accused of murdering her three-year-old daughter Caylee, is literally being torn apart by the tragedy. Casey's uncle Rick Plesea, in a scathing email exchange with his estranged sister, blasted Cindy for not admitting Casey killed Caylee. Sent on August 21, 2008, Plesea makes reference to Cindy tampering with evidence and tells his sister there is no "nanny" as Casey claims.
Rick: Your granddaughter is dead. There I said it. Wake the hell up sister!! You are not only in denial you're missing your brain. The only thing that God knows is Casey is a liar and you are stupid. Casey knows where Caylee is and when all the evidence is in she will get the death penalty for murder. You have to be a moron for destroying evidence with washing pants that smell like a dead body.
Cindy, ever protective of Casey, responds to her brother the next day:
Cindy: You are the f/n stupid one, there is a sitter. We have people tracking her, the OCSD is not doing their job. There is no case against Casey. The next time you say Caylee is dead I will personally come there and kick your sorry ass all the way to hell. Stay out of my life.
The ugly Anthony family history reveals itself in the rest of the emails. Cindy denies Casey ever stole money from her family -- an allegation that has been proved accurate. In addition to Casey's drama, George Anthony once threw his own father through a glass window. Recent reports also say George has a gambling problem and possibly cheated on Cindy. Add to that the testimony of Casey's ex-fiancee that hints at incest and abuse and Casey's lifelong habit of lying, thievery and possibly murder, and the Anthonys might be the world's most dysfunctional family.
Every family has secrets, but do the Anthonys have more than their share?