Casey Anthony may have gotten her lies from some unlikely sources.
Maybe, if things had gone differently, Casey Anthony would've been a writer -- she certainly knows how to tell a story. And she enjoys her television shows -- particularly, so it seems, "One Tree Hill." According to reports, her explanation of how her daughter disappeared could have been inspired by the popular show.
Apparently, while searching for the terms "chloroform," "neck breaking" and "shovels" back in March, she also Googled for info on the 100th episode of the CW drama series. The episode's plot line features a 5-year-old child kidnapped by a nanny and subsequently rescued by his grandfather. Could it be that Casey took this plot line and created a fictitious woman named Zenaida Gonzalez then claimed "Zanny the Nanny" is responsible for the disapearance of her daughter? If so, the relevance of One Tree Hill combined with the other Google searches could point to a premeditation in the murder of Caylee. Check out a partial transcript of the show.
It's chilling how Casey Anthony -- from the moment she announced Caylee was missing -- has been able to stick to her story. "Sociopaths look for a plausible explanation and run with it," says New York Times bestselling crime writer Gregg Olsen. "I'm sure that they use TV, the Internet, and whatever media they can dredge up to find their inspiration. It's all about the lie and never backing down. They know they need a story to go along with whatever they've done."
Lying is second nature to sociopaths. In "Without Conscience," Dr. Robert Hare says that "lying, deceiving and manipulation are natural talents for psychopaths. When caught in a lie or challenged by the truth, they are seldom perplexed or embarrassed -- they simply change their stories or attempt to rework the facts so that they appear to be consistent with the lie."