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Was Casey Anthony Competing with Caylee?

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What's it like to hang out with accused murderer Casey Anthony? According to bounty hunter Leonard Padilla's assistant, it's a 24-hour "Casey-a-Thon."

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When you bond someone out of jail for $500,000, you've got to keep close tabs on your "client." So when Leonard Padilla sprung Casey Anthony, charged with the slaying of her daughter, Caylee, he sent his associate Tracy McLaughlin to monitor the Orlando party girl and mother.

What McLaughlin witnessed in the Anthony household was anything but ordinary. In a recording made by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, presided over by and agent from the FBI, McLaughlin tells of a self-obsessed, jubilant Anthony who acted as if McLaughlin's visit was nothing more than a slumber party. 

"It was all about her," says McLaughlin. "She was talking about herself and the news," she said. "She talks about stupid stuff. She wasn't talking about Caylee."

McLaughlin says Casey's room was covered with pictures of Caylee. When McLaughlin told Casey how cute the pictures were, Casey immediately began showing McLaughlin pictures of herself as a baby. "It was competition -- she wanted the limelight ... It was sad."


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14 comments so far | Post a comment now
Leeza September 8, 2009, 3:37 PM

It’s really sad that Caylee didn’t have a Mother that cherished her and adored her with selfless love. Casey has the intellect of a 12 yr. old girl beginning puberty. To Casey, Caylee was her competition,similar to sibling rivalry.Casey wanted to be in charge, like the “big sister” does. Casey was ill equipped emotionally to raise a baby. She couldn’t even take care of herself.She lived off her parents (no job, no income) and stole money from all her trusted friends and closest relatives. God bless Caylee!

Anonymous September 8, 2009, 6:56 PM

She wanted more than being in charge..she wanted to eliminate the competition…Casey is heartless and souless..she should be put to death now..there is no reason to keep monsters like her alive!!

Jan September 8, 2009, 8:13 PM

So well said! Casey wanted to ELIMINATE THE COMPETITION.You hit the nail on the head. I hope the prosecutors read those words here! The jurors need to hear it too.

april September 8, 2009, 8:56 PM

she was not like a big sister big sisters love their little sisters this was hate an jealousy she killed caylee not only to hurt her parents but be the baby of the house she even slept in her mommy’s cuz she couldn’t bare to be alone hear voices did we casey did they say mommy why what i do i only loved you and wanted love in return or no you do not feel those feelings maybe it was i know what you did m i’m coming for you casey i;m takin you with me to hell your new home or no i forgot he is your best friend. maybe it was god he is the one you need to fear he knows all and he sees all he saw what you did to the little angel he loaned to you be afraid casey be very afraid you are going down.

mak September 8, 2009, 9:35 PM

I wish that Leonard’s help sounded a little more professional. She laughs too much … sounds like out of nervousness?

Carlo September 9, 2009, 5:06 AM

Just shut up and execute her.

maggie mae September 9, 2009, 5:24 AM

There is more than one guilty person in this case. Casey as a muderer and George, Cindy and Lee as accomplices to the fact. The three of them are nothing buy liars. They know what happened. By lying for Casey, they are disrespecting their late grandchild, Caylee. How could they???? All four of them are pieces of crap and deserve what they get.

Jillian September 9, 2009, 6:15 AM

I think that the Anthony’s house has such an evil history to it, because of Caylee’s murder and the Anthony’s history of crazy and evil behavior. It reminds me of the documentary haunted house shows where the house and the people living in it are all possessed with evil spirits. I think a priest needs to go over to the Anthony’s house and bless the house, then give Casey and her entire family an excorcism!

Ms Snitch September 9, 2009, 7:26 PM

I do not think that Casey murdered her daughter. I think if law enforcement would handle emergency calls like they should, than this little girl would have been saved on 10/24/09. Instead its now my daughter and I hiding from kidnappers and the mexican mafia. Casey I think you just need to be more honest, and the truth will set you free.

Ms Snitch September 9, 2009, 7:48 PM

mistype above, the date was 10/24/08.

sara September 9, 2009, 8:09 PM

NO one really knows what happened. Except the mother.
To blame the grandparents or brother makes as much sense as blaming your family for your DUI, or whatever else you might have in your closet.

Time will tell. There are just too many people who should never have a child.

LISA September 10, 2009, 4:28 AM

IF YOU DONT THINK CASEY DID THIS BASED ON THE FACTS, THEN YOU REALLY GOT PROBLEMS, BECAUSE NOTHING HAS EVER BEEN MORE OBVIOUS!

Anonymous September 21, 2009, 10:12 PM

Oh boy! I agree with Leeza. There must not have been much time in the life of a devoted nurse, for her own little girl. There was not much time in the life of another devoted nurse, my mother, for another little girl, me. You would not believe how much it hurt to watch this mother of mine shower her affection on my own daughter, when she had always been too busy to pay any attention to me! In some families the parents just seem to need to skip the next generation in terms of positive emotions. They can’t love their kids, or at least one particular child, but they will go totally gaga over their grandchildren. It’s tragic, and it’s sad. I’m not excusing what Caley did, there is no excuse, But her abominable crime may just be the most extreme expression of the anger and hurt one feels when one’s parents cannot love us when we are the children.

Anonymous October 25, 2009, 11:43 PM

If she wanted the limelight it speaks of unfinished business. She may never have gotten that limelight when she was little, a little girl like Caylee.


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