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."