Judge in Casey Anthony Trial Suggests She Killed Her Daughter Accidentally
Ex-Circuit Judge Belvin Perry Jr. said Anthony may have killed Caylee while trying to sedate her with chloroform.
The former Florida judge who presided over the trial of acquitted murder suspect Casey Anthony has posited a theory about the day 2-year-old Caylee died in 2008.
In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, ex-Circuit Judge Belvin Perry Jr. said it's possible the mother was attempting to use chloroform to calm her daughter when things went awry.
Read: Casey Anthony's Lawyer Said She Killed Her Daughter, Claims Former Private Investigator
"There was a possibility that she may have utilized that to keep the baby quiet... and just used too much of it, and the baby died," the former judge told the newspaper Wednesday.
But Perry, who has retired since the televised 2011 trial that captivated audiences worldwide, cautioned that any number of events may have led to the toddler's death.
"That’s just one of the many theories as to how this beautiful young lady tragically met her death," Perry said.
During the trial, defense attorney Jose Baez told jurors that the toddler accidentally drowned in the family pool and that someone else hid the body.
Prosecutors alleged that Anthony used chloroform, then suffocated the child by putting duct tape over her mouth.
Anthony was acquitted at the conclusion of the sensational murder trial. Perry said he thinks it's possible that if jurors believed she'd attempted to sedate Caylee, they would have convicted Anthony of second-degree murder or manslaughter.
Read: Casey Anthony Reportedly 'Bored' With Life, 5 Years After Acquittal in Murder of 2-Year-Old Daughter
Since her trial, Anthony has largely avoided the public eye save for early last month when the 30-year-old was spotted protesting Donald Trump outside his Mar-a-Lago estate near. She is believed to be living in nearby Palm Beach.
Casey reportedly told WPTV that she was there because she is against his policies. She did not appear on camera and did not specify which policies she was against.
Watch: Judge Outraged That Woman Appeared in Court for Sentencing Not Wearing Pants
Trending on Inside Edition
Florida Woman Facing New Charges After Allegedly Asking Inmates to Murder Prime Witness in Her Homicide CaseCrime
Missing Teen Tanvi Marupally, Who Mave Have Feared Deportation, Found Safe After Disappearing in JanuaryHuman Interest
Bryan Kohberger Murder Investigation: Prosecutors Reveal Existence of Internal Probe of OfficerCrime
California Mom Who Was Taken to ER Says Viral 'Bucket Challenge' Is Not Fun and GamesNews
New York Woman Says Her Late Mother's Caretaker Is Now Squatting in Upper East Side ApartmentHuman Interest
Michigan Student Pilot Lands 3rd Solo Flight After Losing Nose Gear With Help From Veteran Pilot on the GroundInspirational