MURDER MOMÂS BIG MISTAKE
In secret conversations with jailhouse pals, Casey Anthony carelessly revealed details about her daughter Caylee’s murder that only the killer would know.
According to bombshell documents released by the Florida State Attorney’s Office in Orlando, Casey’s biggest slip-up came on the day after she learned a meter reader had found a child’s remains near her Orlando home in December 2008.
A chaplain came to give Casey the news and told her that cops were going to do a DNA test to verify that the remains were Caylee.
The next day, Casey had a tear-filled conversation with fellow Orange County Jail inmate Robyn Adams, a rule-breaking privilege facilitated by a friendly corrections officer.
“She just said...the meter reader found (the body) in the woods by her parents’ house...and a baby blanket inside a black garbage bag,” Adams told police. “She was crying, and she was scared, very scared.”
It was a “Sherlock Holmes moment” for police. At the time, Casey couldn’t have known about the garbage bag or the blanket unless she had firsthand knowledge of them.
“The information regarding the baby blanket and the black garbage bag was not made known to the jail chaplain,” lead Detective Yuri Melich noted in a report. “So Casey Anthony had knowledge of items only the suspect, certain law enforcement personnel and certain medical examiner’s personnel knew.”
The fear Casey displayed to inmate Adams was in direct contrast to the lighthearted reaction she had after seeing a news report that searchers were looking for Caylee’s remains in the wrong area, far away from where the body was eventually found.
Casey "kinda giggled," Adams told investigators.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Chris Woehr, who was interviewing Adams, then asked: "Because she knew her daughter was somewhere else?"
"Um hmm...she kinda giggled," Adams repeated.
Corrections Officer Silvia Hernandez, who was later disciplined for allowing Casey's contacts with other inmates, also told police that Casey "knew where the baby was." Casey had told the guard: "They're not looking in the right place...it's right in their face, but they're not looking in the right place."
Caylee's remains were less than a half-mile from the Anthony home.
Casey, 24, faces the death penalty when she goes to trial in May 2011.