Casey Anthony has a new business and apparently a humorous side.
The infamous mom who beat a 2011 murder charge claiming she killed her daughter, Caylee, has registered a photography business in her native Florida and later joked with a reporter who took pictures of her. Casey has been living in West Palm Beach with Patrick McKenna, the 67-year-old lead investigator for her legal team, but until now has kept a very low profile.
The exact nature of her photography wasn’t reported, but Casey Anthony was spotted around West Palm Beach taking pictures of buildings. She even had a lighthearted exchange with some paparazzi who tracked the very reclusive Anthony down.
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) February 8, 2016
“Make sure you get my good side — I’m working here!” she reportedly told them (via Mail Online).
The news of Casey Anthony’s potential new job comes a few months after a new book was released detailing Casey’s alleged role in her daughter Caylee’s death. In his book, Privilege Waived – Part II, Caylee Marie Anthony, private investigator Dominic Casey claimed that Casey allegedly had Caylee’s body in the trunk of her car for five days before disposing of it. Dominic Casey had been hired by the family to help find Caylee’s body.
— Austin Hunt (@AustinHunt) February 8, 2016
In the book, Dominic Casey claimed that Casey Anthony spent the day of June 16, 2008, researching suffocation methods online and then allegedly “maliciously drowned” Caylee.
Radar Online shared more details from Casey’s book.
“She placed the child in double-bagged black garbage bags prior to placing those into a canvas laundry bag. The private investigator wrote that after the child’s body remained there for nearly a week, ‘body fluids had leaked out from the black garbage bags into the laundry bag, the trunk and onto … Casey’s clothes, her black boots and the white trash bag.'”
“Antony walked by a swamp near a utility easement and tossed the bag containing the child’s remains into a swampy lot, at which point she ‘returned to her car and drove off,’ the private investigator wrote. She then called a friend and complained, ‘It smells like something died in my car.'”
Little is known about Casey Anthony’s life after her acquittal. She disappeared almost entirely from the public eye, and sporadic reports claimed that she was working as a receptionist or holding other small jobs.
An even more bizarre claim emerged in 2014, claiming that Casey Anthony was actually making a living off a group of wealthy men who sent Anthony money that allowed her to party in bars and lounge on the beach without having to work.
A local private eye, Bill Warner, claimed that Anthony was spending time in the small outpost of Siesta Key, Florida, where she had been spotted a few times.
In his blog, Warner wrote the following.
“Casey Anthony supposed sighting in Morton’s Grocery Store Sarasota FL and rumors that she parties and frequents bars on Siesta Key within walking distance to her rental house, her Florida drivers license has expired.”
A source claimed Casey Anthony had “a few benefactors” who had fallen in love with Casey during her trial and “pay for everything.”
It’s not known whether there is any truth to the rumor, but it does seem clear Casey Anthony would likely have a difficult time getting her photography business off the ground without assistance. After news spread of her new endeavor, many fans rallied online, trashing Anthony on Facebook and Twitter, and vowing to flood the business with angry reviews.
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