Casey Anthony will finally be forced to answer to a court about the disappearance of her daughter Caylee.
While Casey went to trial and was acquitted of killing Caylee, she did not answer questions under oath about her daughter’s disappearance.
But now Casey Anthony is due to return to court after Zenaida Gonzalez filed a defamation suit against Anthony. In 2008, Casey told investigators that her daughter was kidnapped by a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, but detectives said the sitter never existed. Caylee’s body was found six months after she was last seen alive.
When the case goes to trial next month, Casey will be forced to answer questions about Caylee’s death, said Gonzalez’s attorney Matt Morgan.
“Casey Anthony will not be permitted to plead the Fifth as her appeals have now been resolved,” Morgan said.. “We look forward to getting answers to the questions we have had for a very long time.”
Gonzalez says her life was ruined by the allegation Casey made against her.
A judge must first decide if the case will be discharged or if it will got forward. Morgan said he believes it will because Anthony committed a calculated act against his client.
“We believe that it’s not because it was an intentional act and the judge will make a final decision,” said Morgan. “We hope it’s going to reveal the truth of what happened and how Zenaida got drug into the circus in the first place.”
Legal analyst Mark NeJame said he believes Casey Anthony’s deposition will finally let the public know exactly what happened to Caylee.
“I’ve always believed this is pre-meditated, first-degree murder,” said NeJame. “How she weaved the set of facts into Zenaida Gonzalez being the nanny is relevant because all of that would be a part of the parcel of the apparent lie that was told.”
NeJame said it will be a difficult situation for Casey. If she tells the truth she will likely have to admit to murder, but if she lies then she will face legal consequences, NeJame believes.
It will also be one of the first public appearances for Casey Anthony since the end of her trial. She has spent most of the past few years in hiding.