Criminal defense attorney Jose Baez spoke about the day Caylee Anthony’s remains were found and described the little girl as his first thought in the morning and last at night. Baez performed what many declared a legal impossibility when he defended Casey Anthony who faced the death penalty for first-degree murder charges stemming from the death of two-year-old Caylee. Though Baez understood he had a job to perform as Casey Anthony’s defense attorney, he described the emotional toll of learning remains were found on Dec. 11, 2008 just a block away from the Anthony family home in his book “Presumed Guilty: Case Anthony: The Inside Story.”
Jose Baez wrote, “I wanted to find a place where I could have a little peace and quiet. I needed time to myself. Caylee had so quickly become a huge part of my life, and I didn’t even know her.” I was instantly overwhelmed with sadness and just needed a little time to compose myself, to say a prayer for the little girl who was my first thought when I woke up in the morning and my last before I went to bed.”
Baez also discussed how Orange County Sheriff’s Officers prevented him from having instant access to Casey and described officials as torturing her, by bringing her for “medical treatment” while they videotaped her. Baez believed the act was a stunt in order to get Anthony to give a videotaped confession. The plan failed and Anthony was ultimately sedated.
Baez stated that he was somber and depressed the day Caylee’s remains were found.
“I hadn’t wanted the six-month-long search to end up with the discovery of Caylee’s dead body, even though I knew that was the likelihood,” Baez continued. “I knew that in order to do my job, I should take my emotions out of it, but I just couldn’t. I was very somber and depressed that day.
Dec. 11, 2008, was a somber day throughout Florida and ultimately the nation as countless mourned the loss of the beautiful, two-year-old girl who had won them over with her sweet version of “You Are My Sunshine.”
The news came as a brutal blow for those who hoped against hope that Caylee truly had been abducted and would be found alive. Do you remember where you were the day Caylee Anthony’s remains were found?
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