Casey Anthony documentary accused of enabling killer

Peacock, an online streaming service, recently released a docuseries titled “Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies.”  Its single season consists of three episodes, and the description claims the docuseries “offers a jaw-dropping new perspective on the untimely death of 2-year-old Caylee” by letting Casey Anthony share her story.

In December 2008, police discovered the body of two-year-old Caylee Anthony — months after being reported missing by her grandmother. Her mother, Casey Anthony, was believed to be the prime suspect, because even after not seeing her daughter for weeks, she did not report her missing to authorities.

Casey Anthony proceeded to tell police a number of lies about her involvement in the disappearance and death of her daughter, including claiming that she was kidnapped by a nanny and that she accidentally drowned. These lies, as well as evidence found on Caylee’s body, led police to charge Anthony with murder.

The charges against Anthony consisted of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child and providing false information to law enforcement. It is shocking that a child neglect charge was not added considering Caylee was missing for so long. Anthony continued to stick to her story and pleaded not guilty. It was obvious that she was involved, but unfortunately, there was no concrete evidence.

Police believed that Anthony killed Caylee to be free of being a mother, as she was only 22 years old at the time of the murder. Young and selfish, Anthony took the life of her own child in order to live her own life, and she got away with it.

Anthony was only found guilty of providing false information to law enforcement, for which she served time but was quickly released in 2011, just three years after Caylee’s death. This entire case could be its own article, but the issue that strikes us here in 2022 is a documentary starring Anthony.

Upon the release of Anthony’s documentary, people were outraged, and rightfully so. Why are we giving this woman a platform? Why are we allowing her to make money off of her heinous crime? My father, a retired lieutenant detective, had a lot to say about this. In his professional opinion, Anthony is definitely guilty, and he thinks very lowly of her. When I told him about the series and how Anthony would be making a profit off of her daughter’s death, he said something that really stuck with me: “Something that her daughter will never be able to do.”

Poor Caylee was only two years old and had a whole life ahead of her, and here is the woman who took it from her, getting her own show. She is once again in the public eye and trending on many platforms such as Twitter. User Pete_Chi_Fan tweeted, “Just a reminder that absolutely NOBODY needs to watch that Casey Anthony documentary. Do NOT let that murderer get rich off this.”

It is not only angering that Anthony is getting to “speak her truth,” which is of course a bunch of lies, but that a streaming service actually thought that this was a good idea. Ali Danielson, another Twitter user, stated that she is “convinced Peacock released [the] Casey Anthony docu[mentary] just to reunite us all… because if we can all agree on anything, it’s that she is a liar and got away with murder.”

I am glad the Twitter community agrees, but disturbed by the fact that some might watch this documentary and think that Anthony is telling the truth. People have become so gullible these days, believing most of what they watch and read on the internet. Not only does this scare me but infuriates me knowing that their views on the documentary will be funding Anthony’s outings.

A few months ago, Anthony was spotted dancing on stage all dressed up and having the time of her life at a Steel Panther concert, completely carefree. But in her new documentary, she claims that everyday is so hard and she does not know what a “good sleep” feels like anymore.

This woman’s life revolves around lies, and she does not deserve to have this platform. I ask that no one watches this documentary so that we can stop this awful woman from gaining any more money or attention. I hope that Caylee Anthony rests in peace, and instead of focusing on her mother, we should focus on her beautiful soul that was taken far too soon.

Photo courtesy of Bstodd00, Wikipedia.