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          Behind the Headlines: Caylee Anthony

          December 18, 2008

          UPDATE: Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder and other charges related to her daughter’s death. She was convicted of giving police false information.


          UPDATE: Authorities reported that the remains found near the Anthony property have been identified as Caylee Anthony. Her mother, Casey Anthony, faces charges, including first-degree murder, in the disappearance of her daughter. If convicted, Casey could be sentenced to life in prison.


          Dr. Phil shares his thoughts on this tragic turn of events: 


          I know that I had joined all Americans in hoping and praying that Caylee Anthony would be found alive. Unfortunately, the identification of her remains has confirmed our worst fears. I ask all of our viewers to join me in keeping this precious child in our thoughts and prayers. I hope that the person or persons responsible for this horrible act of violence will be brought to justice.

          Since her disappearance in July 2008, Caylee Anthony’s image has been splashed across magazine covers and TV screens in an effort to find the missing the 3-year-old. America has been riveted by the bizarre twists and turns of this case, including reports of suspicious behavior of the child’s mother, Casey. Despite her continued claims of innocence, Casey was charged with Caylee’s murder. Now, the latest developments in this case may finally solve the mystery. Dr. Phil and his panel of experts probe into a case that has captivated millions.

          A Grim Discovery

          Authorities announced that skeletal remains of a small child were found a quarter of a mile from Caylee’s grandparents’ house, where she often resided with her mother. If the body is Caylee’s, does that mean that Casey is guilty? What took so long to find a body that was so close to the Anthony home? 

          Attorneys Lisa Bloom and Mickey Sherman offer their views on this case. 

          Keeping Hope Alive

          The former spokesperson for George and Cindy Anthony, Michelle Bart, shares how the family is doing. Plus, the Anthonys former attorney, Mark NeJame, explains why he quit working for the family.

          Is there photographic proof that Caylee is still alive? 

          Inside the Anthony Home

          Dr. Phil talks with a witness who was with Casey the day before the grandmother reported Caylee missing. How did Casey respond when he inquired about her daughter? And, reporter Jessica D’Onofrio demonstrates just how close the location of the remains were to the Anthony home. 

          Follow Jessica on her exclusive tour inside the house. 

          Signs of a Killer?

          Forensics expert Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky is a consultant to Casey Anthony’s defense team. He offers insight into what investigators are looking for. And, Dr. Lillian Glass is an expert in body language and says she sees a lot of deception in Casey’s jailhouse phone calls.  

          “The body doesn’t lie.” 

          Get caught up on the Casey Anthony story:

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