​Jose Baez, Casey Anthony’s Lawyer, Questions Mental Health In Book

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June 28, 2012

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In “Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story,” Jose Baez goes through the details behind Casey’s mental health issues, the trial and not so finely executed get away.

In the tell-all book the Defense attorney discusses how his client’s mental health issues lead to her habitual lying. In addition, he states in his book that “detectives should have realized Casey had built a ‘fantasy world,’ and her lies were signs of someone with ‘serious mental health issues.'”

When Anthony was released on Jan. 17, 2011, it was like a scene out of a movie, complete with decoy vehicles, protesters, paparazzi, and even helicopters waiting for the big release.

However, what the public did not see is the entire scene through Baez’s eyes, until now.

“As soon as we walked out that door, I heard screams, the way teenagers screamed for Justin Bieber at one of his concerts,” Baez wrote, describing the moment they exited the jail. “I’m certain they were yelling ‘Baby killer’ and the like, but after going from total silence to the sound of insanity, neither one of us could make out a single word they were saying.”

Things did not go as smoothly as they had hoped they would.

“I opened the door, grabbed Casey’s hand, pulled her out, and I was so hopped up with adrenalin, I forgot she was there and slammed the car door on her leg before she could even get out of the car,” he wrote.

‘”Owwwwww,” she yelped,” Baez wrote. “‘Oh, I’m so sorry,’ I said. ‘I’m really sorry.'”