True Hollywood usually delves in to the lives of famous Hollywood celebrities, but now Casey Anthony is being given the silver screen treatment.
Anthony (25) headlines this year for a criminal trial in which she was acquitted of the 2008 murder of her daughter, Caylee. The toddle went missing Orlando, Florida in July 2008 and her badly decomposed body was recovered months later.
Time magazine called her six-week televised trial “the social media trial of the century.” Tonight, the case which gripped the nation gets the small screen treatment.
Anthony stood trial in Orlando from May 24 until July 5, this year. She was found not guilty of murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child, but guilty of four misdemeanour counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.
Tonight’s one-hour special includes interviews with journalists who were reporting on the case, ex-boyfriends, school friends and her defence lawyers, as well as Zenaida Gonzalez, a woman with the same name as the fake nanny Anthony said had kidnapped her daughter.
Throughout the trial her defence lawyer, Jose Baez, said baby Caylee had drowned in the family swimming pool. That revelation contradicted Anthony’s accounts which she had provided to police, which stated her belief that her daughter had been taken by nanny Zenaida Gonzalez.
The show, E! True Hollywood Story: Casey Anthony, airs tonight at 10pm ET.