Casey Anthony's Parents in Hiding

Death threats against George, Cindy under investigation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2011 10:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – George and Cindy Anthony received death threats after daughter Casey's surprise acquittal yesterday, and subsequently have gone into hiding, Radar reports. Their attorney, Mark Lippman, said the Internet-based threats are under investigation. In a statement, the Anthonys said yesterday that the family "may never know what happened to Caylee Marie Anthony," but that "the jury made a fair decision." They also decried Casey's defense—that her father sexually molested her as a child and then helped to cover up her own daughter's accidental death—as "baseless."

Lippman also noted in an appearance on Good Morning America that the Anthonys were "shocked" at the acquittal since prosecutors "did a fantastic job," but he wouldn't say whether they think their daughter is guilty. They were hoping to get "some sliver of truth" from Casey during the trial, he added, but she did not testify. What happens now? According to Radar, Lippman says it's too early to know if Casey will be welcomed back into the family fold. The Anthonys have not talked to their daughter since before her trial began, the AP notes. (And a juror finally speaks. Click to read why the verdict made her "sick.")

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