Anthony Case Inspires Merchandise Bonanza

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2009 3:52 PM CDT
Casey Anthony.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Casey Anthony murder case has inspired a bevy of profiteers hawking everything from “Caylee Sunshine” dolls to “CASEY ANTHONY=DEATH PENALTY” bumper stickers, the Orlando Sentinel reports. “There’s a long history of people being interested in high-profile murder cases and other people trying to make a buck off the situation,” one scholar said. A Casey Anthony voodoo-doll operation had limited success before eBay pulled the plug.

“She cannot defend herself,” Anthony’s attorney said. “God forbid the people who buy and sell these shirts find themselves accused of a crime they did not commit.” Not everyone appears to be out for a buck; the makers of the “Caylee Sunshine” doll say all profits go to charity. Selling the story is another matter—both NBC and ABC have paid undisclosed sums to unidentified people for the use of Anthony family photos and video.