Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dr. Drew weighs in on Cindy, George Anthony interview with Dr. Phil (videos)

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Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate
On September 12, 2011, Dr. Drew spoke with criminal defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh regarding the first post trial interview between Cindy and George Anthony with Dr. Phil. Dr. Drew asked if the family was continuing to cover up for Casey with their behavior and some of their statements. During the interview, Dr. Phil asked Cindy and George Anthony if they believed Caylee’s body was in the trunk of Casey’s car. Cindy Anthony answered, “Truthfully, to this day, I don`t know, to be honest.”

George Anthony replied, “Do I want to believe Caylee was back there, I don`t want to believe it. But, I`m going by what investigators have told me. All I know is Caylee is not with us anymore. I know that. I know that.”

Speaking to Mark Eiglarsh, Dr. Drew asked, “Mark, listening to the couple for first time after the trial, do you think they know or didn`t they know that something fishy was going on?”

Eiglarsh commented, “Well, of course, Dr. Drew. I`m not a parent of a suspect for murder, and I don`t know how I would act under those circumstances. Thank God, I`m not. But, clearly, they knew there was a dead body in that car. There was no doubt. Obviously, once it became clear that the daughter was facing the death penalty, either consciously or subconsciously, something happened to their psychology.”

Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey AnthonyDr. Drew then brought up claims suggested by Cindy that Casey may have been suffering from some sort of postpartum disorder or Grand Mal Seizures. “In the interview with Dr. Phil, the Anthonys claim that Casey may have had a seizure while Caylee was swimming and then drowned, so perhaps, she couldn`t have saved her daughter. They also say that the seizure disorder prevented her from sorting fact from fiction and is the reason she perpetually lied. Now, they were asked that the day the 911 calls were made, she`s being cuffed in the driveway when she`s in the home.

“She knows that Caylee is gone, and Cindy replies to this was simply, yes. Then, Dr. Phil continues and he says, and she continued to lie, and George responds she continued to lie.

“Mark, this theory that she had some sort of organic brain syndrome, I want you to know that I have had many of my colleague experts e-mail me and send me documentation of similar cases of people with generalized seizure disorders, with various sorts of frontal lobe and temporal lobe dysfunctions, and even those with fictitious disorders, fictitious seizure disorders that have this sort of chronic lying where they seem to not be able to tell fact from fiction.

“Even though that`s a possibility or possible explanation here, my first question to you is, isn`t this just another excuse for Casey?”

Mark Eiglarsh responded, “I would say yes. I also would say really, who cares at this point. I mean, I really feel that way. In other words, they`re free to offer what they want. I don`t wish them ill will at all.
“I met Cindy on the street. She seemed like a nice gal who, obviously, didn`t ask for all of this to happen, but at this point, the best reason why she would lie is because she somehow, whether it`d be an accident or intentionally, had something to do with her daughter`s tragic death.

“So, to suggest that there`s some abnormality to me means nothing, but ultimately, she had something to do with it, however, you want to look at these facts. That`s the reason for the lies.”

Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony: A Psychological PortraitDr. Drew continued, “Yes. I agree with you, Mark. My question is sort of twofold. If, indeed, there was a neuropsyiobiological problem that was bona fide, why didn`t the defense dig into that a little bit or why didn`t we have some -- remember, the psychiatrist that saw her and said there was no evidence of any of this stuff, maybe a little -- we heard a little bit of sort of narcissistic personality disorder, but nothing else from the psychiatrist who evaluated her. That`s number one.

“And then number two, if Casey`s parents knew she was this impaired, why did they let her take care of her kid?”

Eiglarsh answered, “I got you. All right. But again, the defense`s job was to somehow come up with a scenario, either based on the truth or very loosely based on the truth or possibly manufactured to walk their client out the door. That was their job. To suggest to the jury that the lies were become some of abnormality, I don`t know if that`s going to pass the smell test with anybody.

“So, why put it up there? It was much easier for them to point the finger at dad and make all of these outrageous claims.”

Watch George and Cindy Anthony interview on Dr. Phil (videos)

Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey AnthonyIt's been a long time since George and Cindy Anthony sat for an interview, but on September 12, 2011, the first part of their interview with Dr. Phil McGraw aired.  To call the interview controversial is an understatement to say the least.  Some have accused Dr. Phil of practicing very low tactics in order to gain viewers, while others protest on the belief that the Anthony's will pocket some of the $500,000 set to go to the "Caylee Foundation."

Others have commented that the Anthony's really haven't had anything "new" to say- but that may not entirely be true.  Cindy Anthony revealed some whoppers during the interview such as she believed Casey may have suffered from some sort of hormonal or psychiatric condition- though she didn't say whether she believes this would explain Casey murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee and putting her body in the trunk of her vehicle, driving her around for days before leaving her like garbage off of Suburban Drive, or if she thought it would explain her behavior after Caylee's death.

Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony: A Psychological PortraitI won't give you too many spoilers as you can see the video below for yourself.  Come join our conversation on Facebook where we are discussing the show and stay tuned as part two will air today.