Casey Anthony's father shook in disbelief when he realized that his daughter was about to be acquitted of any role in the death of his granddaughter, Caylee.
George Anthony said on the "Dr. Phil" show today that he was disappointed by the verdict in his daughter's murder trial.
"I remember I started to shake..I got this deepness feeling in my heart... Then the second charge came through not guilty. I'm like, ok, she'll be in jail for a while" for her role in Caylee's death.
"Then the third one came through for aggravated child abuse [and] nothing... I'm like, oh my God, my daughter is going to walk out of here and I'm never going to know about Caylee," George Anthony told Phil McGraw.
Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder and found guilty of lying to police. She was released from Orange County Jail on July 17.
"I didn't want to see my daughter put to death. I wanted her to be held responsible for my granddaughter and I still do," he said.
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Casey Anthony's mother, Cindy, said that she prayed for her daughter to be acquitted of all charges.
"I was elated when all three of them came not guilty," Cindy Anthony told McGraw.
George Anthony grimaced as he rewatched defense attorney Jose Baez's opening statement that accused him of molesting his daughter.
"That was an extreme low blow," George Anthony said. "I wanted to go and jump over this little railing…and I wanted to confront Mr. Baez…I haven't cared for him from day one."
George Anthony said that he does not believe that Caylee drowned and believes Baez was playing on the emotions of his wife and son, Lee Anthony.
"My whole take is that Cindy's emotional state was played, her heart was played the whole time through Jose, through my daughter," George Anthony said. "I wanted my daughter to have a good defense, but I also didn't want to be played like a fool."
George Anthony previously told McGraw that he believes his daughter overdosed Caylee so that she could go out partying.
Attorney Baez challenged those claims on "The View" today.
"I think it's preposterous and it certainly doesn't surprise me that he's making these statements. Now his recent claim that Casey and someone else may have drugged Caylee, it's sad that he would say that. Caylee died on a Monday afternoon... If you live in Orlando, you know there's not many parties on a Monday afternoon," Baez said.
George Anthony said that he felt Baez turned him into a target to create reasonable doubt in the mind of the jurors. Cindy Anthony told McGraw that Casey Anthony's defense team could have attacked the Anthony family even more, but she believes her daughter made Jose Baez hold back.
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"I think Jose's original intent was to go after both Lee [Casey Anthony's brother] and George during the trial. I believe with all my heart that Casey put a stop to him going after her brother...Watching Casey during some of what Jose was stating about her father..[one could think] she was either crying because it actually happened to her or she was crying because she had to do this to her dad or her defense had to do this to her father," Cindy Anthony said.
"I think she regrets it, but I don't think Jose regrets it..No matter what he did or said he was going to get Casey off and from his standpoint he feels justified, I think it's something Casey is going to have to live with for the rest of her life."
Cindy Anthony told McGraw that if her daughter asked to move back into the family home, it would be a difficult dilemma.
"Lee and I would find a place for her. Whether or not she would physically move into our current home, I don't think that's possible," she said.
She said that Casey Anthony's fractured relationship with George Anthony would prevent the two from living under the same roof.
"I don't think the relationship between Casey and I will be any more than it is right now," George Anthony said.
Cindy Anthony said that she has had indirect communication with her daughter since she was released from jail and that Casey Anthony has relayed to her family that she loves them and when the time is right, they'll have more communication.
"My hope for her is that she does get the therapy that she needs and...I hope at some point she can move on with her life. I would love to see her be happy either in a career or in a family setting. I would love for her to get married if she so chooses," Cindy Anthony said.
Cindy Anthony does not want her daughter to have another child until she gets therapy.
"Casey always wanted to be a good mom. Casey was a good mom and something happened along the way…I don't know if a pregnancy would trigger another instance of something," she said.
Cindy Anthony said that she would even feel comfortable with Casey Anthony babysitting any children that Lee Anthony might have in the future.
"I don't think Casey is evil. I don't think Casey would allow anything to happen especially to another child. I think Casey has suffered the loss of her daughter and is going to have to live with that the rest of her life. I think she would be extra cautious," Cindy Anthony said.