In response to recent "Dr. Phil" episodes in which George and Cindy Anthony discussed their theories about how Caylee Anthony died, the Patriot Ledger newspaper in Massachusetts is releasing excerpts below from a book on the verge of release.

In response to recent "Dr. Phil" episodes in which George and Cindy Anthony discussed their theories about how Caylee Anthony died, the Patriot Ledger newspaper in Massachusetts is releasing excerpts below from a book on the verge of release. Download here.


The authors, including Patriot Ledger columnist Wendy Murphy and two medical professionals, Dr. Charles Whitfield and Barbara Whitfield, agreed to share an important chapter from their forthcoming book after hearing George Anthony state on the "Dr. Phil" show that he believes Casey is "responsible" for Caylee's death. Meanwhile, Cindy said she believes Caylee died by accident. George also said he believes Caylee died from an overdose of an unnamed drug, and that Casey had help from others. 


The authors of this new book provide a compelling theory of the case from Caylee's perspective. As experts in child abuse, the authors use their legal and medical knowledge to analyze information the public has never heard before in the hope of giving voice to a murdered child with no opportunity to be heard in a drama that has captured a nation.


Caylee was the subject of an intensive search after she disappeared in June 2008. The toddler’s remains were found months later in a wooded area not far from the Anthony home, where Casey Anthony lived with her parents. The 25-year-old Casey Anthony, who had told police that a fictitious baby sitter had the child, was acquitted of murdering her child. She was convicted, however, of four counts of lying to authorities. She has appealed her convictions.


This shocking new evidence, revealed exclusively in the Patriot Ledger, answers many questions, while raising new ones and revealing more truth about the trial than has ever been released before.


Wendy Murphy is a leading victims rights advocate and nationally recognized television legal analyst. She is an adjunct professor at New England Law in Boston. She can be reached at wmurphy@nesl.edu. Read more of her columns at The Daily Beast.