Casey Anthony told a psychiatrist and a psychologist she believed she was drugged at a 2004 party and became pregnant with her daughter, Caylee, in whose death four years later she was tried and acquitted.
“Took two beers, possibly given another drug,” said Dr. Jeffrey Danziger, reading notes of his conversations with Anthony, who was 18 at the time of the party. “Woke up passed out.”
The psychiatrist and William A. Weitz, a psychologist, gave depositions to lawyers in early 2011, but never testified at Anthony’s trial last year.
Anthony, 25, was acquitted last summer of murder charges in the 2008 death of Caylee, 2, but was convicted of four counts of lying to authorities investigating the child’s disappearance. She is living at an undisclosed location in Florida while she serves a one-year probation sentence for her 2010 conviction on check fraud charges.
The depositions were released Wednesday by Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. , who presided over the murder trial. The Orlando Sentinel asked for release of the documents.
Anthony said she did not know who Caylee’s father was, Weitz told attorneys in April 2011. “She felt that she was drugged and that there was a question in her mind that she may have been raped or date raped.”
The woman never considered abortion, Weitz said.
“She was going to have the child, she was going to be a responsible mother, and there were no alternatives in terms of who would parent he child,” Weitz said in the deposition. “Glad that she had Caylee. She immediately had love for her child.”