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Cindy Anthony Attributes Casey's Erratic Behavior to Seizures on 'Dr. Phil' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 13th 2011 6:05PM
Cindy Anthony explains Casey's behavior on 'Dr. Phil'Casey Anthony's mother Cindy offered a new explanation for her daughter's history of erratic behavior in an interview on 'Dr. Phil' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). She acknowledged that Casey's behavior indicated instability, and said she thought it might have had something to do with the seizures Casey suffered, both before and after her arrest.

Defending her daughter, Cindy said Casey "was an awesome mother." Dr. Phil McGraw disagreed. "Other than the fact that she wasn't providing for her daughter," he said, "she was manufacturing friends, playmates, playdates, nannies, all of those sort of things, which to me, is highly unstable behavior."

Cindy pointed to Casey's seizure in November of 2007 as a possible cause. In answer to Dr. Phil's question, Cindy said that her daughter had been medically evaluated but the tests had turned up nothing. "They kept her in the hospital for three days and worked her up and didn't find anything," she said.

When Dr. Phil reinforced the point that the doctors hadn't found anything wrong, Cindy pointed to Casey's second seizure. "Again, she had that second one when she was home after she had been arrested, when she was out on bail for the first time," she said.

No one had offered this explanation until Cindy Anthony's interview with Dr. Phil, though it was not made entirely clear how the seizure related to Casey's behavior. It merely adds another layer to the tragic mystery.

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Seizures would not cause someone to hide a body in a blanket, in a trash bag, in a wooded area.

People who have seizures should not be further stigmatized by criminals who want to avoid the consequences of their evil behavior.

Shame on Cindy Anthony for saying such an astonishingly irresponsible thing.

September 14 2011 at 4:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What the?!?!?!??! Now she's just making up excuses!

September 13 2011 at 7:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Deborah Taylor

She's been targeted by some really sick people in her community, and I say this because I have been given seizures, had electronic images, pain and voices sent to my ears and head and so has Jared Loughner (the 22 year old man who shot 12 people at "Gabby" Gifford's meet-and-greet at Safeway(!) on January 8, 2011). I had been given electronic torture and sexual molestation for at least 1 year straight at a level that was meant to kill me. I have had so many seizures it has messed up the vertebrae in my neck and my osteoarthritis is now far worse. This has gone on (for me) since 1997 and has followed me from Tampa, Florida to Arizona and it goes wherever I go. These people killed Casey's baby girl. Jared is in prison and is suicidal. This HAS TO STOP.

September 13 2011 at 7:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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