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George Anthony, Casey Anthony's Father, Says She's Not Welcome Home [UPDATE]

George Anthony Father

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 07/15/11 06:18 PM ET Updated: 09/14/11 06:12 AM ET

Casey Anthony is set to walk out of jail on Sunday, but she won't be walking home.

Her father George Anthony made it clear that his daughter will not be welcome in the family's Orlando home upon her release, according to Fox News.

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In another sign that there's a family feud, George is supporting "Caylee's Law," a petition named for Casey's dead daughter that's gone viral and is under consideration in several states.

More than one million people signed the online petition which would make it illegal to not report a child's death within an hour. Anthony waited 30 days before claiming to authorities that her daughter was missing.

"Caylee's Law will be groundbreaking, and will be up there assisting the Adam Walsh Act, the Lungsford Act, Amber Alert, and many others that are necessary for our children," George Anthony told The Washington Post.

It's no surprise that George isn't welcoming home his daughter with open arms.

Bad blood between Casey and her dad became public while she was on trial. Her defense team alleged that George had sexually abused her.

They didn't stop there, leveling additional charges that he'd had an affair with a volunteer who was searching for Caylee. George also broke down on the stand when the defense questioned him about his 2009 suicide attempt.

UPDATE: ABC News has since amended the original assertion that George Anthony did not want his daughter to return home.

The correction:

ABCNews.com published a story earlier today stating that sources said George Anthony did not want Casey Anthony to return to the family home when she is released from jail. George Anthony's lawyer Mark Lippman has denied that George Anthony made that statement. "George has not expressed his feelings one way or the other. At such a time when he is ready, he will express what he wants to say," Lippman said.


CHECK OUT EVIDENCE FROM THE CASEY ANTHONY TRIAL

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  • "Hot Body" Contest

    Prosecutors look at a photo entered into evidence of Casey Anthony, in the the blue dress, dancing at a "hot body" contest in Orlando. Casey Anthony's former boyfriend and his roommates told jurors that the then-22-year-old mother entered the contest just four days after the date her daughter, Caylee, was last seen alive.

  • "Hot Body" Contest

    Casey Anthony's former boyfriend and his roommates told jurors that the then-22-year-old mother entered the contest just four days after the date her daughter, Caylee, was last seen alive. The roommates said Anthony showed no signs of anxiety or depression.

  • Evidence

    A photograph entered into evidence during day 18 of the Casey Anthony murder trial. The photo is of a tattoo Anthony received on July 2, 2008, while her daughter was missing. Tattoo artist Bobby Williams testified that he gave Anthony the Bella Vita tattoo, which means the good life. "She didn't seem upset about anything ... She seemed pretty happy," Williams testified in court.

  • Evidence

    A photo of Caylee Anthony (left) and her mother Casey Anthony. A prosecution witness used this image to superimpose a photo of Caylee's skull to mark where duct tape found on the remains would have been positioned over Caylee's nose and mouth.

  • Evidence

    A photograph entered into evidence during day 18 of the Casey Anthony murder trial shows a sheet of heart shaped stickers that were found in Casey Anthony's bedroom. According to prosecutors, the stickers are similar to a heart-shaped sticker found on Caylee Anthony's skull.

  • Evidence

    A photograph of a heart-shaped sticker found at the site where Caylee Anthony's remains were found in December 2008. The photo was entered into evidence during day 18 of the Casey Anthony murder trial.

  • Car Driven by Casey Anthony

    Casey Anthony's mother, Cindy Anthony, called 911 on July 15, 2008, after being told by her daughter that Caylee had been missing for 31 days. "There's something wrong. I found my daughter's car today, and it smells like there has been a dead body in the car," Cindy Anthony told the dispatcher. Cindy Anthony, a nurse, testified that she is familiar with the smell of human decomposition and said that the odor in the car "was like something I had never -- it was pretty strong," she said.

  • Car Interior

    Casey Anthony's father, George Anthony, a former police detective, acknowledged in court he had smelled a "pretty strong odor" when he picked up his daughter's car. He testified that he was afraid of what he might find in the trunk of the vehicle and thought, "Please God, don't let this be my Casey or my Caylee [in the trunk]," he testified.

  • Car Driven by Casey Anthony

    Simon Birch, the former manager of Johnson's Wrecker -- the Orlando towing company that impounded Anthony's Pontiac Sunfire on June 30, 2008 roughly two weeks after Caylee Anthony died -- delivered explosive testimony when he described inspecting the vehicle. "It was an odor consistent to what I have smelled in the past when it comes to decomposition," said Birch, who noticed the odor while examining Anthony's car four or five days after it was impounded in the secure lot.

  • Shovel

    An evidence photo at the trial shows a shovel that Casey Anthony allegedly borrowed from neighbor Brian Burner on June 18, 2008. "She said she wanted to borrow a shovel to dig up a bamboo root," Burner testified. The prosecution has suggested that Anthony may have used it in the killing, to conceal the body of her slain daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Shopping

    Surveillance video that shows Casey Anthony shopping during the time period when her daughter Caylee was missing.

  • Casey and Cindy Anthony

    A photo shown by the defense during opening statements at the Orange County Courthouse. The photo shows Casey Anthony with her mother, Cindy Anthony.

  • Casey Anthony and Tony Lazzaro

    A photo entered into evidence shows Casey Anthony and her former boyfriend Tony Lazzaro.

  • Evidence

    Dr. Tim Huntington testifies during the murder trial of Casey Anthony on June 17, 2011. Huntington, a assistant professor of biology from Concordia University, testified the lack of bug evidence -- he only found one blow fly leg when he examined Anthony's car in 2010 -- suggested a body did not decompose inside the trunk. The defense entomologist also pointed to research he conducted in September 2010, in which he put dead pigs into the trunks of cars to observe the decomposition process. During that study, Huntington said blow flies were drawn to the pig soon after death. He also noted there was a large amount of fluid left inside the vehicles by the decomposing pigs. "It is a sticky, greasy, disgusting material," Huntington said. "Once it soaks in there, I'm not sure a professional cleaner could get it out." Such a stain was not found in Anthony's vehicle.

  • Evidence

    Evidence in sealed boxes sit in the courtroom on the opening day of the Casey Anthony trial.

  • Caylee Marie Anthony

    Prosecutors present photos of Caylee Marie Anthony during opening statements.

  • Wrapped Display

    Jim Lucas, defense counsel for Casey Anthony, carries a wrapped display that will be used in court.

  • Visual Examples

    Attorney Jose Baez with the visual examples he used during his opening statements.

  • Blueprint

    A blueprint of the Anthony family home is displayed on a monitor screen.

  • Gas Can

    A photo projected on a monitor shows a gas can belonging to Casey Anthony's father, George Anthony. George Anthony testified that he discovered someone had broken into his shed and stolen two of his gas cans on June 24, 2008. He suspected his daughter was responsible and confronted her about the missing cans. He testified he walked to the back of his daughter's car to open the trunk when she rushed ahead of him. "As I get toward the end of the car, right toward the passenger rear, just where the tail lights stuff is at, Casey opens up the trunk, throws the trunk open, reaches in and grabs the gas cans and says, 'Here's your f---ing gas cans.' She places them down on the ground and slams her trunk," Anthony said on the stand. Afterwards, Anthony "abruptly got into her car and drove away," her father testified.

  • Casey and Caylee Anthony

    A photo of Casey Anthony and her daughter Caylee Anthony that was entered into evidence.

  • Casey and Caylee Anthony

    A photo of Casey Anthony and her daughter Caylee Anthony that was entered into evidence.

  • Trunk Liner

    A photo entered into evidence of the trunk liner from Casey Anthony's Pontiac Sunfire.

  • Doll

    Casey Anthony's 52-year-old mother broke down in tears on the witness stand as she testified about the foul smell in her daughter's vehicle during the sixth day of her 25-year-old daughter's trial. "Casey's purse was on the front seat and Caylee's baby doll, her favorite doll, was in the car seat like it was sitting where Caylee would have sat," Cindy Anthony said, describing the interior of her daughter's Pontiac Sunfire. "Caylee's doll smelled like the car so I took it out," Anthony continued. "I sat the doll down and I went and got a Clorox wipe and I wiped the face and hands. The body was soft and so it smelled pretty bad ... I sprayed Febreze all through the car thinking that might help the odor ... I used pretty much a whole can of Febreze."

  • Jail Call

    A transcript from a telephone call Casey Anthony made to her home while she was in jail.

  • Sworn Statement

    A projection on a courtroom monitor shows a sworn statement given by Casey Anthony.

  • Sworn Statement

    A projection on a courtroom monitor shows a sworn statement given by Casey Anthony.

  • Aerial View of Universal Studios

    A courtroom monitor showing an aerial view of Universal Studios Florida. According to police, Anthony initially claimed to work as an event planner at Universal. Leonard Turtora, assistant manager of loss prevention at Universal testified he was with Anthony and police after her daughter was reported missing. He said after insisting she worked with the company she eventually "put her hands in her back pocket and stated, 'I don't work here.'"

  • Jail Call

    A video entered into evidence shows Lee Anthony, left, talking with his sister Casey.

  • Jail Call

    A monitor in the courtroom shows a video playing that was entered as evidence.

  • Garbage

    A photo entered into evidence of a dumpster at Johnsons' Wrecker, the tow yard where Casey Anthony's vehicle had been stored. Authorities later recovered a trash bag that was previously in Casey Anthony's car. The bag contained a pizza box and other items.

  • Bag of Garbage

    A photo entered as evidence of garbage that was allegedly taken out of Casey Anthony's vehicle and placed into a dumpster at Johnsons' Wrecker, the tow yard where her white Pontiac Sunfire had been stored.

  • Trash

    A photo of the items that were allegedly found inside garbage that was allegedly taken out of Casey Anthony's vehicle and placed into a dumpster at Johnsons' Wrecker.

  • Evidence

    A document presented as evidence during the testimony of Dr. Arpad Vass.

  • Evidence

    Assistant state attorney Jeff Ashton holds a can of air sample evidence. The can allegedly contains the odor from Anthony's car. Arpad Vass from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory testified that there is an "overwhelmingly strong" odor of human decomposition in the can.

  • Cadaver Dog

    A photo entered into evidence shows a police dog in training to detect the order of human remains.

  • Evidence

    A photo entered into evidence is seen on a courtroom monitor during the Casey Anthony trial. The photo is of the Anthony families back yard.

  • Evidence

    Casey Anthony's ex-boyfriend, Ricardo Morales, posted this photo on MySpace. The image is captioned: "Win her over with Chloroform."

  • Evidence

    A photo projected on a courtroom monitor shows details of computer data information.

  • Crime Scene

    A photo taken at the crime scene on Suburban Drive in Orlando, where the remains of Caylee Anthony were found on December 11, 2008.

  • Crime Scene

    At the direction of Judge Belvin Perry, Caylee Anthony's remains have been obscured.

  • Crime Scene

    At the direction of Judge Belvin Perry, Caylee Anthony's remains have been obscured.

  • Crime Scene

    At the direction of Judge Belvin Perry, Caylee Anthony's remains have been obscured.

  • Evidence

    Duct tape found at the crime scene where two-year-old Caylee Anthony's remains were located. Prosecutors allege Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, suffocated her with Duct tape.

  • Evidence

    Photo of a white fabric laundry bag that was found at the crime scene.

  • Evidence

    A photo of a trash bag that was found at the crime scene.

  • Evidence

    Badly rotted child's shorts that were found at the crime scene on Suburban Drive.

  • Evidence

    An image displayed on a courtroom monitor shows a photo entered into evidence in the Casey Anthony trial. The photo on the left shows wording found on a shirt at the crime scene. The photo on the right shows Caylee Anthony with her mother Casey. Caylee is wearing a shirt with the same lettering.

  • Evidence

    The photo shows investigators searching the scene where the remains of Caylee Anthony were found.

  • Evidence

    An image displayed on a courtroom monitor shows a photo entered into evidence. The photo is of two-year-old Caylee Anthony (left) and her mother, 25-year-old Casey Anthony.

  • Evidence

    An image displayed on a courtroom monitor shows a bone entered into evidence.

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