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Casey Anthony deposition claims babysitter was real


Published:   |   Updated: February 27, 2014 at 07:02 AM

ORLANDO – Casey Anthony maintains that a babysitter who her attorney acknowledged was fabricated at her 2011 murder trial was a real person.

Anthony was questioned in a Jan. 23 deposition related to bankruptcy proceedings in Tampa federal court. A transcript of the deposition was filed Tuesday.

Anthony was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. After Caylee disappeared in 2008, Anthony told investigators that a babysitter named Zenaida Gonzalez had kidnapped her.

A Kissimmee woman with the same name has sued Anthony, claiming her reputation has been ruined.

Anthony told Gonzalez’s attorneys that she met the babysitter in 2006 and the woman cared for Caylee once.

Anthony said neither the babysitter nor the woman suing her for defamation did actually kidnap Caylee. She declined to answer questions about why she lied to investigators.

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