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Casey Anthony's parents speak out on murder trial with Dr. Phil

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In this Aug. 3, 2011, image released by CBS Television Distribution, from left, Cindy Anthony and George Anthony, parents of 25-year-old Casey Anthony, are shown during an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw of the “Dr. Phil” show, in Los Angeles. Casey Anthony was found not guilty last July of killing her 2-year-old daughter daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008. The interview, scheduled to air Sept. 12, will examine the public scrutiny they've faced during and following their daughter's murder trial. (AP Photo/CBS Television Distribution)

In this Aug. 3, 2011, image released by CBS Television Distribution, from left, Cindy Anthony and George Anthony, …

Casey Anthony has been hiding in an undisclosed Florida location since she was acquitted in July of murdering her daughter Caylee and was released from jail. But her parents are speaking out for the first time since the trial in a no-restrictions interview with Dr. Phil.

He asks George and Cindy Anthony to explain questionable events from their perspective, like why did Cindy post a message on MySpace that Caylee was missing 12 days before she called 9-1-1, and what did they think was the strong odor coming from Casey's car?

When asked directly about the smell, which prosecutors used as key evidence in their case, Cindy said she didn't know what it was from, while George answered, "Do I want to believe that Caylee was back there? I don't want to believe it, but I'm going by what investigators have told me. All I know is Caylee isn't with us anymore."

Dr. Phil says he did not pay the Anthonys for the interview and instead is making a donation to Caylee's Fund, a charity being created to support grandparents' rights and missing and abused children.


Watch clips from Dr. Phil's interview below:


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