This Week In Terrible, Awful People: Catching Up With Casey Anthony And Joran Van Der Sloot
Well, America, if you are yearning to know what happened to Casey Anthony, the mother acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter, or Joran Van der Sloot, the convicted murderer who was also the chief suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, there are updates.
Three years ago, a Florida jury found Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter, Caylee, with chloroform and duct tape.
She now complains that she lives the life of a prisoner in her own home, reports the Daily Mail.
Police discovered the gruesome remains of Caylee five months after the little girl disappeared.
One of Anthony’s attorneys, Cheney Mason, became friends with the then-alleged murderer.
The two remain close.
Mason, who cares so much he has published a book about Anthony’s plight, now complains that Anthony remains so frightened that she very rarely leaves her home — which is in an undisclosed location because America detests her.
Anthony rarely speaks to her mother. Her father won’t speak to her at all, likely due to the fact that her attorneys opened her trial defense by suggesting that the dad had sexually abused his client.
In an interview with CNN, Mason’s wife Shirley called herself “a cross between a friend, a mother, but not a mother” for Anthony, 28.
Anthony, who ended up convicted of four minor charges, is “unable to live like a free woman,” Mason bleated in the CNN interview.
“She has to live constantly on guard. She can’t go out in public,” he said.
“She can’t go to a beauty parlor. She can’t go shopping to a department store. She can’t go to a restaurant. She can’t even go to McDonald’s.”
Mason insisted that Anthony did not kill her defenseless daughter.
“I also know she’s very saddened by her loss and she will never forget her daughter Caylee, ever,” he said.
Meanwhile, Van der Sloot is currently sitting in a high-security prison in Lima, Peru for strangling 21-year-old Peruvian business student Stephany Flores to death.
The Dutch national copped a guilty plea and was sentenced to 28 years of incarceration.
Despite his confinement in a South American slammer, Van der Sloot is arguably faring better than Anthony. He has met another Peruvian woman and fallen hopelessly in love.
He got his new girlfriend, Leidy Figueroa, pregnant thanks to Peru’s generous conjugal visitation policies. She will give birth in a few months.
The two lovebirds met by chance because Figueroa was working in the prison as a vendor of cigarettes and candy, reports the New York Daily News.
Van der Sloot, 26, and Figueroa, 24, tied the knot on Friday.
In May, the bride proclaimed that her then-fiancé is “a new person,” according to the Daily News.
Van der Sloot remains on the radar of the U.S. federal government for his possible role in the disappearance of Holloway in Aruba in 2005.
The Peruvian government has agreed to extradite Van der Sloot to the United States whenever he is discharged from prison over extortion charges – but not murder charges – related to the Holloway case.
Holloway was last seen with Van der Sloot and another male.
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