Nearly 10 years since her daughter died and sparked a controversial court case that gained national attention, Casey Anthony discussed the prospect of having another baby.
"If I am blessed enough to have another child -- if I'd be dumb enough to bring another kid into this world knowing that there'd be a potential that some jackass, their little snot-nose kid would then say something mean to my kid -- I don't think I could live with that," Anthony told The Associated Press in a series of five interviews released on March 8.
In 2011, Anthony was acquitted for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, whose skeletal remains were found months after the child was reported missing, in a series of bizarre events that remain unclear even now, according to Fox News. Casey has maintained her innocence and told the AP that she still does not know what happened to her daughter.
"Everyone has their theories, I don't know," Casey said, when asked how exactly her daughter died. "As I stand here today, I can't tell you one way or another. The last time I saw my daughter, I believed that she was alive and was going to be OK, and that's what was told to me."
Casey was cleared of all charges of killing her daughter but was convicted of "lying to the cops," which she said people do "every day."
"I'm just one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted that they lied," she said, explaining that she did so because her father, who she has accused of sexually abusing her, was a police officer. "You can read into that what you want to. Here's the problem. Even if I would've told them everything that I eventually told to the psychologist … I firmly believe I would still have been in the same place. Because cops believe other cops. Cops tend to victimize the victims. I've never tried to make myself a victim. I see why I was treated the way I was, even had I been completely truthful."
Casey's father, George, has denied allegations that he sexually abused her and said in a statement to People that his "heart hurts even more now" that she has spoken publicly again.
After years of psychological evaluations that at times put her "in a puddle not being able to talk about it for days afterwards," Casey told the AP she is confident that she will never figure out what happened to her daughter the day she went missing, or how she ended up dead and buried in the woods.
"[Caylee] is still the central part of my life, the central part of my being, always will be," she said.