ORLANDO — Casey Anthony's parents offered differing views in a television interview with Dr. Phil host Phil McGraw about how they think their 2-year-old granddaughter died in 2008.
Cindy Anthony said she believes that Caylee Anthony drowned, while her husband George Anthony was adamant that the toddler died by other means and that his daughter Casey Anthony had more intricate knowledge about how it happened.
Anthony's parents shared their opinions during the second part of an interview with McGraw that aired Wednesday. They spoke with McGraw for a lengthy, taped interview over a two-day period recently. A portion of the interview devoted to Casey Anthony's murder trial will also be shown later this month.
A message left by the Associated Press with one of Casey Anthony's attorneys, Jose Baez, was not immediately returned.
George Anthony said he thinks Casey may have accidently drugged his granddaughter and she tried to cover it up. Cindy Anthony said she does think Casey did know where her toddler was buried and may have had help placing her body there.
"If Casey is watching this someday — Yes, I think she's responsible for Caylee not being here," George Anthony said.
"I think (Casey) was there and she probably had some help," George Anthony told McGraw.
Cindy Anthony also told McGraw that she prayed nightly during the past three years that if Casey was somehow responsible for Caylee's death that she'd go to jail.
She said the fact that her daughter was acquitted tells her she wasn't at fault.
"When that verdict came in and Casey was found not guilty, I got my answer," Cindy Anthony said "… I'm not going to be her judge and jury. God is her judge, and he set her free."