UPDATE: Casey Anthony’s lawyer, Jose Baez was NOT recently hired by John Laundrie’s parents, Laundrie’s attorney Scott Colander confirmed to Fox News.
The accusation was made in a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal that included Baez’s supposed offer to defend Laundrie if he goes to trial for the 2012 murder of his wife, Melissa Laundrie.
But Colander said, on “Fox & Friends,” that there was no contract, or an offer from Baez. The late attorney’s deceased daughter Jillian Baez, helped her brother Casey Baez with his defense in the murder of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, but Laundrie says he and his wife have not hired Casey Anthony’s lawyer, Jose Baez, despite meeting rumors.
John Laundrie, who was arrested on murder charges in October 2012 for the alleged drowning death of his wife, says he was one of many Americans outraged when Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder in 2011.
Laundrie says Casey Anthony’s own father, George Anthony, who shared a house with his daughter, urged Anthony to leave Florida to avoid public scrutiny. Laundrie said that he never met Anthony and still blames her for Caylee’s death, while his wife died of an apparent accidental drowning.
“After [my wife’s] accident, one of the first times I went back to check on my kid’s room, we couldn’t find a toothpaste container … with the toothpaste on top in the drawer of a closet. You couldn’t believe it,” Laundrie said.
Laundrie told “Fox & Friends” that he believes Anthony is the real killer and that he is convinced there is no evidence pointing to his hands.
Laundrie said that the person responsible for his wife’s death, someone not associated with the Anthony family, has not been identified and has not confessed.
Laundrie said he fully expects that either he or his late wife’s mother, Michelle Wollenski, will be heading to prison for the murder, but he hopes that justice will eventually be served and an arrest will be made.
Laundrie said his family is in counseling and he has been inundated with calls from members of the media who have accused him of filing a false police report on his wife in order to garner sympathy for himself.
Laundrie said he is confident the truth will come out about Melissa Laundrie’s death and he is grateful to the thousands of people who have called him on the phone to offer support.
“It’s overwhelming. It’s a very large, scary, catastrophic loss, but it’s not the end of the world. I’m coping with it,” Laundrie said.
Watch the emotional interview above.
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