The Casey Anthony case will be the subject of renewed focus when Dr. Oz interviews two of her former roommates on his Tuesday show. Nathan Lezniewicz and Clint House not only lived with Casey Anthony during the time her two-year-old daughter Caylee disappeared, but they both testified during the Florida mother’s trial. Anthony had faced charges of aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child, first-degree murder, and four charges of lying to law enforcement. If she had been found guilty of first-degree murder, she would have faced the death penalty. On July 5, 2011, after a three-month trial, Casey Anthony was acquitted on the first three, more serious charges and found guilty of lying to law enforcement. To this day, no one knows how Caylee Anthony died at only two years old.
Casey Anthony lived in Orlando, Florida with her parents, George and Cindy Anthony as a young, single mother. Her daughter Caylee Anthony was born on August 9, 2005. Caylee’s father was never identified. On June 16, 2008, two months before Caylee would have turned three, George Anthony stated Caylee and her mother left the home together and Caylee was never seen alive again.
George Anthony stated that he was home the morning of June 16, 2008, and that Casey left the home with her daughter, apparently taking her to her nanny’s before heading to work. Over the course of the next month, Cindy Anthony continued to speak to her daughter on the telephone but was given various excuses as to why she couldn’t speak to her granddaughter. George Anthony’s statement made him the last known person, besides Casey Anthony, to see Caylee alive.
Casey Anthony had told her mother she was staying with a friend in Tampa, Florida due to work-related issues. It was later revealed that during the 31 days when Caylee was missing, Casey Anthony had been living in Orlando, Florida with her boyfriend Tony Lazarro and his roommates (Roy “Clint” House and Nathan Lezniewicz). Tony Lazarro will not appear on the Dr. Oz interview, though he also testified during Casey’s trial. Tony Lazarro became the subject of intense scrutiny when video footage showed Casey and him renting videos from a Blockbuster rental the night of June 16, 2008.
Approximately one month later, on July 15, 2008, and after a series of events that included picking up Casey Anthony’s abandoned vehicle from an impound lot, Casey’s mother Cindy made a series of panicked 911 calls to authorities that culminated in a missing person’s investigation being launched regarding Caylee’s whereabouts. It was later determined that Caylee Anthony had been missing for 31 days before Cindy Anthony called 911.
She not only reported to authorities that her granddaughter was missing but she said the impounded car she and her husband retrieved had a foul odor emanating from the trunk. Cindy Anthony’s 911 call was a crucial piece of evidence in her daughter’s murder trial as she stated, “There’s something’s wrong. I found my daughter’s car today and it smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car.”
During the trial, Casey Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez stated the source of the smell was month-old pizza boxes and trash.
Tony Lazarro, Nathan Lezniewicz, and Clint House testified in court they never saw Caylee Anthony the month Casey was living with them and had assumed she was either with her grandparents or her nanny, Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez or “Zanny” for short. It was later realized that though Casey had claimed to bring Caylee to a nanny since her birth, no nanny named Zenaida existed.
Caylee Anthony’s skeletal remains were discovered on December 11, 2008, abandoned in a wooded area approximately two blocks from the home Casey and Caylee Anthony shared with George and Cindy.
Tomorrow, in an exclusive interview, Casey Anthony’s two former roommates are opening up about the days before and after her daughter Caylee’s death and revealing what Casey Anthony was like at home. pic.twitter.com/B9SxXCpwV9
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) February 13, 2018
On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Oz, Clint House and Nathan Lezniewicz will describe what it was like living with Casey Anthony and go into detail about her demeanor during the 31 days Caylee Anthony was missing.
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