Cheney Mason, one of Casey Anthony's lawyers, discussed on Friday the events surrounding the death of two-year-old Caylee Anthony at LawNewz Network with Jesse Weber.
During the interview, Mason noted that Casey blacked out over the details of her daughter Caylee's death.
Asking Mason how it's possible that no one knows after all of these years what really happened to Caylee, Mason replied, "I believe that Casey’s mind, in some dimension, I guess the common word would say ‘snapped.’ She didn’t go crazy by any means — but blackout — completely a blackout — of what went on and what happened.”
Earlier in the interview, Mason detailed that he believed Casey, who was accused — and acquitted — of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and aggravated child abuse — retreated to what he referred to as "Casey World" during the time of her daughter Caylee's death and afterward, to boot.
“Casey, as we established with an expert witness at the end of the trial, grieved and comprehended differently than anyone else what happened. She went into what I call ‘Casey World.’ She shut it out,” Mason explained to Weber.
He added, “She didn’t know what she was doing or what she was saying. She knows she did not do this.”
Mason was adamant that Casey was "close to, bonded to, and loved that child," noting that Caylee lacked for nothing and was never abused.
He added that Casey "snapped" when a testimony from a grief counselor was entered before the court.
“When that testimony came out, I was sitting next to her, and I don’t remember whether I had my arm on her shoulder or was just holding her hand there while that testimony was going on, but she started shaking, and shivering, and she cried," he said. "All the time I’ve known her, and all the times I’ve seen her, I had never seen this. It was clear to me — my personal opinion — that it was the first time she consciously was actually aware that her daughter had died.”
In 2016, private investigator Dominic Casey alleged that Casey paid her lawyer in sexual favors.
The private investigator claimed that Casey's attorney, Baez, hired him onto the case days after the mom was arrested in July 2008.
“Baez had told me that Casey had murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere, and he needed all the help he could get to find the body before anyone else did,” Casey alleged.
Claiming that Baez and Casey had a representation-for-sex agreement, the investigator said that he left Casey's legal team in 2008.
Meter reader Roy Kronk discovered Caylee’s body in the woods near her grandparents’ home December of 2008.
Anthony was convicted of lying to police but was acquitted of murder in 2011. She filed for bankruptcy in 2013.
See the segment in the video below.