Casey Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez discussed his reaction to the public outrage surrounding the verdict with Geraldo Rivera.
“We need to start respecting the jury verdict and decisions that the juries make,” Baez said in an exclusive interview Sunday with Geraldo Rivera on Fox News’ “Geraldo at Large.”
The interview was just one day after Casey Anthony was released from an Orange County, Florida jail after being acquitted of murder in the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee.
Where is Casey Anthony now? Anthony’s whereabouts are still unknown, except to a select few – including her attorneys.
Anthony’s attorney Cheney Mason told NBC’s Today Show on Monday that he’s confident in Anthony’s safety but gave no clues as to her location.
“She’s gone, she’s safe and elaborate plans had to be made to keep the people away from her,” Mason said.
“Her life is going to be very difficult for a very long time as long as there are so many people of the lynch-mob mentality.”
In response to a question about whether Anthony planned to cash in on her fame, Baez told Fox News that she has “certain rights as an individual in this country.” Attorneys planned to handle Anthony’s affairs in a “dignified manner,” he said.
“If she decides she wants to speak publicly about it, she’ll make that decision,” he said.
“Pundits and media personalities have no right to try and alter the life of any individual because of what they think may or may not have happened,” added Baez.