Casey Anthony back – in video diary

This still shot from a YouTube video shows Casey Anthony in an apparent video diary made last fall.

Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:55 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:55 a.m.

Casey Anthony, the woman accused and later cleared in the death of her daughter Caylee, resurfaced this week in a post for a video diary she apparently made last fall.


Casey Anthony video diary

The post that is on YouTube and has been aired on television is under five minutes and in black and white. It shows a blond, short-haired Anthony who is wearing glasses talking about having her own computer and starting the diary. She never mentions her daughter or other relatives in the film, only a dog she said she adopted and might include in another video.

Several media outlets were reporting Thursday that Anthony apparently made the video herself in October.

Anthony was accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, who went missing in July 2008 and was found five months later. Acquitted of murder last year after one of the Florida's most high-profile trials, she is now serving a year's probation at an undisclosed location in the state for an unrelated check fraud case.

In the video, Anthony talks about remaining in her current location "at least until the end of February" and having her own belongings.

"It's kind of nice finally being able to say that I have some belongings that are mine that I'll be able to take with me," she says.

Things are getting better for her, Anthony says. "It's just a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven't changed," she says. "The good thing is that things are starting to look up and things are starting to change in a good way. I just hope that things stay good and that they only get better."

The video diary serves as a companion, Anthony says, mentioning that she now has someone to talk to even if she's by herself. She also promises that this video will be the first of many.

On film constantly in the courtroom during her trial, in the diary Anthony says she hates being on camera and that filming herself is "a little scary." But, she adds, "I need to conquer that fear at some point."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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