After Casey Anthony was arrested on child neglect charges in the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, she seemed more concerned about getting in touch with her boyfriend,Tony Lazzaro, than she was about the whereabouts of her little girl, according to Investigation Discovery’s Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery. But many people don’t remember that her then-boyfriend had a big role in her trial — he took the stand and testified in the murder trial of little Caylee.
Keep scrolling to find out more about Tony and how he was involved in the case.
Tony and Casey Met On Facebook
Tony Spent A Lot Of Time With Caylee and Casey
Tony said that during one of his first meetings with Caylee, she came over with a book and a teddy bear, according to his testimony footage. They went down to the pool at his apartment complex. He said that Casey was a good mother and she disciplined Caylee when she got too close to the edge of the pool like “any mother would do.”
Caylee also liked to watch the children’s cartoon Dora the Explorer and she could count to 40 in Spanish, which he said was “incredible for her age.”
Tony Was In College While Dating Casey
Originally from Long Island, Tony attended Full Sail University in Orlando for music and graduated in 2009, according to local paper Riverhead News Review. Casey lived with him at his apartment that he shared with roommates during the 31 days that her daughter was missing.
Tony Revealed That Casey Didn’t Seem Worried About Her Daughter
Tony revealed that in the days after her daughter’s disappearance, Casey never appeared upset or sad and she never mentioned anything about it to him.
Casey and Tony Stayed In Touch After Caylee Went Missing
She also texted him the day after she reported her daughter missing and wrote, “If they don’t find her, guess who gets blamed and spends eternity in jail.”
In 2011, Casey was ultimately acquitted of murder and charges of aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. However, she was found guilty on four counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer. She was sentenced to four years in prison — though her time behind bars was lessened due to the three years she’d spent in jail already combined with good behavior — and paid a fine.