Caylee's Grandfather Suicidal?

@anniepa (27121)
United States
January 23, 2009 2:13pm CST
Here's a sad story that adds to what's already been a horrible tragedy for this family. George Anthony of Orlando, FL whose granddaughter Caylee's remains had been found last month near his home and whose daughter, Casey, is in jail charged with first degree murder, went missing and was found at a Daytona Beach motel early this morning with an alleged suicide note. http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=126029&catid=40 He is not listed in stable condition at the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, FL. This is so sad! I can only imagine what these parents/grandparents are going through right now with the loss of their beloved granddaughter and their own daughter in jail charged with her murder! I'm sure there will be speculation now as to why he would consider committing suicide. Some are bound to wonder if he knows more than what he's saying. Any thoughts or comments on this near tragedy within a tragedy? Annie
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@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I have been following this horrific story since day one. I think both parents know more than they are telling. I think there is a possibility that Casey will plead out and not go to trial if they make a deal with her. I just wonder what he knows. These story is better albeit more sad than a soap opera.
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I don't think they knew Casey was out partying while Caylee was missing. I mean, George and Cindy Anthony obviously knew THEY hadn't seen Caylee for a month but they didn't know her mother hadn't either, at least as far as what they've said. Annie
@dodo19 (28558)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Jan 09
It's a really sad story. These types of stories are, I find. Especially when it involves young toddlers. Being an aunt of two young girls, three and one year old, i can't help but being scared for them. I really can't imagine what my life would be like if something like this happened to one or both them. My heart goes out to the family of this little girl.
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@irishidid (8300)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Whenever I see the video of Caylee singing You Are My Sunshine there is no doubt in my mind it was Grandpa that taught her that song. I think what he knows he doesn't want to accept but in the end he will step up and do the right thing, after all, it was his testimony before the grand jury that resulted in the murder charge. How does one come to terms that the granddaughter you love was killed by the daughter you love?
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Irish, I sure don't know how anyone could come to terms with that! This case just breaks my heart on so many levels. I feel the same way about when they show Caylee singing that song. She was such an adorable little girl I can't imagine how anyone could ever want to hurt her. In the beginning I sort of thought (or was it wishful thinking?) Casey had ACCIDENTALLY killed her and then panicked. I don't think it was an accident anymore, needless to say. However, as you said George Anthony still loves his daughter and that's understandable, she IS his flesh and blood. All I know for sure is that nobody deserves to go through what these people are. Annie
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Jan 09
When these things happen we like to place ourselves far from it. We are in awe and horror but at the same time we don't believe these things to be close to home much less one of our own being involved. I think it would bring a person to their breaking point to not only lose a grand daughter but a daughter they cared for as a little girl too. No matter what your child does even though you know it's not so much your fault,there is always a matter of guilt.Well..if I had of done this or had of done that...It really is a sad situation.
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
26 Jan 09
As a mother myself I'm always careful about passing judgment on other parents when their kids "go bad". Sure, sometimes, probably a lot of times, bad children can be traced back to bad parenting but there are loads of great parents who did their very best to raise their kids the right way and they've still had kids who have grown up to do bad things. Casey Anthony has allegedly done the very worst possible thing but I don't think it's fair to place the blame on her parents. However, I know any good parent would feel some guilt, justified or not. As you said, it's just a sad situation all the way around and I can't see how this family will ever heal. Annie
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
24 Jan 09
i have always thought he was more troubled than the grandmother. he was always hesitant to talk & i never thought she wanted him to.she'd but in & answer for him. i don't think he was comfortablr at all w/what she was trlling. it's a sad thing & a sad place for them to be in & i thank god that i'm not them. i hadn't heard this but really am not surprised. bledd his heart.
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I've also sensed that he didn't have the blind faith in his daughter that Cindy seems to have. I think the realization that his daughter may have done such a terrible thing is really tearing him apart, as I can certainly imagine it would. Annie
• United States
24 Jan 09
I can't imagine being in his position and being in that position for as long as they have. I mean, they've been dealing with this for months. They were lied to by their daughter, they are being dragged through the mud by the media, it's terrible. I just hope he realizes that it's not his fault and that things will get better.
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• United States
23 Jan 09
annie great mind think alike. I posted the same link to my discussion. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1881781.aspx?p=1#2_18817007 I hope it is just because the whole situation is too much to bear. I really hope he is not found the implicated in the whole terrible case.
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
24 Jan 09
We really do think totally alike on this! I can imagine as a parent and a grandparent that it must be too much to bear. At least, I don't think I could survive something like this, I really don't. Annie
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
23 Jan 09
It's such a sad story indeed, I just wonder if possibly he knows more than what he is saying. I can understand the loss of a close loved one but, I can honestly say it has never made me think of killing myself. I hope that the police are able to get to the bottom of this soon.
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I hope they get to the bottom of it as well, Zeph. Annie
• United States
24 Jan 09
What a sad story. I just heard about the grandfather. I cannot imagine the mental anguish he is going through - he now knows who his real daughter is. This is just such a sad story. I hope he can get through this.
@busibee (187)
• United States
24 Jan 09
That whole situation is just a nightmare... I didn't want to believe that a young mother would kill her child like that, but the evidence is just too hard to deny. I have been following this case for months now, and listening to the grandparents in interviews not answering questions the way they were asked and constantly changing the subject. It was all very fishy to me.... I think this is either just a way to divert attention off of Kasey or he really had something to do with the murder and now that the body was found he is afraid of going to prison. Either way, it is just a horrible situation, and I pray for that poor little girl. XOXO
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• United States
24 Jan 09
I just heard this on the news and this is just horrible . Has anyone heard how caylee acted when she heard what happened?? Those poor grandparents.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
23 Jan 09
There you go with assumptions again. I suppose he may have suspected that his daughter had an evil trait in her and was worried that she may harm her child. And his fears came to light. Parents often know more about their children then we suspect, but to say that he agreed with or knew and should have prevented the murder of his granddaughter is like taking the blame from his daughter and putting it in his hands. I would suspect that he begged that his daughter let them keep Caylee for a little while long, when he saw that funny look in her eyes, but she refused.
@anniepa (27121)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Suspenseful, what "assumptions" are you assuming I've made here? Dear God, did I say he agreed with what his daughter allegedly did? I'd NEVER say that! I'm a parent and a grandparent and my heart goes out to the George and Cindy Anthony because what they're going through is something I don't think I would survive. YOU'RE the one making assumptions here, not me! Annie
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Very sad story..
• Hong Kong
24 Jan 09
all the breaking news say the same stuff. Like in HK, a drunk driver on a truck hit a taxi with 6 ppl in it. They all die and it was all over tv with ppl even men crying. For me, its just the usual. (no offence tho)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I feel there is more to this than what is reported.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I can't imagine what their family must be going through. I hope the grandfather is okay.