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Casey Anthony May Have Killed Daughter Caylee By Accident, Judge Says

Mar. 2 2017, Published 3:04 p.m. ET

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Casey Anthony may have killed daughter Caylee by accident when she tried to "quiet the toddler" with chloroform, former Circuit Judge Belvin Perry Jr. suggested, according to a new report.

Perry, who presided over the 2011 trial, called it a theory that may have locked her away for second-degree murder or manslaughter, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

As Radar readers know, Anthony was acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter back in 2011. Since then, the shamed mother has been living a quiet life in Florida.

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In a phone interview on Wednesday, now-retired Perry revealed that evidence showed Anthony had searched chloroform online as a sedative, noting that surgeons previously used the substance as an anesthetic during procedures.

He stressed that that was just one of several theories about what may have happened to Caylee.

“There was a possibility that she may have utilized that to keep the baby quiet . . .and just used too much of it, and the baby died,” he said. “That’s just one of the many theories as to how this beautiful young lady Caylee tragically met her death.”

"As I’ve expressed, the only person that really knows what happened was Casey," Perry added.

Anthony's defense argued that the 30-year-old's daughter accidentally drowned in the family's pool and that someone else hid the body, while prosecutors insisted she used chloroform to put Caylee to sleep before suffocating her with duct tape.

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