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Casey Anthony Letters Include Marriage Proposals, Support, Condemnation

Casey Anthony with Daughter Caylee (Personal Photo)
Casey Anthony with Daughter Caylee (Personal Photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS/AP) Letters of love, lust, support, criticism, and even letters proposing marriage that were sent to Casey Anthony, the jailed Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, were among 5,000 pages of documents released Friday morning by the Florida state attorney's office.

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People from all over the country, including inmates around the nation, wrote to Anthony.

One that stands out is a 2009 letter from her father, George Anthony, asking to visit her in jail.

"It has been too long to not hear your voice call me 'Papa Joe/Dad.' I need," he wrote, "to hear that from you no matter what. Please let Papa Joe come to visit. You are the boss. You can make it happen. So what if the media gets some of it. It will

Casey Anthony with Daughter Caylee (Personal Photo)

be just you and I - and the conversation is under your control."

Some of the letters detail people's experiences with depression, jail, relationships and religion. Many wrote multiple times with intimate detail of their lives.

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Some letters are effusive in their support for the accused murderer.

"I promise you that you will always have me to 'comfort' you. My friendship is unconditional, I will be on your side no matter what. But I do not believe you are responsible. I hope you are proven innocent, because I hate thinking of you all by yourself in jail," wrote a letter signed by Mark LeBlanc of Calgary, Canada. At the bottom it read: "P.S. I send you a BIG HUG to comfort you." Numerous other men offered to "wipe the tears" off Anthony's cheeks.

Men and women made passes at Anthony, referring to her as "sexy" and "princess." Some proposed marriage. "MARRY ME CASEY MARIE. MARRY ME. I will do whatever you need me to do to show you I'm real," read a message signed by Alfred Rego of Dartmouth, Mass.

Caylee Anthony (Personal Photo)

Some even passed along a photo.

"I think I'm one hot single dad. Don't you?" asked a letter signed by Rob Crespo of Melbourne, Fla.

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But not just men have apparently been affected by Anthony's case. "When I have a bad day," said a February 2009 letter signed by Julie Reynolds in Lexington, Ky., "I see your smile, and it changes everything,"

Not all were positive. A letter signed by Carol Grant of Utah was one of the few that did not support Anthony. The message read, "YOU ARE A MONSTER. I hope you rot in hell!!"

Mailroom staff open and inspect all mail for contraband, Orange County jail spokesman James Merkison said. He could not say if Anthony read the letters or wrote back because it's an ongoing case.

The prosecutor's office declined to say if any letters were withheld from the batch released Friday.

Anthony's daughter, Caylee, was reported missing in July 2008, a month after Casey claims to have last seen her daughter. Caylee's remains were found five months later in a wooded area near the Anthony family's east Orange County, Fla. home.

Anthony has pleaded not guilty to murdering Caylee. Her trial is scheduled for May 2011.

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