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Casey Anthony tells CNN: "I didn't kill my daughter"

Casey Anthony with daughter Caylee are pictured together. Personal Photo

Casey Anthony on CNN: "I didn't kill my daughter"
Casey Anthony with daughter Caylee
Personal Photo

(CBS/WKMG/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony, who largely dropped out of the public spotlight after her acquittal on charges of killing her 2-year-old daughter, broke her silence by chatting with CNN's Piers Morgan Tuesday night. Anthony insisted she was not responsible for Caylee's death.

Pictures: Casey and Caylee Anthony, Personal Photos

"Obviously, I didn't kill my daughter," said Anthony. "There's nothing in this world I've ever been more proud of - she's my greatest accomplishment."

According to CBS affiliate WKMG, Anthony spoke to Morgan by phone for about 10 minutes. Morgan relayed the conversation and had Anthony's attorney, Cheney Mason, as a guest on his show Tuesday evening.

Anthony was acquitted of murder charges in July 2011, but was found guilty of lying to authorities.

"I didn't trust law enforcement because of my relationship with my father, who is ex-law enforcement," Anthony explained. "In the way that I've come across, it's horrible. It looks absolutely horrible and I'm ashamed in many ways of the person that I was because, even then, that wasn't who I am."

When asked if Anthony might want to have children again, Mason said he thinks she might want to and said she was a committed and loving mother. Prosecutors painted her as a bad mother during the trial, but Anthony said that "party girl" persona was not her.

"I don't drink now, I've probably had a handful of beers since I've been on probation," Anthony told Morgan.

Anthony is currently serving one year of probation on check fraud charges. A civil trial on behalf of Zenaida Gonzalez, the woman who shares a name with the fictitious babysitter Anthony initially claimed had kidnapped her daughter, is slated to start in January 2013.

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  • Edecio Martinez

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