Mom: Casey Anthony may suffer seizures

Sept. 8, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony's mother said her daughter may have a medical condition that contributed to the 2008 death of her 2-year-old granddaughter Caylee.

A Fox News Channel source said Cindy Anthony made the statement during an interview for the "Dr. Phil Show" that will air Monday, WFOL-TV, Orlando, Fla. reported Thursday.

Cindy Anthony told Dr. Phil McGraw her daughter, Casey, suffered what appeared to be a gran mal seizure in 2005 and may have suffered another one in 2008 while Caylee was dying, the source said.

Gran mal seizures involve a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions.

They are most often caused by epilepsy but can be triggered by other health problems such as low blood pressure or a stroke.

Cindy Anthony pointed to the seizures as evidence Casey had a mental health condition that may have incapacitated her while Caylee was drowning in the family swimming pool, the report said.

Casey was acquitted July 5 of killing Caylee but found guilty of lying to police during the investigation of Caylee's death.

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