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Is Casey Anthony A Psychopath?

The 25-year-old Florida woman accused of suffocating her two-year-old daughter with duct tape in June 2008 continues to show no emotion towards her dead child during her murder trial. 

The young woman asserts that the child accidentally died in the family’s swimming pool, prompting a cover-up by the family.  Prosecutors say that she is a stone cold killer who took the life of her own child in order to gain personal freedom, placed the girl in the trunk of her car, and drove around as if nothing had happened.  

HLN featured criminal profiler explained to television journalist Nancy Grace that Anthony’s nonchalant mannerisms during vivid descriptions of the child’s death were indicative of psychopathy, a personality disorder characterized by the inability to feel empathy and an innate ability to appear outwardly “normal.”  Psychopaths experience pleasure without shame or remorse from antisocial behavioral.

When Nancy Grace asked how the young woman could remain so calm during the trial, Pat Brown replied, “Well, that`s because you`re a loving mom.  And we`re not talking about you but we`re talking about Casey Anthony who has no love at all for her child because she`s a psychopath.”  She added, “So the only thing that really gets to her is something about her.  So that`s why she`s kind of stone-faced during the stuff about her child, but when somebody is picking on her or, you know, pointing out things about her, then she gets really annoyed and kind of sobby sometimes.”

Pat Brown also said that “She`s a straight-up psychopath, and that`s what Jose Baez is up against. He`s in real bad shape there.”

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  • She told someone that she has always wanted to adopt a baby. Also would like to get pregnant and have a baby. I guess she no longer relates to Cayce. That’s the way psychopath’s act I guess. They can create a new world for themselves. Not only lie to others but to themselves. Is there help for someone like that?

  • Psychopaths are incurable. In fact, therapy only gives a true psychopath more tools with which to manipulate and con. Estimates are that 5 out of 100 people are psychopaths, meaning that in the U.S., there are approximately six million of them living among us. Nine out of ten psychopaths are men. There are female psychopaths, but it’s far more common in men than in women. Only about 20% of psychopaths end up in jail; however, 50% of prisoners convicted of violent crimes in the U.S. are psychopaths.

    There is no treatment for this personality disorder, which in many ways makes sense: how do you give someone a conscience? How do you make someone capable of feeling guilt, remorse, empathy, and love, when their temperament is completely missing these abilities? The media depict psychopaths as people like Hannibal Lecter, but those types are few and far between. Most of us will come into contact with someone who is psychopathic in our lifetimes.

  • They tried to say she has borderline personality disorder, um no…… people with BPD absolutely do not have any of the same traits she does, she is a strait up psychopath . I think this is all nuts. Guess we really are a free country , someone can kill there 2 year old daughter and get off free. What a great way to go & to make our world a better place. Postpartum or Not I don’t care she should not have got away with what she got away with. I can’t believe her, if my daughter died, i would want to die, I would have had the death penalty,she never cared . I hate her. I also think that she is Delusional and a sad piece of life, she gets to walk around, after getting away with what she did. There’s the devil walking around on earth. GREAT.

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