By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY
Casey Anthony, who largely dropped out of sight after her acquittal on charges of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, has broken her silence, telling CNN's Piers Morgan that a Florida jury got it right.
"Obviously I didn't kill my daughter," Anthony said, according to Morgan, who recounted their 10-minute conversation on Piers Morgan Tonight.
"If anything, there's nothing in this world l've ever been more proud of, and there's no one I loved more than my daughter. She's my greatest accomplishment," Anthony said, according to Morgan.
"I'm ashamed in many ways of the person that I was," she told Morgan, reflecting on past interviews. "Even then, that wasn't who I am.
"I'm 26 now, and I've gone through hell," she told him.
Caylee went missing in 2008, but her mother did not report it for a month. When the girl's body was found five months later, Anthony was charged with murder.
Although acquitted of murder, she was convicted of lying to authorities. Anthony was released from jail last July after being given credit for time served.
Morgan reports that Anthony also decried her public image, saying she has "never been a party girl."
"The caricature of me that is out there, it couldn't be further from the truth," she told Morgan.