Casey Anthony, America’s most-hated mom, allegedly survived an assassination attempt at her Florida safe house.
Casey Anthony‘s bodyguards had to pull her out of the firing line and whisk her to an emergency hideout in the middle of the night before an assassin “put a bullet through her brain”, The National Enquirer reported.
She has been in hiding since she was released from jail following a shock not guilty plea at the murder trial of her daughter Caylee on July 5.
Casey Anthony, 25, was released from jail on July 17 and since then, thousands of hate mail and threatening emails have been pouring in to her lawyers’ offices from all over the world.
Despite efforts by her crack security team to protect her, a hit man allegedly located Casey Anthony’s hideout and stuck a death warrant to her door saying: “I know where you are, I’m coming to put a bullet through your brain.”
The National Enquirer said it was eerily similar to an email threat the 25-year-old’s bodyguards previously received saying: “I want her dead! if she knew where she was I would do it myself!”
The threatening message – which was allegedly pinned to the door – was said to “set off a complete panic” and the security team had to assume that Casey Anthony’s head would be blown off the moment she stepped outside the house.
A source told The National Enquirer: “There are plenty of people who want to kill Casey because they believe she got away with murdering little Caylee.
“Her bodyguards rushed her off in the middle of the night to another safe house a prearranged safe hideout that was available in the event of such an emergency.”
The source said decoy vehicles were also used so the “killer” would not know which one Casey Anthony was in, as they are said to realize how determined her enemies are to kill her and had to take every precaution.
“The fact she is still hidden and still alive is testimony to just how good her team of bodyguards are. They’re the best, but it was a very close call.”
Because of the terms of her probation for cheque fraud, Casey Anthony must stay in Florida for one year and report every month to a probation officer.
This is not the first time her security team have moved her. According to The National Enquirer, Casey Anthony was first hidden on St George Island off the coast of northwest Florida before allegedly being moved to a rural location near Gainsville and a condo in New Smyrna Beach.
Last week it emerged that Casey Anthony’s lawyers tried to persuade her to accept a plea deal towards the end of her murder trial.
Jeff Ashton, a retired prosecutor from the case who revealed all in an explosive new book, said that while Casey Anthony “may have deserved” the death penalty if she had been convicted of killing her two-year-old daughter, he didn’t believe a jury would ever have agreed to the sentence.
Writing in Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony, he said he would have been pleased if the prosecution team had left the punishment off the table.