Casey Anthony judge speaks up on Today Show

NEW YORK – The Casey Anthony trial was thrust back into the national spotlight on Monday as Belvin Perry, the judge who presided over the Florida murder trial, broke his silence.

Two years after jury selection began in the trial, Perry appeared on the Today Show Monday.

“There were two sides to Casey Anthony,” he told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Monday in an exclusive interview. “There was the side that was before the jury, where she portrayed the role of a mother who had lost a child, someone who was wrongfully accused, and then you could notice the change and transformation in her when the jury went out.

“She was very commanding, she took charge of different things, and you could see her sometimes scolding her attorneys.”

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