As the nation remains fixated on the daily developments in the George Zimmerman trial, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed a man all too familiar with the glare of the spotlight that comes with trying a case ripe with national scrutiny and obsessive pressure.
Two years ago J. Cheney Mason served as co-counsel in the Casey Anthony trial, helping lead attorney Jose Baez to represent the woman ultimately found not guilty in the murder of her young daughter, Caylee Anthony.
After offering his assessment of the Zimmerman trial – including his strong disagreement at seeing the defendant conduct interviews – on Tuesday Mason offered an update on the status of his former client:
"Casey is still having to live in isolation and in secret. She can't go out in public. There are still morons out there threatening to hurt her, just like there are those from time to time that still threaten me and my family, because we won," revealed the lawyer. "Casey is resilent though. Any woman that can spend three years in solitary confinement, go through the trial that we did, and survive as she has, you got to say she's got some good stock in her."
Noting that Anthony desperately "wants to go on with her life," Mason expressed frustration in having to wait for the day that such a wish is realized:
"The real question is where and when and how. She can't go out in public now, and it's been two years, two years ago this week."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with J. Cheney Mason, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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