“Dr. Jan Garavaglia has said her show, “Dr. G: Medical Examiner,” would stay away from the Casey Anthony case.
But Garavaglia, the chief medical examiner for Orange and Osceola counties, has changed her mind. Garavaglia is taping a special about the headline-making case at which she testified.
The special is tentatively titled “The True Story of Caylee Anthony.” It will premiere at 8 p.m. Jan. 1 on TLC and repeat Jan. 6 on Discovery Fit & Health. The series “Dr. G: Medical Examiner” returns with new episodes at 10 p.m. Dec. 30 on Discovery Fit & Health.
Why do the special? “It’s more about my take on the science I was involved in,” Garavaglia said. “I never wanted to think about that case again, but I keep getting asked about it.”
She sees the program as her chance to rebut what was said at trial and clear up some confusion. “I think some of it [the science] got confused in the spin,” she said.
Garavaglia stresses that she is not trying to do anything sensational about the case. “I wanted to do this low-key,” she said. “I’m not making a penny off this show. Anything for this episode will be donated to a children’s charity.”
Anthony was acquitted in July of murder in the 2008 death of her daughter, Caylee.
“They ask my opinion about the verdict, but my opinion doesn’t amount to a hill of beans,” Garavaglia said.
Others taking part in the program include former prosecutor Jeff Ashton, WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer and Amy Pavuk of the Orlando Sentinel.
No one from the defense is in the program. “It’s not about them,” Garavaglia said.”