For just under $1 million, one clearly determined eBay bidder has secured what an online ad termed “possibly the most frightening mask on the planet” – of Casey Anthony.
Anthony, 25, was found not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee by a Florida jury earlier this month.
Caylee’s skeletal remains were found in a swamp about six months after she disappeared. No cause of death was ever established.
Anthony was convicted of lying to police investigating the young child’s disappearance and sentenced to four one-year sentences.
The three years she spent in jail before her trial will go towards that sentence.
Following her acquittal, Casey Anthony was escorted from a Florida jail by an armed guard after her defense attorney said he had received death threats directed at Anthony.
The latex mask bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anthony is one of nine created for a parody video, and it generated 105 bids before the auction deadline closed Wednesday.
The seller described the mask as “one of the best Halloween masks I've ever seen”.
This one is in excellent condition and it is numbered 6 of 9. I kept one for myself because I know these will be priceless. A significant piece of crime history. No matter what your opinion of the trial is, this is still one heck of a conversation piece.
The winning bidder pledged to pay $999,900 for the item.