Florida won't seek death for Casey Anthony

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The state of Florida will not seek the death penalty for Casey Anthony, the Orlando mother accused of killing her missing daughter, Caylee, court records show.

Judge refuses gag order in Caylee case

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has denied a prosecutor's request for a gag order in the case of Casey Anthony, the woman charged with killing her missing 3-year-old daughter.
Creepy 'Googling' revealed in Caylee probe

Creepy 'Googling' revealed in Caylee probe

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Newly released documents in Florida's Caylee Anthony case show ominous search words entered on the family computer prior to the child's disappearance.

Forensics expert examines Anthony's car

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. forensic expert Friday inspected evidence from the car belonging to Casey Anthony, 22, who is suspected in the death of her young daughter Caylee.

Volunteer Caylee searchers decamp Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Leaders of a volunteer search effort for missing Florida child Caylee Anthony say they are packing up this week.

Lawyer: No death penalty for Caylee's mom

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Miami lawyer argued in a report that Casey Anthony, a single mother accused of killing her young daughter Caylee, should not face the death penalty.

Mother arraigned in Caylee's death

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Orlando, Fla., say Casey Anthony was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of her missing daughter, Caylee.

Tests in Caylee case look inconclusive

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Lab reports in the case of a missing Florida girl appear not to show conclusively that Caylee Anthony is dead or that her mother killed her, experts said.

Spokesman: We think Caylee is alive

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the lawyers representing the mother of a missing Florida girl Friday denied telling CNN lawyers in the case believe Caylee Anthony is dead.

Casey Anthony arraigned on murder charges

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Florida judge ordered Casey Anthony held without bond Wednesday at her arraignment on murder charges in the disappearance last July of her daughter, Caylee.

Mother indicted in Caylee's death

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The mother of Caylee Anthony was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being indicted in the missing Florida toddler's presumed death, authorities said.

Homicide charges sought for Caylee's mom

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Homicide charges reportedly will be sought against Casey Anthony in the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter Caylee Marie, sources say.

Missing tot's mom named suspect

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony has been named a suspect in the mid-June disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter, Caylee, Florida authorities say.

Caylee's mother target of lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Florida resident Casey Anthony, whose 3-year-old daughter Caylee has been missing for months, ruined another woman's reputation, a lawsuit alleges.

Mother parties while daughter is missing

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Recently released documents show the mother of a Florida toddler was busy leading an active social life while her young daughter was missing.
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Casey Anthony
Casey Anthony walks out of the the Orange County Jail after being released at 12:08 am July 17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Anthony was acquitted in the death of her daughter, Caylee. UPI/Red Huber/Pool

Caylee Marie Anthony (August 9, 2005 – June 16, 2008) was a two-year-old girl reported missing in Orlando, Florida in July 2008, whose remains were found in a wooded area near her home in December 2008. Her 22-year-old mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted of first degree murder, but convicted of lying to police officers, in a televised trial in the summer of 2011 that was described by Time magazine as "the social media trial of the century".

Casey and Caylee lived with George and Cindy Anthony, the maternal grandparents. On July 15, 2008, Caylee was reported missing to 9-1-1 by Cindy, who said she had not seen Caylee for 31 days and that Casey's car smelled like a dead body had been inside of it. She said Casey had given varied explanations as to Caylee's whereabouts and finally admitted that day that she had not seen her daughter for weeks. Casey fabricated various stories, including telling detectives the child had been kidnapped by a fictitious nanny on June 9, and that she had been trying to find her, too frightened to alert the authorities. With the child still missing, Casey was charged with first degree murder in October and plead not guilty. On December 11, Caylee's skeletal remains were found with a blanket inside a trash bag in a wooded area near the family home. Investigative reports and trial testimony altered between duct tape being found near the front of the skull and on the mouth of the skull. The medical examiner mentioned duct tape as one reason she ruled the death a homicide, but officially listed it as "death by undetermined means".

The trial lasted six weeks, from May to July 2011. The prosecution sought the death penalty and alleged Casey murdered her daughter by administering chloroform, then applying duct tape, because she wanted her freedom. The defense team, led by Jose Baez, countered that the child had drowned accidentally in the family's swimming pool on June 16, 2008, and that Casey lied about this and other issues because of a dysfunctional upbringing, which they said included sexual abuse by her father. The defense did not present evidence as to how Caylee died, nor evidence that Casey was sexually abused as a child, but challenged every piece of the prosecution's evidence, calling much of it "fantasy forensics". Casey did not testify during the trial.

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