Missing girl's mom faces more charges

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Prosecutors filed more theft charges Friday against the mother of a missing Florida girl.

Casey Anthony gets bail in check case

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A judge has set bond for Casey Anthony, the Florida woman who has become the topic of national headlines since the disappearance of her young daughter.

Mother of missing child charged again

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The mother of a missing Florida girl turned herself in Monday to face unrelated petty theft, check forgery and identity theft charges, authorities said.

Caylee's mom charged with theft

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The mother of a missing Florida girl was charged Thursday with stealing from a friend who had lent her a car.

Chloroform traces reported in Caylee probe

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Traces of chloroform reportedly have been found in the car of the mother of a missing 2-year-old Florida girl, a source says.

Bounty hunter doubts Caylee's relatives

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A bounty hunter promised shocking revelations in the widely publicized case of a missing 3-year-old Florida girl.

Caylee's mom turns down immunity deal

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The mother of missing Orlando, Fla., 3-year-old Caylee Anthony turned down a limited immunity deal, authorities say.

Mother of missing Fla. tot arrested again

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The mother of a missing Florida toddler was led through a cheering crowd in handcuffs Friday night as she was arrested at her parents' house.

Caylee's mom may have bail revoked

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A bounty hunter says he and his colleagues are considering sending Casey Anthony, the mother of a missing Florida girl, back to jail for her own safety.

Police: Anthony's trunk had dead body

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The car trunk of Casey Anthony, mother of missing Florida child Caylee Marie, once held a dead body, police investigators have alleged.

Deputy fired in missing child probe

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An Orange County sheriff's deputy has been fired for lying about his relationship with Casey Anthony, the mother of missing Florida 3-year-old Caylee Anthony.

Could friends have Caylee Anthony?

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The uncle of the California bounty hunter who sprung Casey Anthony from prison says he thinks the Florida woman's missing daughter is safe with friends.

Family: Anthony trying to find Caylee

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Floridian Casey Anthony is working with her family to help find her daughter Caylee, who has been missing since June, her spokesman says.

Caylee's grandfather yells at news media

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The grandfather of missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony screamed at reporters Thursday as he entered the Orange County Jail for a visit with his daughter.

Searches find no trace of missing toddler

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Investigators using dogs searched a wooded area Tuesday near the Florida house where the grandparents of a missing 3-year-old girl live.
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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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