Casey Anthony files for bankruptcy

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony said filing for bankruptcy in Orlando, Fla., "is the next step towards closure" in the high-profile death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Casey Anthony gets 2 convictions dropped

Casey Anthony gets 2 convictions dropped

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony should only have been convicted of two counts of giving false information to police, not four, a Florida appeals court ruled Friday.

Fla. police use driver database to snoop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Some Florida police officers have been using the state's driver information database to check out celebrities, relatives and others, investigators say.

Casey Anthony's lawyers appeal convictions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony's attorneys were in a Daytona Beach, Fla., court to persuade an appellate judge panel to throw out her misdemeanor convictions.

Detective in Zimmerman case hires lawyer

SANFORD, Fla., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Policeman Chris Serino, involved in the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Sanford, Fla., has hired a noted trial lawyer to represent him in future proceedings.
Date set for Casey Anthony lying appeal

Date set for Casey Anthony lying appeal

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony's convictions for lying to Florida authorities about her missing daughter Caylee will go before an appeals court in January, her lawyers say.
Kilpatrick prosecutors hire jury adviser

Kilpatrick prosecutors hire jury adviser

DETROIT, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A jury expert with experience in high-profile cases has been hired by prosecutors for the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Online sleuths pore over Zimmerman case

STANFORD, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A growing number of citizens across the country say they're doing hours of independent research on the case against Florida shooting suspect George Zimmerman.

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Casey Anthony defends her image

Casey Anthony defends her image

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony, acquitted last year in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in Florida, says she was rightly found not guilty.
Casey Anthony appeals 4 misdemeanor convictions

Casey Anthony appeals 4 misdemeanor convictions

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12 (UPI) -- Four misdemeanor convictions against Casey Anthony, the Florida mom acquitted of major charges in her daughter's death, should be thrown out, her attorney said.

Casey Anthony on move after hideout found

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 11 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony, acquitted in the murder of her daughter, has moved from her south Florida home because of fear for her safety, RadarOnline.com reported.

Florida plane crash kills six in Kan. family

LAKE WALES, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- A prominent Kansas couple and their four children were killed in the crash of a single-engine airplane in central Florida, authorities said.
Casey Anthony TV movie gets new star

Casey Anthony TV movie gets new star

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Virginia Welch has replaced Holly DeVeaux in a TV movie about Casey Anthony, a Florida mother acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, People.com said.
Holly Deveaux to play Casey Anthony

Holly Deveaux to play Casey Anthony

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Lifetime says newcomer Holly Deveaux will play Casey Anthony, a Florida woman acquitted of killing her toddler daughter, in a new TV movie.
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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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