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Brother cries as he testifies for Casey Anthony

Brother cries as he testifies for Casey Anthony

ORLANDO, Fla., June 24 (UPI) -- Lee Anthony wept Friday as he testified at his sister's Florida trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony.
Is the Casey Anthony defense a copy of another case?

Is the Casey Anthony defense a copy of another case?

ORLANDO, Fla., June 21 (UPI) -- A Florida prosecutor told the judge in the Casey Anthony case an investigation is under way to determine whether her defense is mimicking another child's death.
Casey Anthony trial adjourned for the day

Casey Anthony trial adjourned for the day

ORLANDO, Fla., June 20 (UPI) -- The judge in the Casey Anthony trial in Florida admonished both state and defense attorneys for delays, then abruptly adjourned the day's session Monday.
Prosecution nearing end in Anthony trial

Prosecution nearing end in Anthony trial

ORLANDO, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- A heart-shaped outline was found on duct tape prosecutors say was used to smother Caylee Anthony, an FBI expert testified in a Florida courtroom Monday.
Anthony jury permitted to see 'morph' video

Anthony jury permitted to see 'morph' video

ORLANDO, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony appeared to scowl in a Florida court Friday when prosecutors in her murder trial ran a video showing her daughter's face transform into a skull.

Day ends early in Casey Anthony trial

ORLANDO, Fla., June 9 (UPI) -- Testimony in the Florida trial of Casey Anthony ended early Thursday when Anthony appeared sick during detailed testimony about the remains of her daughter.
Officer tells Anthony trial of dog search

Officer tells Anthony trial of dog search

ORLANDO, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- A forensics expert testified at the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony he found evidence of Internet searches for chloroform on a computer in her home.
Witness: Car odor due to decomposition

Witness: Car odor due to decomposition

ORLANDO, Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- A witness in the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony, accused of killing her child, said an odor in Anthony's car could only have come from decomposing flesh.

Cindy Anthony cries on witness stand

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- Cindy Anthony returned to the witness stand Tuesday as her daughter Casey's murder trial entered its second week in Orlando, Fla.
Cindy Anthony testifies at trial

Cindy Anthony testifies at trial

ORLANDO, Fla., May 28 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony's mother wept as she testified for the prosecution Saturday at her daughter's murder trial in Orlando, Fla.
Boyfriend: Casey Anthony seemed normal

Boyfriend: Casey Anthony seemed normal

ORLANDO, Fla., May 25 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony's former boyfriend testified Wednesday at her Florida trial she seemed "happy" the day prosecutors allege she killed her daughter Caylee.
Lawyer: Caylee's death an accident

Lawyer: Caylee's death an accident

ORLANDO, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Florida trial of Casey Anthony Tuesday said she deliberately killed her daughter but the defense said Caylee Anthony died accidentally.

Casey Anthony returns to Orange County

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21 (UPI) -- Casey Anthony, accused of killing her daughter, returned to Orange County jail in Orlando, Fla., Saturday after two weeks of jury selection in Clearwater.

Casey Anthony jury selection delayed

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla., May 18 (UPI) -- Jury selection ended unexpectedly early Wednesday for the trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida mother accused of killing her young daughter, observers said.
Still no jury for Casey Anthony trial

Still no jury for Casey Anthony trial

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 17 (UPI) -- Efforts to finish seating a jury for Casey Anthony's murder trial in the death of her daughter came up one juror short in a Clearwater, Fla., courtroom Tuesday.
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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
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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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