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Death penalty motion due in Caylee case

Casey Anthony, pictured in an undated Orange County Sheriff's Office file photo, is the mother of missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony. On October 14, 2008, a Florida grand jury indicted Anthony on charges of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, who has not been found. (UPI Photo/Orange County Sheriff's Office)
Casey Anthony, pictured in an undated Orange County Sheriff's Office file photo, is the mother of missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony. On October 14, 2008, a Florida grand jury indicted Anthony on charges of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, who has not been found. (UPI Photo/Orange County Sheriff's Office) | License Photo

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Casey Anthony said they will argue a motion in court in Orange County, Fla., against the possibility of their client facing the death penalty.

The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel said Thursday that Anthony's defense attorneys will attempt to convince Orange County Circuit Court Judge Stan Strickland to stop prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against Anthony, whose daughter Caylee was found dead in December 2008.

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Anthony's defense team argues in a motion filed in September that prosecutors do not have sufficient aggravating circumstances to support a death penalty request in the first-degree murder case.

In addition to opposing the possibility of a death penalty request, defense lawyers planned to use a Dec. 11 hearing to target recordings of their client.

The Sentinel said the defense team will present motions aimed at stopping Orange County Jail officials from recording interviews with Anthony.

The lawyers will also seek the destruction of any previous recordings of their meetings with Anthony, 23, whose 2-year-old daughter initially disappeared in June 2008.

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