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Television for jurors in trial debated

Television for jurors in trial debated
Casey Anthony, pictured in an undated Orange County Sheriff's Office file photo, is the mother of 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. (UPI Photo/Orange County Sheriff's Office) | License Photo

ORLANDO, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in a Florida murder trial say they don't want jurors to watch certain television channels while they are sequestered.

The prosecution in the trial of Casey Anthony, charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie, wants Lifetime and the Lifetime Movie Network removed from a list of 23 television channels a judge has proposed jurors be allowed to watch while sequestered, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Tuesday.

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Lifetime has reportedly been considering a movie about the Casey Anthony case.

Assistant State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick said the prosecution only objects to Lifetime and the Lifetime Movie Network but said the "the state may withdraw this objection" if a schedule of programming on those channels is available for May, June and July.

Jury selection in the case will begin May 9 in a jurisdiction outside the Orlando area due to intense local media coverage of the case, the Sentinel reported.

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