ORLANDO, Fla., July 3 (UPI) -- The Florida judge in Casey Anthony's murder trial Sunday threatened to throw out attorneys for both sides for inappropriate behavior.
The judge also said he would deliver instructions to the jury Monday morning, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
In Orlando, Judge Belvin Perry let prosecutor Jeff Ashton and defense attorney Jose Baez know they could face penalties, ABC News reported.
Baez blasted Ashton for his facial expressions as Baez delivered his closing arguments. Baez loudly told jurors Ashton was a "laughing guy" as Ashton barely hid a smile.
The judge then called a recess and called both attorneys to the bench.
Both lawyers apologized for their behavior after the recess. Perry accepted the apologies but warned them about their antics, ABC said.
Authorities allege Anthony used chloroform to knock out her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, put duct tape over her mouth to suffocate her and then kept the body in her car trunk for days before eventually disposing of it in the woods.
Caylee's disappearance was reported to the Orange County Sheriff's Office on July 15, 2008, by her grandmother, Cynthia Anthony.
The 25-year-old defendant wept silently Sunday as prosecutors called her a liar who put three pieces of duct tape over Caylee's face, the New York Daily News reported.
Ashton said the tape is evidence Caylee's death wasn't an accident. "There is no reason to put duct tape over the face of a child, living or dead," Ashton said.
Ashton went over in detail about evidence of decomposing flesh in the back of Anthony's car and pictures of Caylee wearing the same clothing when her bones were found in December 2008, the newspaper reported.
Casey killed her because she wanted freedom, he said. "Her mother decided the life she wanted was more important," Ashton said.
Defense attorney Jose Baez later accused the prosecution of manipulating the jury with Caylee's memory, the Daily News reported.
Prosecutors also tried "to paint Casey Anthony as a slut, as a party girl, as a girl who lies. It has absolutely nothing to do with how Caylee Anthony died," he said. "The key question can never be answered, it can never be proven, and that is: 'How did Caylee die?'"
Baez told the jury Caylee's death was an accidental drowning that 'snowballed out of control," not murder as authorities contend, The Christian Science Monitor reported.
"They didn't want to consider that there was something wrong with this girl, instead they had a murder case," Baez said. "That's all they were interested in was murder. There is nothing sexy about a drowning. There is nothing interesting about a drowning.
"We all know Casey acted inappropriately and made some bad mistakes and bad decisions. She should have called the police and not blocked this out. She should have reported this death."
Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her daughter, and if convicted as charged she could receive the death penalty.
Some legal analysts believe Baez over-promised in his opening statements to the jury and failed to prove his claims, the Sentinel said.
"There's been absolutely no evidence to support it [Baez's claims]," said Daniel Lurvey, a Miami criminal-defense attorney and former prosecutor. "I cannot get my head around what [Baez] was thinking. His closing argument has got to be what it should have been from the beginning: They [the state] did not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt."
"No one but Casey Anthony had access to all the pieces of evidence. No one else benefited from the death of Caylee Marie Anthony," Assistant State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick said in an ABC News report Sunday.