Casey Anthony Rejects Deal

Mother of 3-year-old Caylee—missing, feared dead—rebuffs limited immunity
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2008 1:36 PM CDT
Caylee Marie Anthony.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Jailed Florida mom Casey Anthony today refused a deal that would have given her limited immunity in dealing with investigators probing the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter Caylee, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The agreement would have protected her from having statements she made directly to investigators used against her, but any other evidence gathered from those statements would be fair game.

Her mom, Cindy Anthony, told NBC’s Today Show she believes her granddaughter—missing since July 15—is still alive. A non-profit organization has spent $30,000 on the search for Caylee, but says there's been a fall-off in volunteers.