Caylee's Mom Indicted on Murder Charges

Fla. grand jury rules against Casey Anthony in case of missing 3-year-old
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2008 4:35 PM CDT
This undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office shows Caylee Marie Anthony.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – A Florida grand jury today indicted the mother of a missing 3-year-old girl on first-degree murder and other charges, AP reports. Prosecutors announced that Casey Anthony was indicted today and arrested on charges that she killed her daughter Caylee. Investigators had previously questioned why Anthony, 22, didn't contact authorities for a month after her daughter's June disappearance.

Anthony had previously been charged with child neglect, lying to investigators, and some unrelated fraud and theft counts. A 19-member grand jury returned the indictment following testimony today from Casey Anthony's father, a detective, a cadaver dog handler and an FBI agent.