Thousands Show Up for Caylee's Funeral

But accused mom Casey isn't watching from jail, officers say
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2009 10:16 AM CST
Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia announces that she has ruled the death or Caylee Anthony, shown in photo at left, a homicide in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
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(Newser) – Caylee Anthony’s funeral drew an estimated 1,200 mourners today, many of whom hadn’t even met the slain tot, the Orlando Sentinel reports. “When you watch it every day on TV, you feel like you’re a part of it,” said one man. Others said they needed closure, or felt "compelled to see this to the end." But one person who’s definitely not watching? Caylee’s accused murderer and mom, Casey Anthony.

Anthony is on record as objecting to the public ceremony, which was planned by her parents, George and Cindy. “I still don't want the public with cameras and everyone around for Caylee's funeral service,” she said in a statement released through her attorney. “I can't stop my parents from doing what they want. I truly hope it will help them.”