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State: Anthony Chose Life She Wanted Over Caylee

Defense says state never proved the crime beyond a reasonable doubt

(Newser) - Casey Anthony sobbed and glared this morning as the prosecutor painted a picture of her as a devious liar who opted to kill her only child so that she'd be free to go clubbing. "Something needed to be sacrificed, that something was either the life she wanted or... More »

Meter Reader: I Saw, But Didn't Touch, Caylee's Skull

Roy Kronk's testimony contradict's defense's implications

(Newser) - Casey Anthony's defense team did indeed ask for a mistrial yesterday , citing a court ruling finding Florida's death penalty statute unconstitutional. If granted, Anthony would get an entirely new jury, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Meanwhile, her trial continues, with lots of witnesses called yesterday and today:
  • Roy Kronk:
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Casey Anthony Trial: Jury Selection Begins

And it's happening 100 miles away from Orlando, due to media coverage

(Newser) - And so it begins: Jury selection started today in the trial of Casey Anthony, who is charged with killing daughter Caylee. The trial of 25-year-old Anthony will take place in Orlando, but jurors are being selected at a courthouse about 100 miles away because of intense media coverage. The first... More »

Casey Anthony Will Face Death Penalty

Defense argued sentence violated accused baby-killer's rights

(Newser) - Casey Anthony is eligible to face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder, a Florida judge ruled today. Her lawyers had asked that execution be taken off the table in her trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, arguing that if the prosecution sought the death penalty,... More »

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