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Casey Anthony (born March 19, 1986) is the mother of Florida toddler Caylee Anthony, who went missing in mid-June 2008. The body of Caylee Anthony was found on December 11, 2008, near the home of her grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony. On May 4, 2009, Casey Anthony's lawyers said they would file a motion to have the trial moved because of pretrial publicity.
Casey Anthony Biography
Casey was born the second child of George, a former police detective with the Warren, Ohio Police Dept., and the former Cindy Marie Plesea, a social worker who was employed at Gentiva Healthcare. The Anthonys had relocated to Orlando, FL from Niles, Ohio in 1989. Her older brother, Lee, who is three years older than her, would also testify on the behalf of Casey as a character witness during her murder trial.
Casey was arrested July 16, 2008 after misleading Orlando Police Dept. detectives by directing them to a shop in Walt Disney World where she had been previously employed; reportedly after an argument with her mother Cindy Anthony, she had taken little Caylee and went to stay with friends, with no communication for about a month, when mom Cindy contacted the phone number of one of the friends and confronted Casey about the whereabouts of Caylee; a family car that Casey drove was recovered by father George. Caylee was reported missing to 9-1-1 by Cindy, who said she had not seen Caylee for 31 days and that the car, a Pontiac Sunbird, smelled like a dead body had been inside of it. She said Casey had given varied explanations as to Caylee's whereabouts and finally admitted that day that she had not seen her daughter for weeks. Casey reportedly fabricated various stories, including telling detectives the child had been kidnapped by a fictitious nanny on June 9, and that she had been trying to find her, too frightened to alert the authorities.
Casey's Court Hearing
Casey was granted bail hearing on July 22, 2008 with the bond set at $500,000. Casey was formally charged with felony child neglect and filing a false statement on August 5, 2008. On August 27, 2008, lab results confirmed that a human body had been in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car friends said that they consider her a habitual liar.
A judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Casey. Caylee had been missing since June 9, 2008' Casey did not report the disappearance until one month later when mother, Cindy reported to police that Caylee was missing, telling a 911 dispatcher that her daughter's car smelled like a dead body had been inside. Casey was also arrested for forgery on August 29, 2008, in an unrelated case. Forensic tests stated that Caylee had probably died that June; her remains were found by utility worker Roy Kronk. Her identity of was eventually confirmed by medical examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia (aka "Dr. G") on December 19, 2008.
In July of 2008, photos surfaced showing Anthony partying in a club right around the time of her daughter's disappearance. The courts then determined that they were admissible as evidence against her. On March 6, 2009, a different group of disturbing photos that had been found on Casey Anthony's computer were released to the public, including numerous drawings featuring skeletons in a variety of positions.
On January 12, 2009, a video tape was also released that showed the private investigator hired by the Anthony family at the site where Caylee was found a few weeks later. The investigator, Dominic Casey, is shown searching the site and pushing a metal rod into the ground. He is on the cell phone and according to a reporter, he said: "it would be right here. Later that week, on January 17, 2009, another video tape was released which showed a conversation between Casey Anthony and her parents from August of 2008. In the video, Casey Anthony is speaking to her parents via a telephone while she is in prison. During the conversation, Casey Anthony expresses her frustration with her situation and says: "I need to be looked at as a victim.
Caylee's Murder Investigation
Casey reportedly borrowed a neighbor's shovel and was seen digging in her parents' backyard around the time of her daughter's disappearance. The police have seized the shovel along with Anthony's computer and car. They have reported that they found some "abnormalities" in the dirt but would not elaborate.
When questioned about what happened to her daughter, Casey Anthony told police that she left her daughter with a babysitter, Zenaida Gonzalez, on June 9, 2008. She claims that she went to pick her daughter up and the child was gone. She states that she did not inform the police because she didn't want to worry her parents and was investigating on her own. When police questioned Zenaida Gonzalez about the story, she told police she didn't know Anthony. The apartment where Anthony allegedly left her daughter on June 9 had been vacant for five months. According to police, Anthony also lied about her place of employment.
On October 14, 2008, a Florida grand jury indicted Anthony on charges of first-degree murder in the death of her daughter.FOX News: Florida Grand Jury Indicts Mother of Missing Florida Toddler on Murder Charges (October 14, 2008) The trial date was set for January 5, 2009, and Anthony pleaded not guilty to the charges.
On April 6, 2009, Florida prosecutors released more evidence they say links Casey Anthony to the murder of her daughter Caylee. Newly released evidence includes interviews with utility worker Roy Kronk, as well as interviews with jail guards who say Anthony asked to be given a sedative when she learned her daughters remains had been found. The identity of Caylee's body was confirmed on December 19, 2008, and the medical examiner determined that the cause of death was a homicide. Casey's trial for the murder of her daughter, Caylee, began on October 12, 2009.
On January 8, 2009, Casey was ordered by to appear in court for the evidence hearing in the first-degree murder case against her, with Orange Co. The hearing was requested by prosecutors who sought to restrict Anthony's attorney from copying, redistributing or putting the images of Caylee Anthony's X-rays on the Internet.
Selection of the jury for Casey's murder trial began on May 9, 2011, at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater, Florida, because the case had been so widely reported in the Orlando area. Jurors were brought from Pinellas County to Orlando. Jury selection took longer than expected and ended on May 20, 2011, with twelve jurors and five alternates being sworn in. The panel consisted of nine women and eight men.
The trial itself deliberated for six weeks, during which time the jury was sequestered to avoid influence from information available outside the courtroom. The prosecution sought the death penalty, and alleged Casey murdered her daughter by administering chloroform, then applying duct tape, because she wanted her freedom. The defense team, led by Jose Baez, countered that the child had drowned accidentally in the family's swimming pool on June 16, 2008. Baez also argued that he needed to share the images of Caylee Anthony's remains with defense experts out-of-state. Belvin Perry, Jr. who serves as chief judge in the Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit, presided over the hearing.
In July 2011, Casey was found not guilty in the murder of her daughter, aggravated manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse. HOwever, she was found guilty on four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.
Casey Anthony on the Web
Casey Anthony Is a 'Teen Mom'? | TMZ.com Here's Casey Anthony in her new video diary entry on the Internet (left) -- and "Teen Mom 2" Jenelle Evans in a pic she posted on her Facebook profile…
Casey Anthony's 'strange' video diary - The Week In her first public statements since being acquitted last summer, Anthony rambles about her new computer — with no mention of her murdered daughter.