Casey Anthony, 25, is the beautiful, but troubled, Florida mother on trial for first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Ms. Anthony initially stated that a babysitter kidnapped Caylee, but her defense team now claims that Caylee’s 2008 death was an accidental drowning. If convicted, Casey could face the death penalty.
Caylee Marie Anthony was an American toddler who disappeared in June 2008 and was later discovered dead. The high-profile case quickly garnered national attention. Her mother, Casey Anthony was indicted on October 14, 2008, for her first-degree murder.
Caylee Anthony was first reported missing to authorities on July 15, 2008. Caylee’s grandmother, Cindy Anthony, reportedly called 9-1-1 when her daughter Casey Anthony, Caylee’s mother, would not tell her where Caylee had been. Casey also claimed she had been investigating Caylee’s disappearance on her own which is why she did not contact police earlier. However, friends and family denied ever having been asked by Casey about Caylee’s whereabouts. Numerous photos of Casey partying and attending bars while Caylee was missing were published by media outlets.
Casey Anthony is currently in jail, arrested on first-degree murder charges and is undergoing trial. Casey Anthony, her lawyers and her family maintain that she did not harm her child and that she is innocent of all charges.
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