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October 14, 2008

Casey Anthony Indicted For Murder of Caylee Anthony

Casey Anthony has been given a seven-count indictment that charges her in with first-degree murder in the disappearance of her daughter 3 year old Caylee Anthony. The other charges include aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter or a child and four counts of providing false information to police.

The charges were announced Tuesday afternoon. A grand jury returned the indictment after about half an hour of deliberations. The grand jury was made up of 19 jurors, ten women and nine men. They listened to testimony from a cadaver dog handler, police, Caylee’s grandfather and an FBL agent. Casey Anthony surrendered after about 90 minutes after the indictment was handed down after spending the majority of the day in her lawyer’s office.

George Anthony, Casey’s father and Caylee’s grandfather testified. He said that his main concern was his missing granddaughter. He confessed love for his wife, daughter and son but went ahead and testified against his daughter. Caylee Anthony went missing in June but was not reported missing for another month. When she was reported missing the report came from Cindy Anthony, Caylee’s grandmother, not Casey Anthony, the child’s mother. Lee Anthony, Casey’s brother reportedly pleaded with his sister to tell him where Caylee was and was told that Caylee had not been seen in 31 days. When Casey refused to tell her mother where Caylee was, 911 was called.

Casey Anthony has gone from being a person of interest in the beginning of the case, to being the prime suspect. Testimony from friends and those that knew Casey well presented the young woman as very troubled. It was also stated more than once that Casey was forced to have Caylee by her mother. When she tried to give Caylee away to a friend that could not have children, Cindy Anthony vetoed it. The fact that Casey Anthony came to court stone faced when she was arrested on other charges did not help her cause at all. She has never seen to be a parent with a missing child when she appears on the news without affect.

The police also collected information about how Casey Anthony was a party girl. She was into the club scene, entered hot body contests and rarely mentioned her daughter in test messages she sent to her friends even after the little girl went missing. She also gave conflicting reports while the investigation was going on. First she told police she had dropped Caylee off at a baby sitter. The address that she provided for the baby sitter was for a vacant apartment and the woman that lived there before said she did not know Casey Anthony.

Traces of chloroform were found in Casey Anthony’s trunk and Internet searches for missing children and chloroform websites were found on her computer. A strand of hair was found in the trunk as were traces of decomposition of a human. However, Caylee has not been found yet. There is no body to report of. Hopefully Casey Anthony will confess and provide investigators with information that will lead them to Caylee so that she can have some type of burial and the people that loved her will have some peace.

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3 Comment(s)

  1. Karen | Oct 15, 2008 | Reply

    After following this story ever since it broke, I was convinced that Casey was involved all along. What kind of a mother would not declare her daughter missing right away? Casey is has told lie after lie . She was a party girl who had no time for her child. How sad that her personal life far out-weighed her responsibility for such a beautiful little girl. She was given this child to love and protect but instead, Casey chose to end Caylees life. Casey only loves herself. I do not want to see Casey crying her eyes out when she gets sentenced to prison. She never cried for her beautiful angel she murdered!

  2. Kelli | Oct 15, 2008 | Reply

    “She has a missing child. She’s also a child.” – Jose baez

    What kindof response is that? Is that the best he can come up with? She’s 22 yrs old, that’s not a child.

    This is hard for Casey. How about how hard it is and (apparently according to Casey) how still hard it is for Kaylee?

    I hope we will get the truth and find this little girl. The thought of this lost child terrifies me with the world we live in, and she’s not even mine.

    Thank God the police got her before she took off, hmm..who else has fled the coup upon indictment…OJ, Scott Peterson…all guilty.

  3. joni | Jan 20, 2009 | Reply


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