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Update: Casey Anthony Murder Trial

The Casey Anthony murder trial was adjourned early Monday (6/13) because the state announced its next witnesses are not available until Tuesday (6/14). Chief Judge Belvin Perry said the trial will resume at 1 p-m tomorrow.

Perry also said if the state wraps up by Wednesday and the defense could begin their case Thursday. If that happened then deliberations could begin as early as June 25th.

Two FBI experts took the stand today about tests performed on key pieces of evidence, including duct tape and hair collected in the case against Anthony.

Elizabeth Fontaine -- FBI latent print examiner -- testified that she discovered a heart shape on one of the pieces of tape sent to the FBI. The tape was found where Caylee Anthony's remains were found in 2008. Fontaine saw the heart shape on a piece of duct tape identified as Q-63 on one of the corners on the edge of the tape. It was about the size of a dime and resembled the residue or debris left behind by an adhesive bandage.

The FBI examiner tried to photograph the image after she had finished her exam but could not see the image again to take the photo.

Casey Anthony, 25, is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Prosecutors believe Anthony suffocated her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony with duct tape. The defense contends the toddler drowned in her grandparents' swimming pool.

The 25-year-old Anthony has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, Anthony faces the death penalty.

Jurors have so far heard from witnesses ranging from Anthony's family members and friends to law enforcement officials and forensics experts.


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