December 9, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Casey Anthony's trial in the death of her daughter has ended early for the day in Florida because the judge
says she is ill.
Judge Belvin Perry announced the news after sending the jury home for the day, asking them not to speculate about why court was ending early.
Thursday had been the most intense day of evidence so far during the 14 days of the murder trial, with jurors viewing crime scene photos of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's remains -- including pictures
of her decomposed skull.
Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in Caylee's death. Prosecutors say she used duct tape to suffocate her daughter in the
summer of 2008. The defense contends Caylee drowned in her
grandparents' pool. Her remains were found in December 2008.
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