By: AP
By: AP

Update 11:28am

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The judge overseeing the trial of a Florida
mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter has denied a
defense request to have the case against Casey Anthony thrown out.

Judge Belvin Perry denied the motion for a summary acquittal
Wednesday after prosecutors finished presenting their case.

Anthony's attorneys are expected to call their first witness Thursday morning.

Jurors were in court briefly Wednesday morning, but were sent back to their hotel after the state rested.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Prosecutors have finished presenting their
case against Casey Anthony, the Florida mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

The prosecution rested Wednesday after 19 days of testimony.

The defense is expected to begin with its case Thursday.

Anthony's parents said she disappeared with her daughter in June
2008.

They recovered Anthony's car from a towing company and said
it smelled like a dead body.

When they found Anthony after she'd been missing a month, she told them a nanny kidnapped Caylee.

Detectives said Anthony told them multiple lies about her daughter's whereabouts.

The girl's remains were found months later in woods near her grandparents' home.

Investigators say she had been suffocated by duct tape wrapped around her head.

Anthony's attorneys say Caylee accidentally drowned and that
Anthony's father helped her dump the body.

He denies that.


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  • by Just a crazy bystander Location: Atlanta on Jun 15, 2011 at 08:57 PM
    I personally think the whole family is in on it, from the mother of tot mom, father and the brother. Why I do not know but have that feeling and if Casey goes down so should the rest.
  • by Ralph's wife Location: Florida on Jun 15, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    You know she could have left the child in the car while she was seeing friends or whatever and the little girl died from the heat.Then she put duct tape over her mouth and nose to keep blow flys out of her nose and mouth. She kept the body as long as she could then she dumped it. I couldn't have done this, but somebody that may be crazy could.Maybe Caylee was no more than a pet in Casey's eyes.
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      by Maggie Mae on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:18 PM in reply to Ralph's wife
      So what are you saying???
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        by Ralph's wife on Jun 15, 2011 at 06:26 PM in reply to Maggie Mae
        At one point they said that Casey discarded pets like this when she was younger. What I am saying is, she probably didn't mean to kill her.There's so much about this case that don't make a whole heck of a lot of sense. Being we don't know what happen we have to speculate about it.Casey told so many lies about it we couldn't see the truth now if she spoke it.
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