Church Service Held for Slain Toddler

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of mourners have remembered slain
Florida toddler Caylee Anthony in a service at the First Baptist
Church of Orlando.

Caylee's grandmother told mourners, "It shouldn't take the death of a child to love our God and our fellow man."

A pastor offered a "prayer of peace" for the 2-year-old's mother, who's in jail facing a murder charge in her daughter's death. Casey Anthony has pleaded not guilty, and claims a babysitter kidnapped Caylee.

The service was broadcast live on local TV, and Casey Anthony could have asked for permission to watch it, but jail officials say she didn't. In a statement read by her attorney, she said she misses Caylee, but wished that the service hadn't been open to the public or the media.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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