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Casey Anthony Weeps In Court As She's Shown Photos Of Her Dead Daughter's Skull

Thu, June 9, 2011 12:55pm EDT by 9 Comments

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The 25-year-old broke down and turned her head away as graphic images of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony’s remains were shown to jurors.

Judge Belvin Perry warned those with “queasy stomachs” to leave the court on June 9, before introducing a string of grisly photographs taken shortly after the tragic toddler’s body was found on December 11 2008.

Casey’s parents left the courtroom, but their daughter — accused of Caylee‘s murder — watched the presentation, crying throughout, and turning her head occasionally to dry her eyes. The images, which show Caylee’s skull, with hair matted against it by a strip of duct-tape, were deemed so graphic by the judge, he banned the media from printing them.

Earlier on June 9, Casey’s brother Lee returned to the witness stand to describe his sister’s account of Caylee’s abduction.

He said, “She told me that she met Zanny, who was her nanny as well as Zanny’s sister and her children at Jay Blanchard Park, which is here in Orlando. During that meeting Zanny held Casey down and told her she was taking Caylee from her and she did that with the help of her sister.”

It was claimed the nanny abducted Caylee because “Casey was not being a good mother to Caylee or wouldn’t be a good mother to Caylee. (They took) Caylee from her to teach her a lesson. She was scared and she didn’t know what to do.”

Casey’s defense team have since conceded ‘Zanny the nanny’ aka Zenaida Gonzelez never existed.

The trial continues. Casey Anthony faces a possible death sentence if she’s found guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee.

— Ian Garland

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