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Casey Anthony Shakes And Sobs As Court Hears Grisly Details About Caylee's Remains

Fri, June 10, 2011 4:36pm EDT by 11 Comments

Her murder jury was told how two-year-old Caylee’s bones had been ravaged by wild animals, after her body was dumped in woodland near the family’s Orlando home.

Casey Anthony found the graphic testimony and new photos of her daughter’s remains too much to take and had to be comforted by her attorney as she shook and wept.

Caylee’s remains were found scattered around a patch of woodland, six months after she went missing, and anthropology professor John J. Schulz from the University of Central Florida testified that animals had chewed on the bones.

A day earlier, Casey had to be excused from the courtroom, complaining she felt physically sick after witnessing photographs of her daughters’ skull — and her emotions got the better of her again on Friday, as she covered her mouth with her fists and wept.

Prosecutors allege the 25-year-old suffocated Caylee with duct tape in June 2008 and then hid her body in the woods. Casey’s defense team claims the toddler drowned accidentally in her grandparents pool.

Casey is charged with first degree murder and faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

— Ian Garland

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  2. Lee Anthony Recalls His Sister Casey’s Many Excuses After Caylee’s Disappearance
  3. Casey Anthony Trial: Casey’s Mother Recounts Cleaning ‘Smell Of Death’ Off Of Granddaughter Caylee’s Doll
  4. Forensic Scientist ‘Jumped Back a Foot or Two’ When He Smelled The Foul Odor In Casey Anthony’s Trunk