A leading botanist has testified that leaf litter found with Caylee Anthony’s remains indicate her body could have been placed there just two weeks before she was discovered.
Casey Anthony‘s defense team hopes the claims, made by foliage expert Jane Bock will help convince her murder trial jury that the 25 year old DIDN’T murder two-year-old Caylee.
Speaking in court on June 21, Casey’s attorney pointed out to jurors the accused killer was in police custody in the weeks before Caylee was discovered in December 2008, so she couldn’t have been responsible for moving her remains if she was dumped there just two weeks before.
Under cross examination, Bock conceded the remains could have been there for two weeks or much longer — but she struck another blow for the defense by verifying leaves found in Casey’s car DID NOT match those found with Caylee’s body.
As on previous days in court, Casey looked away as jurors were shown photos of Casey’s skeletal remains.
Prosecutors allege Casey killed her daughter and dumped her body in woodland near the family home MONTHS before she was discovered by meter reader Ray Konk.
The defense team alleges Caylee accidentally drowned in the Anthonys backyard pool and that Konk moved her body to claim a reward.
If found guilty of first degree murder, 25-year-old Casey Anthony faces a possible death sentence.
— Ian Garland
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