Casey Anthony Murder Trial

Jurors selected for the Casey Anthony case will receive a $30 daily stipend for their service.
Jurors selected for the Casey Anthony case will receive a $30 daily stipend for their service.

Jury Selection Begins: Judge Perry Smacks Down Defense Objections & Requests

Jury selection started today, May 9, 2011, in the Casey Anthony trial. The Orlando woman is accused of killing her daughter, Caylee Anthony, in 2008. Casey Anthony, now 25-years-old, is charged with first-degree murder.

According to KOAM TV 7, "Potential jurors will undergo two rounds of questioning and be asked if they could recommend the death penalty for Anthony. Any juror who couldn't recommend death would be disqualified."


With only one week to select 20 jurors, including eight alternates, Chief Judge Belvin Perry hopes to begin the trial as early as Tuesday, May 17, 2011.


So far, Casey Anthony's Defense attorney, Jose Baez, objected to the first panel of about 100 jurors, stating that they were not representative of Orlando's demographics. Of the 100 people, only two were Hispanic, and four were African-American. Judge Perry denied the objection and moved forward with jury selection.


Another blow to the Defense team: Judge Perry issued an order this morning denying Jose Baez's request to exclude air tests from a carpet sample taken from Casey Anthony's car. Air sample tests have never been admitted in a trial in the United States.

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jason stakoviac 5 years ago

i see of no REAl evidence that casey comitted the crime. its all speculation , and we all know how the police work. somebody will go down for this , weather innocent or guilty matters not. and who better to blame than the mother. i suspect the father ; who found the girl and hid the body. now thats dirty. casey is innocent , and thats a fact.


Lorene 21 months ago

How could any of this be better stated? It codu'nlt.

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