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Casey Anthony Lawyer Jose Baez: ABC News Money Paid For Defense (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/18/2012 3:36 pm Updated: 04/18/2012 5:54 pm

Casey Anthony

Casey Anthony's lawyer Jose Baez made a huge admission about ABC News' controversial payment to his client in an interview that aired on Tuesday.

PBS Frontline investigated the reliability of forensic evidence for "The Real CSI." In it, Baez said that unlike most other cases, Anthony's defense team could afford to challenge forensic experts because of money from ABC News.

"She had photographs of her and her child, and a network paid us $200,000 so we could mount a proper defense," he said. The remarks begin at the 7:25 mark in the clip above.

Baez was referring to ABC News. The network paid Anthony $200,000 for the rights to photos and home video in 2008. In 2010, her defense team revealed that it had spent $275,000 thus far — the bulk of which came from the licensing fee.

Though American networks forbid paying subjects outright, paying licensing fees has been another means to score exclusive interviews. ABC News came under fire for Anthony's payment, and other instances of "checkbook journalism." The network has since ended the controversial practice.

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  • Casey Anthony Trial July 5, 2011

    Casey Anthony stands for the arrival of the jury at the start of the second day of jury deliberations in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 4, 2011

    Assist. State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick presents the final portion of rebuttal at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, July 4, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 4, 2011

    Casey Anthony goes over paperwork during a break on the final day of arguments in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, July 4, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 4, 2011

    Spectators in the courtroom listen to the rebuttal presented by Assist. State Attorney Jeff Ashton on the final day of arguments in the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, July 4, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 4, 2011

    Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton gives the final rebuttal in the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, July 4, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 4, 2011

    Judge Belvin Perry listens as Assist. State Attorney Jeff Ashton present rebuttal on the last day of arguments in the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, July 4, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 4, 2011

    Casey Anthony with her attorney Dorothy Clay Sims on the last day of arguments in Anthony's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, July 4, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 4, 2011

    Cindy Anthony, wearing bracelets in tribute to her granddaughter Caylee Anthony, listens during the final day of arguments in the trial of her daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, July 4, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 3, 2011

    Defense attorney Cheney Mason presents a burden of proof chart during closing arguments of the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 3, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 3, 2011

    Jose Baez points and yells in the direction of the prosecution table during his closing arguments in the Casey Anthony murder trial in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 3, 2011. Judge Belvin Perry called a sidebar during the arguments to deal with the outburst. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted on the charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 3, 2011

    George Anthony listens to closing arguments in the murder trial of his daughter, Casey, in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday, July 3, 2011. Casey Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 3, 2011

    Casey Anthony reacts while listening to the state's closing arguments in her murder trial in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 3, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty, if convicted.

  • Casey Anthony Trial July 3, 2011

    Assistant state attorney Jeff Ashton presents closing arguments for the state in the murder trial of Casey Anthony in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, July 3, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 30, 2011

    Casey Anthony gestures during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, has plead not guilty in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 30, 2011

    Spectator Matthew Bartlett is taken away by sheriff deputies on a contempt charge for his obscene gesture toward assistant state attorney Jeff Ashton during Casey Anthony's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Casey Anthony, 25, has plead not guilty in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 30, 2011

    Lee Anthony testifies during the murder trial of his sister Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on June 30, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Anthony's defense attorneys argued that she didn't kill her two-year-old daughter Caylee, but that she accidentally drowned.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 30, 2011

    Krystal Holloway, also known as River Cruz, reacts when questioned about transcripts from her police statements during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Thursday, June 30, 2011. Holloway claims to have had an affair with George Anthony, Casey's father.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 29, 2011

    George Anthony reacts during his testimony in the murder trial of his daughter, Casey, in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Casey Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 28, 2011

    Casey Anthony sits in court at her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, June 28.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 28, 2011

    Lee Anthony, right, returns to his seat next to his mother Cindy Anthony after he testified in the murder trial of sister Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, June 28.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 28, 2011

    An aerial photo showing the location where Caylee Anthony's remains were found is projected on a courtroom monitor in the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, June 28.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 28, 2011

    Roy Kronk, a meter reader for Orange County, testifies during the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 28, 2011

    Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found Caylee Anthony's remains, testifies in the murder trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, June 28.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 27, 2011

    Defense attorney Jose Baez, left and Assistant state attorney Jeff Ashton, center, look over evidence with witness Dr. Kenneth Furton, a forensic chemist, during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, June 27, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with the murder of her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 27, 2011

    Casey Anthony, left, listens to her attorney Anne Finnell before the start of court in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, June 27, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with the murder of her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 27, 2011

    Jason Forgey, a canine handler for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, testifies during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Monday, June 27, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with the murder of her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 27, 2011

    An image projected on a courtroom monitor shows a portion of a Powerpoint presentation entered into evidence at the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Monday, June 27, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 23, 2011

    Cindy Anthony testifies during her daughter Casey Anthony's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Casey Anthony is charged with killing her daughter, Caylee in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 23, 2011

    Casey Anthony sits at the defense table during a recess during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, June 23, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 23, 2011

    Evidence is lined up in front of Dr. Barry Logan, an analytic chemist, as he waits to testify on day 26 of Casey Anthony's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Anthony is charged with killing her daughter, Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial Photos

    An image projected on a courtroom monitor shows a photograph entered into evidence during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Casey Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 23, 2011

    Judge Belvin Perry on day 26 of Casey Anthony's 1st-degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Casey Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial Photos

    A picture of computer reports from the Anthony desktop computer is shown on a courtroom monitor on day 26 of Casey Anthony's first degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Casey Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 22, 2011

    Casey Anthony talks with her attorney Jose Baez, left, during a recess in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 22, 2011

    Cindy Anthony listens in court during the trial of her daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial Photos

    An image projected on a courtroom monitor shows a photo entered into evidence in the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 22, 2011

    Dr. Michael Sigman testifies about air samples during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 22, 2011

    Maureen Bottrell, a forensic geologist for the FBI, testifies in the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 20, 2011

    Judge Belvin Perry, center, holds a sidebar conference with attorneys in the Casey Anthony murder trail in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 20, 2011. An infuriated Perry warned the Anthony defense and prosecution today that he is getting fed up with games being played during the course of the trial. Court was recessed early without explanation.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 20, 2011

    Assistant state attorney Jeff Ashton listens to Judge Belvin Perry's directions during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Monday, June 20, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 20, 2011

    Defense attorney Jose Baez, second from right, and his client Casey Anthony listen to assistant state attorney Jeff Ashton talk to Judge Belvin Perry, not pictured, before the start of court at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Monday, June 20, 2011. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 20, 2011

    Casey Anthony enters the courtroom for the 22nd day of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Monday, June 20, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial

    During forensic expert Dr. Spitz's testimony, Casey Anthony turns her head away when photos of the skull of her daughter, Caylee Marie, were shown at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, June 18, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 18, 2011

    Forensic expert Dr. Werner Spitz testifies in the trial of Casey Anthony, talking about autopsy results of the remains of Caylee Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, June 18, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 18, 2011

    Chief Judge Belvin Perry expresses deep frustration at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, June 18, 2011, that defense attorney Jose Baez attempted to elicit critical testimony from William Rodriguez, testimony that had not been disclosed to the prosecution earlier. Perry may end up punishing Baez with a contempt finding, but he reserved ruling on that matter. Casey Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 18, 2011

    Casey Anthony, right, consoles her attorney Jose Baez after Chief Judge Belvin Perry expressed deep frustration that defense attorney Jose Baez attempted to elicit critical testimony from William Rodriguez, testimony that had not been disclosed to the prosecution earlier. Perry may end up punishing Baez with a contempt finding, but he reserved ruling on that matter. at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, June 18, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 17, 2011

    Casey Anthony is shown at the defense table before the start of court in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, June 17, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 17, 2011

    Dr. Tim Huntington, forensic entomologist, testifies during the murder trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, June 17, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 17, 2011

    An evidence photo showing trash found in the trunk of a car is held by an attorney during the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, June 17, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 17, 2011

    George Anthony listens to testimony during the murder trial of his daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, June 17, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 16, 2011

    Casey Anthony, with her attorney Cheney Mason, during day 20 of her first-degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Florida, Thursday, June 16, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 16, 2011

    Chief Judge Belvin Perry listens as defense attorney Jose Baez questions a witness during the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 16, 2011

    Defense counsel Jose Baez, left, confers with prosecutor Jeff Ashton during the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 16, 2011

    Casey Anthony smiles while talking with her defense counsel during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, June 16, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 16, 2011

    Heather Seubert, of the FBI lab in Quantico, illustrates a point for the jury, under direction from defense counsel Jose Baez, right, as she testifies during day 20 of Casey Anthony's first-degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Florida, Thursday, June 16, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 15, 2011

    Casey Anthony watches the jury arrive in the courtroom during day 19 of her first-degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Prosecutors finished presenting their case against Anthony, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 15, 2011

    Defense counsel Cheney Mason argues for an acquittal after the state rested its case during day 19 of Casey Anthony's first-degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 15, 2011

    Prosecutors Jeff Ashton, left, and Linda Drane Burdick are seen shortly before the state finished presenting their murder case against Casey Anthony during day 19 of trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 15, 2011

    Chief Judge Belvin Perry listens to a motion for acquittal from the defense during day 19 of Casey Anthony's first-degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Florida, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. After the prosecution rested, Judge Perry denied the request to have the case thrown out.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 14, 2011

    Cindy Anthony testifies in the murder trail of her daughter Casey Anthony, at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Casey Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 14, 2011

    Cindy Anthony wipes her eye after testifying in the murder trail of her daughter Casey Anthony, at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Casey Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 14, 2011

    A photograph, of Casey Anthony, left, and her daughter Caylee is displayed on a monitor after being entered into evidence during day 18 of the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 14, 2011

    A photograph of stickers found in the Anthony home is displayed on a monitor after being entered into evidence during day 18 of the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 14, 2011

    Casey Anthony sits at the defense table before the start of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 13, 2011

    Elizabeth Fontaine, a latent print expert for the FBI, testifies during the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Monday, June 13, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. She is holding an evidence envelope that contains duct tape found at the crime scene. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 13, 2011

    Casey Anthony, right, confers with her her attorney, Cheney Mason, before the start of court in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Monday, June 13, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 13, 2011

    George and Cindy Anthony talk in the courtroom before the start of the murder trial of their daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Monday, June 13, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 13, 2011

    Stephen Shaw, a hair and fiber expert for the FBI, testifies during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Monday, June 13, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 11, 2011

    An expert witness used this photo to superimpose an image of Caylee's skull to mark where duct tape found on the remains would have been positioned on the child when she was alive.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 11, 2011

    Casey Anthony is seen during day 16 of her trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida Saturday, June 11, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 11, 2011

    Jennifer Welch, a crime scene investigator with the Orange County Sheriffs Office, holds up letters from Caylee Anthony's T-shirt that were entered in evidence during the trial of Casey Anthony, Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 11, 2011

    Dr. Neal Haskell, an expert in forensic entomology, testifies during the trial of Casey Anthony, Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Fla.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 11, 2011

    Casey Anthony and defense counsel Dorothy Clay Sims share a laugh during day 16 of Anthony's trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida Saturday, June 11, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 10, 2011

    Casey Anthony is comforted by her attorney Dorothy Clay Sims, right, during Anthony's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Friday, June 10, in Orlando, Florida. Anthony broke down as a witness was testifying that animals had chewed on the bones of Caylee Anthony, Casey's daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 10, 2011

    John Shutlz, a professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida, testifies during the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, June 10. Schultz says that he had inspected the bones found near Anthony's house and that they appeared to have been chewed by animals.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 10, 2011

    An image displayed on a courtroom monitor shows a photo entered into evidence in the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Friday, June 10, 2011. Photo on the left shows wording found on a shirt. The photo on the right shows Caylee Anthony with her mother Casey. Caylee is wearing a shirt with the same lettering. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 9, 2011

    Casey Anthony becomes upset during a break in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on June 9. Following a 3 p.m. recess, Anthony's lawyers informed the judge and prosecutors that she would not be able to continue with the proceedings and the trial was halted until Friday.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 9, 2011

    A photo entered in evidence on a courtroom monitor shows the location of a child's skull found near the Anthony home, during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on June 9. Judge Belvin Perry directed news agencies to digitally obscure portions of the photos that show human remains.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 9, 2011

    Lee Anthony testifies about Casey's story of "Zanny the nanny" in the murder trial against his sister Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on June 9.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 9, 2011

    Deputy Edward Turso, of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, testifies about responding to the 911 call that human remains had been found in the woods, during the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on June 9.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    A photo entered into evidence is seen on a courtroom monitor during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. The full title on the photo reads, "Win her over with chloroform."

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    Casey Anthony enters the courtroom for the start of the 13th day of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    A photo entered into evidence is shown on a courtroom monitor during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. The photo shows the backyard of the Anthony's home and the blue circle shows a spot where a cadaver dog "alerted" to a smell, indicating the odor of human decomposition.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    Casey Anthony listens to testimony during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    Sgt. Kristin Brewer, of the Osceola County Sheriff's Department, testifies during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. Brewer testified that her K-9 partner, Bones, was alerted to decomposition in the backyard of the home Anthony shared with her daughter Caylee and parents during a search in July 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    George, left, and Cindy Anthony sit in the courtroom before the start of court on the 13th day of the murder trial of their daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    Casey Anthony stands at the defense table during a break in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. In the foreground is her defense attorney Jose Baez. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    Sandra Osborne of the Orange County Sheriff's Office testifies during the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Osborne is an expert in computer forensics and was testifying about data found on Anthony's computers and cell phone. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    A photo showing Casey Anthony and her daughter Caylee Anthony that was entered into evidence is seen projected on a courtroom monitor during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. The photo was found on a computer during the investigation. Anthony is charged with killing Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 8, 2011

    Assistant state attorney Linda Drane Burdick questions a witness during the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 6, 2011

    Casey Anthony sits at the defense table during her trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Monday, June 6, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 6, 2011

    Defense attorney Jose Baez holds up an evidence envelope during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Monday, June 6, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 6, 2011

    Dr. Arpad Vass of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory testifies during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Monday, June 6, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Vass is an expert in human decomposition. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 6, 2011

    Defense attorney Jose Baez writes on a tablet during the cross examination of a witness for the state during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Monday, June 6, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 6, 2011

    Defense attorney Jose Baez listens to attorney Lisabeth Fryer, with Casey Anthony at the table, during Anthony's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Monday, June 6, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 4, 2011

    Casey Anthony listens to her attorney Dorothy Clay Sims during her trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Saturday, June 4, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 3, 2011

    A monitor in the courtroom shows a video playing that was entered as evidence in the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Friday, June 3, 2011. George and Cindy Anthony, left, are seen talking with their daughter Casey who was in jail as her daughter was reported missing.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 3, 2011

    Casey Anthony listens as videotapes are played in court during the ninth day of her trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, June 3, 2011. The tapes are jailhouse conversations between her and her parents after she had been detained following the disappearance of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 3, 2011

    Cindy Anthony in court during the ninth day of the murder trial against her daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Friday, June 3, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 3, 2011

    Defense attorney Jose Baez, left, talks with his client Casey Anthony during the ninth day of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Friday, June 3, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008.(

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 2, 2011

    Casey Anthony listens as audio recordings are played during her trail at the Orange County Courthouse on Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 2, 2011

    A courtroom monitor shows a photo entered into evidence during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, June 2, 2011. The photo shows a hallway in a building at Universal Studios Orlando where Anthony claimed she worked. She did not have a job at Universal at that time.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 2, 2011

    Leonard Tutora testifies during the trail of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, June 2, 2011. Tutora works for Universal Studios Florida, where Anthony claimed she worked at the time when her daughter was reported missing. Tutora worked with law enforcement investigators to confirm that Anthony did not work at the theme park.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 2, 2011

    Detective Yuri Melich, right, looks at evidence presented to him from assistant state attorney Linda Drane Burdick during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 1, 2011

    Casey Anthony cries as she listens to her brother Lee Anthony testify during her first degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 1, 2011

    Amy Huizenga, a friend of Casey Anthony, testifies during the trail of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 1, 2011

    Cindy Anthony listens to the testimony of her son Lee Anthony during the trial of her daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 1, 2011

    Lee Anthony testifies in the murder trial against his sister Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 1, 2011

    Orange County Sheriff's Department homicide detective Yuri Melich reviews documents during his testimony during the trial of Casey Anthonyt at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial June 1, 2011

    A projection on a courtroom monitor shows a sworn statement given by Casey Anthony, entered into evidence during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. The lower right-hand corner shows her signature.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 31, 2011

    Casey Anthony leaves the courtroom after session during her trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Casey Anthony is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 31, 2011

    Waiting for his wife, Cindy Anthony, George Anthony cries outside the women's restroom as he listens to her cry, following her testimony during day six of the first-degree murder trial of their daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 31, 2011

    Defendant Casey Anthony listens to her mother's testimony during her trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Cindy Anthony broke down in tears on the witness stand Tuesday as prosecutors played a 911 tape in which she reported her granddaughter missing.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 31, 2011

    A photo of Casey Anthony's car, seen on monitor, was entered as evidence at her trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 31, 2011

    Lee Anthony listens in the courtroom during testimony in the case against his sister Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Casey Anthony is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 28, 2011

    Casey Anthony becomes emotional during a recess after her mother Cindy Anthony testified during day five of her first-degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, May 28, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 28, 2011

    Cindy Anthony cries as she testifies during day five of the first-degree murder trial of her daughter, Casey Anthony, at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, May 28, 2011. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    Casey Anthony listens to her attorney Dorothy Clay Sims during a break in her trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Friday, May 27, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    A photo entered into evidence at the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Friday, May 27, 2011. The photo shows the interior of Anthony's car.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    George Anthony testifies for the third time in the first four days of the trial of his daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Friday, May 27, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    Judge Belvin Perry jokes with jurors during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Friday, May 27, 2011. Judge Perry was describing how arrangements had been made for the sequestered jury to watch the NHL playoffs that night.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    Assistant state attorney Linda Drane Burdick, left, and defense attorney Jose Baez are shown during a break in the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    Casey Anthony is seen shopping in a detail of a surveillance video shown as evidence in the Casey Anthony trial is shown on a monitor at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. The video is one of a series from retail stores that show Anthony shopping during the time period when her daughter Caylee was missing. Anthony has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    Casey Anthony is seen shopping in a detail of a surveillance video shown as evidence in the Casey Anthony trial is shown on a monitor at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. The video is one of a series from retail stores that show Anthony shopping during the time period when her daughter Caylee was missing. Anthony has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    Mallory Parker testifies during the murder trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Parker is engaged to Lee Anthony, Casey Anthony's brother. Anthony, 25, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    Casey Anthony listens to the testimony of Mallory Parker during Anthony's trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    Simon Birch, an operations manager for a tow truck company, testifies during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Birch towed Anthony's abandoned car when it was left at a check cashing store. Anthony has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    William Waters testifies during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Waters is a friend of Anthony, 25, who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 27, 2011

    George Anthony listens to motions for a mistrial in the murder trial against his daughter Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, May 27, 2011 in Orlando. Judge Belvin Perry denied the motions. Anthony, 25, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in the summer of 2008. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    Casey Anthony cries at the start of the third day of her first-degree murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Thursday, May 26, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    A photo of Casey Anthony and her daughter Caylee Anthony that was entered into evidence is seen on a courtroom monitor at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, May 26, 2011. Casey is on trial for the murder of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    Troy Brown testifies during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Brown was a friend of Anthony's during the time when her daughter went missing. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. If convicted she could face the death penalty.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    Melissa England testifies in the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    Judge Belvin Perry appears in court for the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    Defense attorney Jose Baez makes a statement during the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    Ricardo Morales, a former boyfriend of Casey Anthony, testifies in her trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    Casey Anthony and her attorney Cheney Mason, left, appear in court for her trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, May 25, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    This photo of an image projected on a courtroom monitor shows a gas can that was entered into evidence in the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 26, 2011

    George Anthony testifies in the murder trial of his daughter, Casey Anthony, at the Orange County Courthouse, Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Casey Anthony is charged with murder in the 2008 death of her daughter Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 25, 2011

    Casey Anthony during the second day of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. If convicted she could face the death penalty.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 25, 2011

    A photo entered into evidence, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at her murder trial in Orlando, Fla., shows Casey Anthony at a "hot body" contest at Fusion nightclub in Orlando. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. If convicted she could face the death penalty.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 25, 2011

    Tony Lazaro, the ex-boyfriend of Casey Anthony, waits outside the courtroom at the Orange County Courthouse to testify in the Casey Anthony murder trial, in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 25, 2011

    Cindy and George Anthony, parents of Casey Anthony, exit the Orange County court room during their daughter's trial, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is on trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 25, 2011

    Casey Anthony sits at the defense table, in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, May 25, 2011 during the second day of her trial. Anthony, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. If convicted, Anthony could be sentenced to death. She has pleaded not guilty.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 25, 2011

    Cameron Campana takes the witness stand during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Campana was a roommate of Casey Anthony's boyfriend during the time Anthony's daughter was missing. Anthony, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. If convicted, Anthony could be sentenced to death. She has pleaded not guilty.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 25, 2011

    Nathan Lezniewicz testifies during the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Lezniewicz was a roommate of Casey Anthony's boyfriend during the time when her daughter Caylee was missing. Anthony, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. If convicted, Anthony could be sentenced to death. She has pleaded not guilty.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Cindy Anthony wears a bracelet in memory of her granddaughter Caylee at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. Her daughter Casey Anthony is on trial for the murder of the child.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    George Anthony takes the witness stand during the trial of his daughter, Casey Anthony, at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Casey Anthony is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Casey Anthony returns to the courtroom following a recess on the opening day of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is on trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Attorney Jose Baez with the visual examples he used during his opening statements in the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Baez said the girl, Casey's daughter, was not murdered but had drowned in the family swimming pool. Anthony is on trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    A photo of Casey Anthony with her mother, Cindy, when Casey was pregnant with her daughter, Caylee, is displayed by the defense on a monitor during the opening statements in the murder trial of Casey Anthony in the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is on trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Evidence in sealed boxes sit in the courtroom on the opening day of the Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Casey Anthony during a recess during the first day of her trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. Behind her is her lead attorney Jose Baez.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Judge Belvin Perry listens to the opening statements for the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    George Anthony, father of Casey Anthony, listens during the first day of his daughter's murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Casey Anthony cries during the opening statements of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. Anthony is charged with killing her daughter Caylee Marie Anthony.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Prosecutors present photos of Caylee Marie Anthony during opening statements in Casey Anthony trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. Anthony is accused of murdering her daughter Caylee in 2008.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Assistant State Attorney Linda Drane Burdick addresses the jury during opening statements in the Casey Anthony murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Casey Anthony, left, arrives in court for the first day of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.

  • Casey Anthony Trial

    George and Cindy Anthony, parents of Casey Anthony, arrive on the 23rd floor of the Orange County Courthouse for their daughter's first-degree murder trial, in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.

  • Casey Anthony Trial May 24, 2011

    Defense counsel Jose Baez, center, arrives at the Orange County Courthouse for the trial of his client Casey Anthony in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Casey Anthony is charged with the murder of her 2-year-old daughter.

  • Casey Anthony Jury Selection May 2011

    Casey Anthony listens as jurors answer questions, in the courtroom at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, Monday morning, May 9, 2011, on the first day of jury selection in her trial in Clearwater, Florida.

  • Casey Anthony - April 2011

    Casey Anthony appears Wednesday, April 6, 2011, during a pre-trial hearing at Orange County courthouse in Orlando, Florida. Anthony, 25, is accused of killing 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie Anthony in 2008.

  • Anthony indigent?

    Jailhouse letters Casey Anthony, the woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, wrote to a fellow inmate may provide prosecutors with new evidence against the Florida mother. On Tuesday, authorities released more than 250 pages of correspondence between Anthony and jailhouse companion Robyn Adams, in which Anthony wrote that the baby sitter she said abducted Caylee did not exist.

  • Caylee Anthony

    In the handwritten letters, Anthony also wrote details about her daughter's remains that investigators claim only the killer would know. Caylee's body was found less than a mile from her Orlando, Fla., home on Dec. 11, 2008, six months after she disappeared. On that day, after a chaplain told Anthony of the discovery, she told Adams about a child's body being found in a black garbage bag along with a baby blanket, according to a report by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Investigators say those details had not yet been publicly released.

  • Casey Anthony Cries

    "Casey Anthony had knowledge of items only the suspect, certain law enforcement personnel and the certain medical examiner's personnel knew," the report said. Anthony maintains Caylee was kidnapped. The mother told police she left Caylee with Zenaida Gonzalez, a baby sitter, on June 9, 2008, but that she conducted her own search before reporting the child missing in July 2008.

  • Caylee Anthony

    "There was no Zenaida," Anthony wrote to Adams. "Zenaida didn't do this." Anthony and Adams exchanged the letters with the help of a prison security guard, who also allowed the two women to have late-night talks outside their cells, according to the sheriff's report. Adams told investigators that she and Anthony talked about chloroform, which was found in the trunk of Anthony's car and in a syringe that was found near Caylee's remains, authorities said.

  • Roy Kronk and David Evans

    On Dec. 11, 2008, utility worker Roy Kronk, right, found a skull and the partial remains of a child in the woods not far from the Anthony home. More bones were found the following week. A Florida sheriff's deputy was fired in April because of his unsatisfactory response to Kronk's repeated phone calls to check out woods where the body was found.

  • Casey and Brother

    An autopsy report said there were no visible signs of trauma on the toddler's remains but noted that duct tape was placed on the girl's face before her body began to decompose. Anthony faces first-degree murder charges in her daughter's death, as well as charges of aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of lying to investigators about her daughter's disappearance. Here she is shown with her brother on Sept. 15, 2008.

  • Casey Anthony, Oct. 14, 2008

    Adams said Anthony, shown being taken into custody Oct. 14, 2008, told her she would occasionally use "antihistamines or something" to "knock out" Casey, putting her to sleep so she could go out with friends. Anthony's lawyers said her letters "do not contain a single reference to chloroform."

  • Cindy Anthony, July 24, 2008

    In July 2008, a month after Caylee disappeared, police released recordings of two calls Anthony's mother, Cindy, made to 911. In one, Cindy said a car driven by Casey smelled as if it had carried a corpse. "There's something wrong," she told a dispatcher July 15, 2008. "I found my daughter's car today, and it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car."

  • Cindy and George Anthony

    Cindy, shown with her husband, George, later told police the odor may have come from a pizza that had been left in the vehicle. "My thoughts are a lot clearer now than they were that night that I made three 911 calls," she said in a July 2008 interview. "I'm very confident that Casey will be exonerated of all charges once we find Caylee.

  • Casey Anthony, March 12, 2009

    A police lab report released Oct. 14, 2008, revealed that compounds consistent with body decomposition were found in Casey Anthony's car trunk. Also, an e-mail from an FBI analyst said that a stain found in the trunk of Anthony's car seemed to show the outline of a child lying in the fetal position. Here, Anthony is shown at a March 2009 court hearing.

  • Casey Anthony's Parents Visit

    In these images released by the Orange County Department of Corrections, George and Cindy Anthony, left, visit their daughter in jail on Aug. 14, 2008. Casey Anthony told her parents she was a "victim." She added: "The worst part is nobody can see my side and I have to keep my mouth shut."

  • Joyce Dawley, and Dr. Jan Garavaglia

    The Orange County medical examiner told reporters on Dec. 19, 2008, that DNA tests determined the remains match Caylee's genetic profile. "It is with regret that I'm here to inform you that the skeletal remains found Dec. 11 are those of the missing toddler," said Dr. Jan Garavaglia, right.

  • Caylee Anthony Memorial

    Hundreds of people gathered Feb. 10, 2009, at a memorial service honoring Caylee. In the eulogy, Caylee's grandparents urged mourners to support their daughter, whom they have repeatedly backed. In her jailhouse correspondence, Anthony defended herself as a mother. "That's one of the biggest things that truly cuts me when I hear them talk about me as a mother. I was a great mom. And I love my daughter with everything that I have," she wrote. "I would give my life to have her back even for five minutes."

  • Lee, Cindy and George Anthony

    From left, Caylee's uncle Lee, grandmother Cindy and grandfather George attend the memorial service. "It breaks my heart today that Casey isn't here today to honor her child who she loved so much," Cindy Anthony said during the eulogy. "Casey, I hope you're listening to this. I wish I could comfort you."

  • Bystanders and Reporters Outside Anthony House

    Court documents said evidence found in the woods where Caylee's body was found match items recovered from the Orlando home she shared with her mother and grandparents. The same types of laundry bag, duct tape and plastic bag discovered at the crime scene also were found by investigators in the Anthony home.

  • Casey Anthony

    Other documents revealed that "neck breaking" and "household weapons" were some of the Google searches performed on a home computer at the Anthony home. The papers also revealed text messages in which Casey Anthony wrote, "I am the dumbest person and the worst mother. Honestly hate myself." She referred to her daughter as a "little snothead."

  • Casey Anthony, Dec. 11, 2009

    A Florida judge in Dec. 2009 denied a defense request to stop prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against Casey Anthony, shown here at a Dec. 11, 2009, hearing. Anthony accuses her brother of sexual assault and wrote that she thinks her father may have touched her inappropriately when she was a child, in her letters to Adams. Anthony's parents have denied the allegations.

  • Cindy Anthony

    Cindy Anthony, a registered nurse, holds Caylee's teddy bear. According to the documents released by prosecutors, a pregnant Anthony -- 19 when Caylee was born -- wanted a friend to adopt her baby, but her mother wouldn't hear of it. "[Casey said] that her mom pretty much has told her that no, she needs to keep the baby," Kiomare Torres Cruz told police.

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