As many months as the investigation has dragged on . . . a Florida grand jury took only half an hour to return a seven-count indictment, charging Casey, 22, with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter, and four counts of providing false information to law enforcement—all in relation to her child's mysterious disappearance.The grand jury heard from a handful of witnesses: the lead investigator, a cadaver dog handler, an FBI agent, and George Anthony, Casey's father.
"This is going to be very hard for me to do," Mr. Anthony told reporters before testifying. He loved his daughter, he said, but "the focus has always been on my granddaughter and always will be."
Mr. Anthony asked the public to "take a moment out at eleven o'clock this morning and eleven o'clock tonight and just pray for her."
Though Caylee is presumed dead, her body has not been recovered. "Despite the charges against Ms. Anthony we have not
"Despite the charges against Ms. Anthony we have notachieved our objective," said an official spokesman. "We have not found little Caylee Anthony." Tonight, Casey Anthony is expected to be kept in protective custody. She is scheduled to make an initial appearance in the morning, when Casey will face a judge and formal charges of misleading investigators and murdering her daughter.