Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FLORIDA MOM CHARGED WITH MURDER

Casey Anthony was arrested today for the fourth time in as many months. This time, Casey was charged with the murder of her toddler daughter Caylee, missing since June.

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 achieved 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.

For details on today's arrest, watch WCI's newest contributor, Diane Dimond, on CNN tonight.

5 comments:

Leah said...

I sincerely hope they haven't rushed this and they can get a conviction. I also hope they find her body before the trial so that there can't be any doubt about her fate. As long as there is no body there is always going to be those that believe she is still out there somewhere and that her mother was unjustly accused.

cherry6905 said...

Who did this story? Did Diane do it? She was GREAT on Justice Interrupted last night!

http://www.justiceinterrupted.blogspot.com/

A Voice of Sanity said...

It's hard to believe the mother would kill the daughter when the grandparents were there and presumably willing to care for the child.

Left Coast Mom said...

Voice of Sanity, it seems (if she in fact did it) the grand parents willingness to care for the baby may have been part of the problem.

A Voice of Sanity said...

I don't get that. If she didn't want to care for the baby it's hard to believe the grandparents wouldn't have done it.