Anthony Trial Jury Selection Begins

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - 2:55pm

Jurors picked outside of Orlando will be brought in for Casey Anthony murder trial.

Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Casey Anthony, the Florida woman charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Prospective jurors are first being asked if they could put their lives on hold for the next two months to decide her fate.

Many can't because they're coming from the Clearwater area, 100 miles away from the courthouse in Orlando.

Three years of intense media coverage prompted the court to at least move jury selection outside Orlando.

Casey Anthony has pleaded not guilty to killing her daughter Caylee in June 2008, and says a baby-sitter kidnapped her.

Investigators had problems with Casey's story from the beginning.

She waited 31 days before telling anyone her daughter was missing and when she finally did, it was only under pressure from her mother Cindy.

Cindy Anthony had gone to the lot where the car Casey was driving had been towed, then dialed 911.

"There's something wrong. I found my daughter's car today, and it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car," she can be heard saying in the call.

Repeated searches turned up no signs of Caylee.

Her skeletal remains were found in underbrush only a five minute walk away from Casey's home six months later.

Chief Judge Belvin Perry hopes to have a jury and alternates in place by the end of the week.
 

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