'Indefinite recess' in Anthony trial
Casey Anthony's murder trial in Orlando, Florida, faces another interruption.
July 1st, 2011
09:47 AM ET

'Indefinite recess' in Anthony trial

Another argument over witness testimony has put the Casey Anthony murder trial on what Judge Belvin Perry called an indefinite recess just as the prosecution's rebuttal case was about to begin.

Attorneys in the case appear split on how long the delay will take. Defense attorney Jose Baez complained Friday morning that prosecutors sprang new evidence on him last night and that he needs time to interview the witnesses.

But prosecutor Jeff Ashton says the witnesses he intends to put on aren't going to say anything that should surprise the defense.

Perry had said previously that he expected testimony to conclude Friday with closing arguments on Saturday morning.

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  1. nancy

    I believe Casey chloroformed her child to get her to sleep, unintentionally overdid it and thus killed her. Then like her pets, wrapped her in a favorite blanket, inserted it in two bags sealed them with duct tape and memorialized it with a heart shaped sticker on the tape. Then got a shovel from a neighbor and was going to bury her in the back yard (thus the cadaver dogs dead body identification in yard) but then had second thoughts and put her in car and at some time, hours or days after, placed her in the woods. I believe this is non-premeditated killing thus 2nd degree murder and I eliminated 3rd degree murder and manslaughter because of the use of chloroform and the logical dangers of using chloroform for this purpose.

    July 1, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • pprty

      She was probably jealous of the attention paid to all their pets who died too.

      July 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chasty Quinn

    I believe that the focus is completely on the wrong things regarding this trial and what it stands for, this IS NOT a trial about George's alleged affairs. This is about Justice for a beautiful little girl named Caylee Marie. The trial has been such a circus that it seems many have forgotten this, whether they had an affair or not this is not of any importance. Remember who's precious life was lost... Remember Caylee Marie. ♥

    July 1, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rae Anne

    I feel Casey will be convicted and sentenced to the death penalty....rightfully so!!!!!! However, everyone should have compassion and give leeway to the family. The crime committed by Casey didn't directly; l, indirectely

    July 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rae Anne

    I feel Casey will be convicted and sentenced to the death penalty....rightfully so!!!!!! However, everyone should have compassion and give leeway to the family. The crime committed by Casey didn't directly; l, have asked and all of myffn

    July 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      I don't think she will get the death sentence. cause Susan Smith, Diane Downs and Andrea Yates did not get it. Although I think this was all planed. I think she was planning to kill her parents cause she told her friends she was getting the house,scary thought. But change her idea to a easy plan. most likely she will get the 2nd charge.

      July 2, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      I don't think she will get the death sentence. cause Susan Smith, Diane Downs and Andrea Yates did not get it. Although I think this was all planed. I think she was planning to kill her parents cause she told her friends she was getting the house,scary thought. But change her idea to a easy plan. most likely she will get the 2nd charge

      July 2, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Another stupid red-herring from a completely amoral defense and defendant.

    July 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. thoughts and prays for Caylee

    Caylee Marie Anthony always will be in my thoughts and prayers, she's the innocent one in this whole story .

    Cindy Anthony was at work , when someone researched the word " chloroform " on there home computer , March 2008 .

    Cindy LIED she said she was at home , when actually she was at work . Was this planned ahead of time to murder

    Caylee ?? Premediated is when you plan it ahead of time. Casey researched this months before June 2008 .

    CASEY IS A MURDER ..............FIRST DEGREE!!!!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Shelley

    Today when Judge Perry was speaking at the end at Casey was looking down the reporters are thinking she was upset, but she has been reading a book all day, I think she was reading the book!

    July 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tonya

    Nancy, She looked up neck breaking for crying out loud! Tape was wrapped around her nose and mouth!!! I have heard of parents giving their children benadryl to make them sleepy but chlorophorm? Really? C'mon!! She drugged that poor child so that she would not struggle when she was suffocated!! Evil does exist in this world and sometimes it comes in the form of a pretty young girl.

    July 2, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. joann

    I,say only God knows,for sure who murdered;that adoreble little girl. JoAnn

    July 2, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joey

    At the end of the trial there is no need to worry about Jose Baez's future. He is qualified to be an Itialian cook. He also throws things at the wall to see what sticks.

    July 2, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |