March 17th, 2010
11:17 AM ET

Casey Anthony wants state to help pay for defense

Casey Anthony is headed back to court in Orlando, Florida on Thursday - this time to tell a judge she has run out of money and needs state funding for costs associated with her upcoming murder trial.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, and has pleaded not guilty. Her trial is scheduled to begin on May 9, 2011. The state is seeking the death penalty if she is convicted.

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  1. Ray

    Fine ; Public money , public defender.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CathiFromCali

    Why is it taking so long to bring this woman to trial? Case Anthony's trial is not scheduled to start until 2011? In the meantime, her defense bills are mounting. They have enough information to prosecute her and provide a fair defense. I say, let's bring it on and go to trial now!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Karie

    NO WAY! This is another example of what is wrong with our system!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kathy

    I FEEL THAT THIS CASE NEEDS TO GET GOING, THEY HAVE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO INVESTGATE THIS, SHE HAS WASTED ENOUGH OF OUR TIME, SHE DOESNT DESERVE TO WASTE ANYMORE OF OUR TIME OR THE STATE OF FLA. I FEEL SHE TOOK HER DAUGHTERS LIFE, AND SHE NEEDS TO PAY BIG TIME. THAT CHILD DID NOT ASK TO BE ON EARTH CASEY MADE THE CHOICE AND THEN SHE TOOK IT AWAY FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY. I FIND HER GUILTY ON JUST FROM WHAT I HAVE HEARD HERE IN MICHIGAN.

    May 6, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Nancy

    As a Florida Taxpayer I am not happy to be paying for Casey's Dream Team.I am sure a lot
    of people that are charged with such a serious crime would get a public defender and yes
    Florida would have to pay for it but I really doubt it would cost the price we are going to pay!
    Since Fla is going to pick up her tab she should have to be at every hearing that has to do with
    her case period.Now on CNN today people are going to help her out pro-bono well how special
    is she.I did notice a change in her demeaner in court since they changed the Judge with that
    I would say (BE CAREFULL WHAT YOU WISH FOR).

    May 6, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |