Casey Anthony Indicted For Murder By Grand Jury

UPDATE UPDATE: Orlando 6 News Reports That Audio Of Part Of Grand Jury Deliberations Were Accidentally Broadcast During Deliberations. Great. Jose Baez is gonna be all over this like white on rice. CNN affiliate News 6 notified the court as soon as they discovered the administrative mistake, the jury stopped, and didn’t resume until the problem was fixed. Media have been warned that if they spill anything they may have heard, they will be prosecuted. Still, a BIG screwup on the part of the Orange County Court.

UPDATE: Casey Anthony’s Indictment Has Been Unsealed- Here Are The Charges From The Grand Jury:

Casey faces seven charges, including first degree murder. The other charges are as follows:
– One count aggravated child abuse
– One count aggravated manslaughter of a child
– Four counts of providing false info to a law enforcement officer

The first degree murder count carries with it the possibility of the death penalty or life in prison. Click here for more detail on each count.

An Orange County, Florida grand jury has issued a sealed murder indictment in the disappearance of 3-year-old Caylee Anthony and mom Casey Anthony was arrested shortly afterwards. The decision came after the grand jury heard more than six hours of testimony from a half-dozen witnesses, including Anthony’s father, George Anthony, and sheriff’s Detective Yuri Melich, who is heading up the investigation. They heard from police and cadaver dog handlers. The grand jury deliberated for about half an hour before returning the indictment.

Soon after the announcement the Orange County Sheriff’s department confirmed that Casey IS under arrest. Casey waited Tuesday away from the courthouse in an unknown location. Her attorney, Jose Baez, had said she would turn herself in if she was the person indicted.

22 year-old Casey has been called by investigators a suspect in Caylee’s disappearance, but so far had only been charged with child neglect, lying to investigators and some fraud and theft counts.

Shortly before the announcement, Casey Anthony was handed off to someone by her mom. In a bizarre twist, after Casey left her attorney’s office with her mom Cindy Anthony, the switch happened. They were then pulled over by unmarked Orange County felony officers under a bridge. The women were near an SUV that belonged to the Orange County Sheriff’s department. Cindy and Casey were pulled over after Casey apparently failed to return home by the 4pm time required by her home confinement agreement. Was Casey trying to make a last-ditch run for it?



Casey was placed into the officer’s SUV, taken away to the Orange County Sheriff’s department, and is expected to be booked into the Orange County jail directly.

Lawson Lamar, State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, spoke in court shortly after the judge returned. Attorney Lamar stated:

“The spring term of the Orange County Grand Jury has listened to evidence today,” Lamar said. “And has heard evidence from scientific sources including the FBI laboratory, the Oak Ridge laboratory, an FBI agent and quite a bit of work done by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. “The investigation contains intricate forensics that are on the cutting edge of science. We are used to complex forensics and are ready to manage this evidence at trial.

They have considered the evidence; they have deliberated and have returned an indictment. In this indictment, the named defendant is not in custody, and for that reason, this need be sealed if your honor will so order until such time as this person is reduced to custody. Count one is a capital count and that being the case, and the State averring that the evidence is compelling, we would ask the Court to set bond at no bond on count one and issue a capeas.”

Casey seems to be sort of crying at the press conference held by her attorney, Jose Baez, although on the video there are NO ACTUAL TEARS. This is the MOST emotion she has shown since the beginning of this case. Sociopath Casey isn’t “crying” for Caylee, she’s crying for herself. At the impromptu media briefing, Baez said “She’s not running from this. She’s doing her best to stand strong, to stand up to the powers that are working against her. And they threw the kitchen sink at her a long time ago.” WHATEVER.


Casey’s poor father George was very emotional before testifying. He clutched a “Find Caylee” binder in his folded arms. “This is going to be very hard for me to do. The focus has always been on my granddaughter and always will be. I love my daughter, I love my wife, I love my son,” Anthony said.

He asked for the public to keep his family, especially Caylee, in their prayers. “If someone could take a moment out at 11 o’clock this morning and 11 o’clock tonight and just pray for her. That’s all I’m asking for. That’s all I can say.” This poor man has been through holy hell, and unfortunately, it isn’t close to being over. Snarkista is saying prayers for George too, who seems to be a good man, an honest man, and a man being put through something horribly unimaginable.

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Casey will appear before a judge on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. ET. It’s about freakin’ time.




Casey’s latest mugshot is below…and looks exactly like all of her previous mugshots. This is a sociopath. No more emotion at being charged with Murder 1, than when she was charged with child neglect, or forging checks. If we didn’t know the date, we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

Breaking: Casey Anthony Escorted Out In Handcuffs

UPDATE: Casey Anthony made a brief appearance before a judge in Orange County, Florida this morning (Saturday). She was silent, and her attorney Jose Baez was at her side. The judge affirmed her $3000 bond on several charges of economic fraud. Casey, however, will NOT be bonding out today. Last night, Bounty hunter Leonard Padilla and his bail-bondsman nephew revoked the $500,000 bond they put up allowing Casey to leave jail for house-arrest at her parents’ home. That bond was set when Casey was originally arrested on charges of child neglect and lying to authorities. She remains the only person of interest in the disappearance of her 3 year old daughter Caylee, approximately 45 days ago.
Casey Anthony, mom of missing toddler Caylee Anthony, has just been led handcuffed from her parents’ house in Orlando, Florida (8:30 pm. ET). A limited-immunity deal was on the table for the missing tot’s mom, but sources now say she has been arrested with new charges, possibly murder, possibly theft/white collar crimes relating to money Casey had stolen from friends and family. She has been taken to jail.

DNA tests run on the trunk of her car were released this week, and were matches with 3 year old Caylee’s. University Of Tennessee’s Body Farm also did air-sampling that confirmed a decomposing body had been in the trunk of the car. The forensic results have been damning, and unfortunately point to the likelihood that little Caylee is dead.

Yuri Melich, lead detective on the case, was one of the men who escorted the handcuffed Casey into a waiting police vehicle. Six or more marked cars arrived at the house while a protest was being held outside. Initially, reporters thought the police were there to disperse the protesters. It soon became evident that they were there for Casey. Her attorney, José Baez was not visibly present, indicating that the police were not there to cut a deal. Casey, as usual, was stonefaced. The crowd was cheering.

A sheriff’s press conference is due shortly. RAW VIDEO OF CASEY’S RE-ARREST HERE. Update: WVTV is reporting that Orange County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the Anthony family home Friday evening and arrested Casey Anthony on charges of forgery, theft and using fraudulent information. The charges stem from allegations Casey took money, possibly from family or friends. “She had used names and checks in an account that didn’t belong to her,” said Capt. Angelo Nieves of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Anthony was being held on a $3,000 bond Friday night. The sheriff’s press conference said Casey is due to appear in court tomorrow morning at 11:30 am ET. The formal charges are Uttering a Forged Instrument, Fraudulent Use of Personal Information and Petty Theft.

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