Announcement of the decision has not been made yet. Will update as soon as it’s read…
UPDATE I: The grand jury returned an indictment for a capital crime but did not identify the defendant. The court will not name the defendant until she is taken into custody. It’s unclear where Casey Anthony is at this time
UPDATE II: THE DECISION IS IN …
- Count one is first-degree murder.
- Count two is for causing great bodily harm to Caylee, by intentionally inflicting injury on her or causing the injury to happen.
- Count three is aggravated manslaughter, that as Caylee’s caregiver, Casey failed to give her what was needed for her physical or mental health or to protect her from abuse that caused her death.
- Counts four to seven involve lying to law enforcement during her discussions with investigators
Casey Anthony was in handcuffs when she was led into the Orange County Sheriff’s Office around 4:40pm. She’s being held on no bond. (WFTV)
UPDATE III: Mom Charged With Murder in Caylee Anthony Case
A Florida grand jury has indicted the mother of missing toddler Caylee Anthony on first degree murder charges. Casey Anthony, 22, was charged in an indictment unsealed today with intentionally killing her daughter. She was also charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and providing false information to law enforcement.
UPDATE IV: Florida grand jury has returned a seven-count indictment charging Casey Anthony with first-degree murder in the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Lawson Lamar, the state attorney for Orange County, Florida, said the first count is a capital charge — which could carry a penalty of life in prison or death.
She was also charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter of a child and four counts of providing false information to police.
The 19 grand jurors — 10 women and nine men — deliberated for about half an hour after hearing from police, a cadaver dog handler, an FBI agent and the missing child’s grandfather.
Anthony, who spent most of the day at her lawyer’s office, surrendered about 90 minutes after the sealed indictment was returned. Prosecutors are asking Anthony be held without bond. (CNN)
Casey Anthony’s Jose Bias has stated in an impromtu meeting following the grand jury decision that “She’s doing her best to stand strong, to stand up to the powers that are working against her”. He also stated that “She (Casey) has been living a nightmare,” and ”she has a missing child. She’s also a child.” Well Attorney Bias, at least Casey Anthony can say she is still living.
UPDATE V: George Anthony video with his attorney before testifying against Casey Anthony. Thankfully, George asked everyone to pray for his grand daughter Caylee Anthony.