Casey Anthony's attorneys ask to block mention of her murder trial in upcoming defamation lawsuit
Anthony is being sued for defamation by Zenaida Gonzalez, a woman whose name is similar to the fictional nanny Anthony initially told police had abducted her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Caylee Anthony went missing in July 2008. Her body was found in December of that year.
Casey Anthony was accused of murdering her daughter, but was acquitted by a jury.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Anthony's attorneys had filed a motion asking d Circuit Judge Lisa Munyon to block "any evidence, comment, or other reference by counsel of any witness in this case concerning" their client's murder prosecution or trial.
During a hearing Thursday morning, Gonzalez's attorneys agreed to try to avoid mention of the trial, but that some evidence from the trial - such as witness statement - might need to be introduced as part of the case, according to the Orlando Sentinel.