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Casey Anthony Trial Update: Bug expert testifies for the defense

Casey Anthony is shown at the defense table before the start of court in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, June 17, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008 AP Photo/Red Huber

Casey Anthony Trial Update: Defense calls bug expert to the stand
Casey Anthony is shown at the defense table before the start of court in her murder trial June 17, 2011.
AP Photo/Red Huber

(CBS/WKMG/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - The defense called Dr. Timothy Huntington, a forensic expert specializing in entomology, to testify in the Casey Anthony trial Friday.

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Huntington testified about the insects in the trunk of Anthony's car and at the scene where her daughter Caylee was found. 

Huntington said he was called by Anthony's defense team on Dec. 11, 2008, the day Caylee Anthony's remains were found. He said he arrived in Orlando on Dec. 13, reports CBS affiliate WKMG.

Huntington said the entomological evidence indicates that Caylee Anthony's body was moved to the wooded area where her remains were found after decomposition began. He said, if she had fully decomposed in the spot where her remains were found, there would have been a stain from decompsitional fluids.

Huntington also said evidence in the trunk of Anthony's car indicates a body did not decompose in the car, contrary to what the prosecution has claimed.

The defense claims the smell that multiple witnesses testified about in the trunk of Anthony's car came from trash, not the toddler's dead body.

On Saturday, entomologist Dr. Neal Haskell testified for the prosecution that a decomposing body had been in Anthony's trunk for a few days before being removed.

Haskell said that entomological evidence showed that Caylee's body had been in the woods for around six months before her remains were found in December 2008.

Anthony, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in the death Caylee and has pleaded not guilty. Anthony could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Casey Anthony case was recently reported on by "48 Hours Mystery."

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  • Camille Mann

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