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Casey Anthony Update: Jury to cost state more than $361,000

Casey and Caylee Anthony Personal Photo

Casey Anthony Update: Jury to cost state more than $361,000
Casey and Caylee Anthony
Personal Photo

(CBS/WKMG) ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida jurors in the highly anticipated murder trial of Casey Anthony, the young mother who allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter in 2008, will cost the court system more than $361,000, according to a report.

Pictures: Casey and Caylee Anthony, Personal Photos

According to a cost breakdown provided by Ninth Judicial Circuit Court administrators, most of the cost will be spent on housing, feeding and transporting the jury for eight weeks, according to CBS affiliate WKMG.

The plan is to house 20 jurors for about eight weeks at $112 per day.

"It's an estimate of the expenses, but it's certainly not all-inclusive," court spokeswoman Karen Levey told the Orlando Sentinel. However, Levey claimed the cost breakdown per juror is "fairly accurate."

The expenses and other costs will likely make the trial one of the most expensive in Florida history, reports WKMG.

Anthony, 24, remains jailed on first-degree murder charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee, whose remains were found in December 2008. Caylee was 2-years-old when she was reported missing about six months earlier.

Anthony has pleaded not guilty. Her trial is scheduled to begin in May.

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  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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