crimesider

Casey Anthony Update: No More Delays for Murder Trial, Judge Says

Casey Anthony Update: No More Delays for Murder Trial, Judge Says
Casey Anthony with Her Daughter, Caylee (Personal Photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS/WKMG) A status hearing was held Monday in the Casey Anthony murder case.

PICTURES: Casey Anthony Personal Photos

Orange County Circuit Judge Belvin Perry Jr. went over agenda items, including potential witness lists, with attorneys for the prosecution and defense.

Perry warned lawyers Monday to expect long days in the upcoming trial and no delays.

"This case must come to an end at some point. This case must be tried at some point," Perry told lawyers at the hearing, according to CNN.

Anthony, 24, is 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 in July 2008.

Casey Anthony did not attend the status hearing.

Later this week, Anthony's defense team is expected to depose 35 people, including Orange County homicide detectives, agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and members of the U.S. Secret Service.

Anthony has pleaded not guilty. Her trial is expected to begin on May 9 and opening statements are set to begin a week later.

Reporting Contributed by CBS Affiliate WKMG.

Complete Coverage of the Casey Anthony Murder Case on Crimesider.

  • Edecio Martinez

Comments

Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.