ORLANDO, Fla. — Jurors did not reach a verdict Monday in the Casey Anthony murder trial after deliberating for almost six hours on the prosecution’s claim that the woman killed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, because the toddler interrupted her carefree partying.
The jury began considering the case around noon after prosecutors gave a rebuttal closing argument and said the defense’s assertion that Caylee’s death was an accident made no sense.
Anthony is charged with first-degree murder and six other charges. If convicted of first-degree murder, she could be sentenced to death or life in prison. The sequestered jury of seven women and five men was scheduled to resume deliberating today at 8:30 a.m.