published Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Casey Anthony trial resumes in Florida after short day

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    Elizabeth Fontaine, a latent print expert for the FBI, testifies during the trial of Casey Anthony at the Orange County Courthouse on Monday, June 13, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. She is holding an evidence envelope that contains duct tape found at the crime scene. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.(AP Photo/Red Huber,Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. — The murder trial of Casey Anthony, who's accused of killing her daughter, will resume in a central Florida courtroom with the prosecution close to wrapping up their evidence presentation.

Court recessed early on Monday with the state calling only a pair of FBI forensics experts. The reason for the early dismissal was because the prosecution's next witness isn't scheduled to arrive in town until early Tuesday afternoon. State attorneys say they're ahead of schedule and the defense could be able to call its first witness Wednesday.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and faces a death sentence if convicted. Prosecutors say Caylee was suffocated with duct tape, while the defense says she drowned in her grandparents' pool.

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