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Closing Arguments Finished

ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney has finished his closing argument insisting that the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee was an "accident snowballed out of
control."

Jose Baez spent most of his four-hour argument Sunday concentrating on holes in the prosecution's forensic evidence, sayin it was based on a "fantasy." The judge overseeing the case indicated that the jury will begin deliberating on Monday.

Prosecutors contend Caylee was suffocated with duct tape by her mother, who then crafted elaborate lies to mislead investigators and her parents. Baez says the toddler accidentally drowned in the family swimming pool and that her father made the death look like a
murder, which he denies.

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Casey Anthony's attorney resumed his closing arguments by ridiculing the prosecution's forensic evidence as a "fantasy."

Jose Baez told the Florida jurors after their lunch break that prosecutors are hoping the emotional 2008 death of Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee will cause them to see stains and
insects that don't exist.

Baez said prosecutors didn't prove that stains in the trunk of Anthony's car were caused by Caylee decomposing there. He said maggots in the trunk came from a trash bag found there.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Casey Anthony suffocated Caylee with duct tape. Defense attorneys say the child drowned in the family's pool and that Anthony panicked. They say her father made the death look like a murder and threw the body in some nearby woods. Her father denies that.

 

 

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