Casey Anthony Murder Trial still has no jury

May 18, 2011, 10:42 by R.E. Christian

Efforts to finish seating a jury for Casey Anthony's murder trial in the death of her daughter came up one juror short in a Clearwater, Fla., courtroom Tuesday.

Twice during the day it appeared a 12th juror had been found only to have the defense use its striking privilege, Orlando's WFTV-TV reported.

Chief Judge Belvin Perry recessed the proceedings at 6:50 p.m. and efforts to complete the jury selection will resume Wednesday morning, the TV station said.

The jury is being empaneled in Clearwater because of concerns about pretrial bias but the trial is to take place in Orlando.

Jurors will be sequestered during the trial, which is expected to take six to eight weeks.

Anthony, 25, is accused of first-degree murder in the slaying of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The child's body was found in the woods near their home.

Anthony, who says a babysitter kidnapped her daughter, could face the death penalty if convicted.

Source: UPI