Casey Anthony Murder Trial delayed
R.E. Christian

May 16, 2011, 07:44

The Casey Anthony murder trail, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed because a jury has not been seated, court officials in Florida said.

Anthony is charged in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Jury selection continued Saturday in Clearwater, but so far only a dozen potential jurors have been identified following six days of interviews, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Sunday.

Jury selection was to continue Monday. The first-degree murder case requires 12 jurors.

Anthony, 25, could face the death penalty if convicted of first degree murder. Jury selection started Monday, and several potential jurors were disqualified after saying they already made their mind up about the case.

Saturday, Juror 1407, a 22-year-old male, said he heard about the case early on, but has not followed its progression. He said he generally avoids the news, because, "It's all awful."

The potential juror also expressed his disdain for the media.

"They're mostly liars," he said. "They make a lot of things up, and you can't trust a thing they say."

Source: UPI

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