A panel from outside Anthony's home county in Florida will hear the first-degree murder case

By Tim Nudd
Updated May 09, 2011 07:40 AM
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Credit: Orlando Sentinel/MCT/Landov

Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of Casey Anthony, the 25-year-old Florida woman charged with killing her then 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie in 2008.

The jury will be chosen in Clearwater, Fla., in Pinellas County – not in Anthony’s home of Orange County – because of the intense media coverage of the case to date, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The jury-selection location had been kept secret until Monday.

Caylee Anthony went missing in June 2008. Her mother waited a month to report it to police. Some five months later, Caylee’s decomposing body was found in a wooded area less than half a mile from the family’s Orlando home.

Anthony, who has been incarcerated since before her daughter’s remains were found, is charged with first-degree murder.

Once seated, the jury will be brought to Orlando for a trial that is expected to last two months.