Casey Anthony Trial Too Hot for an Orlando Jury
A panel from outside Anthony's home county in Florida will hear the first-degree murder case
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.