Casey Anthony Trial: Heart-Shaped Stickers, Duct Tape Residue Introduced as Evidence

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A physical scientist and forensic examiner testified today that there was heart-shaped residue on the duct tape over the mouth of slain Caylee Anthony.

"It was approximately the size of a dime," Elizabeth Fontaine testified as the murder trial of Casey Anthony, Caylee's mother, continued this morning.

"If you wore a band aid for an extended time, then take it off, there would be glue residue and debris. That's what this looked like, but heart shaped."

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The state, which says Caylee was murdered, plans to introduce evidence that similar heart-shaped stickers were found in Casey Anthony's home.

Some evidence at the trial has been enough to make Casey Anthony sick. But one thing was missing from the tape: fingerprints of the toddler's killer.

The FBI believes the fingerprints vanished when Caylee's body was outdoors in the months before she was found in the woods near her home.

"Fingerprints are fragile," Fontaine said. "It's not surprising there were none."

In cross-examination, defense attorney Jose Baez criticized the sticker evidence.

"When you examined it a second time, it was gone," Baez said. "Is that correct?"

"It was no longer visible," said Fontaine, who noted that other FBI agents had tested the duct tape in the meantime while investigating the case.

The trial is entering its fourth week, and the prosecution says it will wrap up its case soon. Casey Anthony faces the death penalty if convicted.

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so many millions of people post about this whole ordeal...but yet no one wants to look at themselves in the mirror....truth is no one is perfect, dont judge casey

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shes 100% guilty wat mother in their right mind wld leave their lil girl in the woods for all those months that is just sick and twisted she deserves to rot in prison for the rest of her life like life with out the possibility of parroll so she cld think about all the gruesome things she did to that lil girl and let it haunt her memories and life!!!

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casey is guilty but what kind of grandparent wa its that long to report grandaughter missing if my grandaughter was missing for 1 day i would take action. the parents played some part in this tragedy

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Casey Anthony on Trial Casey Anthony is an accused murderer from Orlando, Florida. In 2008, authorities believe she killed her two-year-old, Caylee Marie... More »
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