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After the prosecution rested in the Casey Anthony trial, the judge denied the defense's motion for acquittal on the Florida woman's murder charge.

Judge Belvin Perry said the state presented "substantial, competent evidence" that Anthony's daughter Caylee was slain and she was responsible.

The defense now must proceed with its case on Thursday.

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Anthony faces three charges, including first-degree premeditated murder. She had no reaction in the Orlando court when the motion was denied.

Her attorney, Cheney Mason, had argued that prosecutors failed to present evidence that a murder had even occurred, premeditated or otherwise.

"There has been no evidence of premeditation," the lawyer said. "There has been a stacking of inferences. A stacking of speculation. No evidence."

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The prosecution in the Casey Anthony murder trial once again called a crucial witness to the stand on Tuesday: Anthony's mother, Cindy.

Testifying for the third time in the trial, Cindy helped the prosecution establish and connect key bits of evidence against Casey Anthony.

Items found with murdered Caylee Anthony's remains can be traced back to the Anthony home, according to the testimony from Cindy.

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As Cindy left the stand and took her seat next to husband George, she mouthed "I love you" to Casey, but her daughter looked away.

Cindy Anthony was among the last of the prosecution witnesses. The defense case - full of shocking claims - is expected to begin this week.

Cindy testified today that a canvas laundry bag had been missing from the family home. A similar bag was found with Caylee's remains.

She also said a Winnie-the-Pooh blanket was missing; a similar one was found at the scene. But the most disturbing revelation came later.

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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."

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Caylee Anthony was murdered.

So stated Dr. Jan Garavaglia, a semi-famous coroner, who testified in court today during the Casey Anthony trial.

The defense has been arguing that the two-year old daughter of their defendant died of an accidental drowning, but there's "no other logical conclusion" aside from homicide, said Garavaglia, the Orange County chief medical examiner.

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How can Garavaglia state this as a fact? She reached the conclusion based on the condition of Caylee's remains and other factors, including the discovery of duct tape around her skull.

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Casey Anthony abruptly left the courtroom during her murder trial with an undisclosed sickness after seeing graphic photos of her slain daughter's remains.

Whatever the reason, that was the end of the trial for the day.

"Miss Anthony is ill. We're recessing for the day," Judge Belvin Perry said. "Neither the state nor the defense has any comment regarding her illness."

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The early end to the court session in the Orlando murder trial came after a day of graphic testimony and grisly photographs of Caylee's remains.

Discovered in December 2008, two-year-old Caylee had disappeared five months earlier. Casey Anthony is accused of murdering the toddler.

When testimony with the Orange County Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, Dr. Gary Utz, began after s lunch break, Anthony looked weak and pale.

Then, after the break, she looked like she was going to be sick. She couldn't even stand up as the jury left the courtroom. She was escorted out.

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Uncomfortable silence gripped the courtroom Thursday as jurors in the Casey Anthony trial were shown graphic photos of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony.

After the judge warned courtroom spectators with "queasy stomachs" to "control their emotions," prosecutors introduced photos taken Dec. 11, 2008.

Taken in the woods near the Anthony family's Orlando home, the grisly images flashed on the screen, while Casey Anthony wept openly in court.

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Casey Anthony stands accused of murdering young Caylee. Yesterday, her alleged online searches for chloroform and neck breaking were revealed.

Also testifying Thursday morning was Casey's brother Lee, who was called to the stand by the prosecution for questioning about Casey Anthony's lies.

Lee said that after Caylee's disappearance, Casey told him that her nanny "Zanny" – a.k.a. Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who both sides now say is a fabrication – and "Zanny's" sister had held her down by her wrists at a local park.

Lee Anthony testified that Caylee said Zanny told her she was taking Caylee because Casey "was not being a good mother" and "to teach her a lesson."

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A search of Casey Anthony's computer turned up some online searches that will make your stomach turn. Not good for the accused child murderer.

Months before her daughter, Caylee Anthony, disappeared in 2008, someone logged into the family computer and searched for "chloroform."

According to detective Sandra Osborne, searches for chloroform appeared in deleted space on the hard drive of the Anthony family's laptop.

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"I was able to look at it, and recognized immediately that it was an Internet search," Osborne testified for the prosecution in the Casey Anthony trial.

Prosecutors allege that chloroform, a potentially lethal chemical, was found in the trunk of Anthony's car after Caylee's death at the age of two.

As jurors scribbled notes, Osborne explained that the Anthony family computer contained about four and a half years of Internet history in all.

Documents released by the court last year also showed searches on the same machine for "neck breaking" and "how to make chloroform."

Pretty startling news, and not good for Anthony, whose agitated, erratic behavior was apparent in the jail video played for the jury this week.

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A video played for jurors Friday in the Casey Anthony trial shows the accused child murderer growing noticeably exasperated with her parents.

Near the beginning of the video, her mother, Cindy Anthony, suggests the possibility that Caylee Anthony, 2, had died in a freak accident.

"They are saying Caylee drowned in the pool," Cindy says, to which the 25-year-old defendant responds dismissively, "Surprise, surprise."

The completely unexpected and stunning defense claim that Caylee drowned accidentally on June 16, 2008 was made in court last week.

This jailhouse visit occurred nearly two months after Caylee's death. As the visit continues, Casey bristles as Cindy asks her for details.

"I'm frustrated and I'm angry," Casey says. "This is the first time that I've truly, truly been angry. I'm so beyond frustrated with all this."

As you can see in the clip above, Anthony also snaps at father George for interrupting her, growing increasingly agitated and erratic.

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The case of Casey Anthony - a woman accused of killing her her two-year old daughter, Caylee - got underway today. And the defense attorney presented a shocking argument on behalf of his client.

Claiming that Casey lied about her child going missing in 2008, Jose Baez told the jury that Caylee "was never missing. She drowned in the family swimming pool."

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Almost three years go, the young girl's body was found just a half mile from her Orlando house. By that time, Casey, who hadn't reported Caylee's disappearance weeks, had already been arrested.

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