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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

State Drops Child Neglect Charge Against Casey Anthony

Prosecutors: Charge Was Premised On Theory Caylee Was Alive

October 21, 2008

The state has dropped its original child neglect charge against Casey Anthony, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The neglect charge “was premised on the theory that her child, Caylee Marie, was still alive. As the investigation progressed and it became clear that the evidence proved that the child was deceased, the State sought an indictment on the legally appropriate charges,” the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office said in an e-mail.

Anthony was indicted last week on new charges, including first-degree murder. Earlier this year, Anthony was charged with child neglect when she reported her daughter, Caylee, missing.

But now that prosecutors say their investigation shows Caylee is dead, the original child neglect charge has been dropped. Anthony still faces check fraud charges.

Caylee has not been seen since June. Anthony is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges on Oct. 28. She is being held on no bond.
On a side note, one of the talking heads said last night that George put $50 in her jail account for commissary items. My heart really does go out to him.

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