Updated 10/14/08 – Casey Anthony has been indicted by a grand jury on seven counts including 1st Degree Murder and is in police custody. More info here.
Update August 29th 10:50PM – Casey has been re-arrested for writing bad checks.
Updated August 29th 5:33PM
Casey Anthony’s bond revoked, to return to jail on Saturday?
7:30 AM – The Orlando Sentinel is now also reporting that the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has the results back from the FBI’s forensic labs and will be sharing that information with state prosecutors today.
Updated August 28th 2008 6:30AM
Lake Erie Princess sent me a link last night via email shortly after I went to bed to the video over at WFTV Channel 9. Apparently along with the air test results, preliminary results from the DNA tests on the hair, stain and dirt found in Casey Anthony’s trunk has come in and it shows that it was Caylee’s body in her trunk. Obviously from the other reports on air last night the Anthonys and Jose Baez are refuting this report and saying that is not the reason investigators were at his office yesterday. I suppose we shall know later today if Casey takes the plea bargain or not.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the FBI results have not come back in, so obviously one is either in the know or they are just making shit up in hopes it comes true.
I ran across this over at True Crime Report as well. Steve Huff, a respected crime blogger, is reporting that according to WESH the odor results may be admissable in court but that they are not as compelling as DNA results, which is most likely why they have offered her the deal.
If she’s smart she’ll take it. The reports on the hair and stain samples from her car aren’t in yet but I am pretty sure what they will show.
Not that it ever really looked like anything different but the Orange County Sheriff’s department has confirmed that air samples taken from Casey Anthony’s car show that a decomposing body was inside the trunk.
They have offered Anthony a partial immunity deal if she admits that Caylee Anthony died as a result of an accident. If she does take the deal any information that she provides to police wouldn’t be used against her in prosecution.
Danielle Tavernier, spokeswoman for the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office, said they are not disclosing any details of their prosecution, but that Anthony had been “invited to our office to shed light on the disappearance of the victim in this case.”
Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s department are at Jose Baez’s office meeting with her mother Cindy Anthony right now. Casey was there but apparently left at 3PM, right after the police arrived.
FOX News also has the story up:
Detectives and cadaver dogs said they detected the smell of human decomposition coming from the trunk of the Pontiac Casey Anthony was driving when her little girl disappeared more than two months ago.
The University of Tennessee “Body Farm” conducted the tests on the car’s air samples Aug. 10, and on Wednesday their conclusion was released: a human corpse had been decomposing there, according to WESH-2 TV.
I’ve also seen the page at WESH, they have a video report up as well.
According to Fox Orlando in order to take advantage of the plea deal she has 24 hours to take the deal and it’s only valid if she provides concrete information that leads to the discovery of Caylee or her remains.
Cindy Anthony and Jose Baez reportedly left the office at 4:45PM
I will be updating this story throughout the evening starting at the top.
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