Anthony takes ill, judge recesses trial for day

June 9, 2011 - 3:59 PM
Casey Anthony Trial

Casey Anthony weeps as evidence photos showing the skeletal remains of her daughter Caylee Anthony are shown during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.(AP Photo/Joe Burbank,Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony's trial in the death of her daughter has ended early for the day in Florida because she is ill.

Judge Belvin Perry announced the news after sending the jury home for the day, asking them not to speculate about why court was ending early.

Thursday had been the most intense day of evidence so far during the 14 days of the murder trial, with jurors viewing crime scene photos of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's remains — including pictures of her decomposed skull.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in Caylee's death. Prosecutors say she used duct tape to suffocate her daughter in the summer of 2008. The defense contends Caylee drowned in her grandparents' pool. Her remains were found in December 2008.