Casey Anthony murder trial enters 30th day

June 28, 2011 - 9:29 AM
Casey Anthony Trial

Casey Anthony sits at the defense table during a break in court during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, June 27, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with the murder of her 2-year old daughter in 2008. (AP Photo/Red Huber,Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The trial of a Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter has resumed in an Orlando courtroom, a day after her attorneys sought a mistrial and a judge ruled she was competent to continue the trial.

The first witness called Tuesday morning was a former team leader of Texas Equusearch volunteers who searched for Caylee Anthony.

On Monday, Casey Anthony's attorneys asked the judge to select a new jury. The attorneys sought the mistrial based on a ruling by a federal judge in Miami last week that declared Florida's death penalty unconstitutional.

Anthony has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

The trial judge ruled Anthony is competent Monday after her attorneys asked that she get a mental evaluation.