Casey Anthony trial resumes in FL after short day

June 14, 2011 - 3:30 AM
Casey Anthony Trial

Casey Anthony sits at the defense table in court before the start of the 17th day of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Monday, June 13, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her 2-year old daughter in 2008.(AP Photo/Red Huber,Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The murder trial of Casey Anthony, who's accused of killing her daughter, will resume in a central Florida courtroom with the prosecution close to wrapping up their evidence presentation.

Court recessed early on Monday with the state calling only a pair of FBI forensics experts. The reason for the early dismissal was because the prosecution's next witness isn't scheduled to arrive in town until early Tuesday afternoon. State attorneys say they're ahead of schedule and the defense could be able to call its first witness Wednesday.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee, and faces a death sentence if convicted. Prosecutors say Caylee was suffocated with duct tape, while the defense says she drowned in her grandparents' pool.