Casey Anthony trial set for short day of testimony

June 22, 2011 - 3:59 AM
Casey Anthony Trial

Casey Anthony, left, with her attorney Dorothy Clay Sims, right, stand as the jury enters after lunch during her trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Casey Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida trial of Casey Anthony, who's accused of killing her daughter, will resume a day after the defense attacked forensics evidence previously offered by the prosecution.

Judge Belvin Perry says Wednesday will only be a half-day because he must attend a judge's meeting.

Forensic botanist Jane Bock testified Tuesday that 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's skeletal remains could have been in the woods for as little as two weeks when they were discovered in December 2008, a much shorter time period than prosecutors allege.

But the defense team also suffered a setback when Judge Perry ruled that a defense DNA expert could not testify about decomposition evidence found in Anthony's trunk until a hearing is held.

Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in Caylee's death and has pleaded not guilty.