Insect expert testifies in Anthony murder trial

June 11, 2011 - 11:29 AM
Casey Anthony Trial

Casey Anthony reacts during forensic testimony at her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Friday, June 10, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An insect expert says he found flies related to decomposition in the trunk of a car that belonged to Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Forensic entomologist Neal Haskell testified Saturday that the evidence was consistent with a body being in the trunk of the vehicle for a short period of time and then removed. Prosecutors believe the toddler's body was kept in the car before being left in a wooded area near Casey Anthony's home.

Anthony has been charged with first-degree murder in her daughter's death. If convicted she could face the death penalty.

Prosecutors say she suffocated Caylee Anthony with duct tape. The defense contends the girl died in her grandparents' swimming pool.