Jail videos released in Anthony case
Apr 07,2009 00:00 by UPI

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Newly released video of Casey Anthony shows her chuckling with detectives on the day she was indicted in the death of her daughter, Florida prosecutors say.

Prosecutors Monday released the video and hours of taped interviews as part of their case against Anthony, 23, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported.

The videos also include Anthony's reaction when she learned her daughter's remains had been found last Dec. 11 just blocks from their home, the Sentinel reported Tuesday.

In that video, Anthony collapsed in a jail chair, appeared to hyperventilate and then asked for a sedative, said Lt. Tammy Unser. Anthony was breathing rapidly and spoke quickly but didn't cry until her defense arrived and she broke down and wept, Unser said.

Anthony's trial tentatively is scheduled to begin in October. Caylee disappeared in June 2008 but her mother did not report her missing for more than a month, police said.

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