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Thursday
Jun092011

Casey Anthony Searched 'Chloroform,' 'Neck Breaking,' Prosecution Says

Orange County Government, Florida(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The prosecution in Casey Anthony's first degree murder trial claim that Anthony not only murdered 2-year-old Caylee, but plotted it for months by making numerous Google and Wikipedia searches for things like "chloroform," "neck breaking," "internal bleeding," "head injuries" and "chest trauma."

Revelations about the sinister searches made from the Anthony family's home computers show that someone visited a site on how to make chloroform 84 times.

The testimony about the computer searches was expected to continue Thursday.

On Wednesday, three computer forensic analysts testified that someone in the Anthony family home in March of 2008 made numerous searches for things like "death," "how to make chloroform" and "self defense." That's more than three months before Caylee was reported missing.

The trunk of Casey Anthony's car tested for high levels of chloroform and for human decomposition. Caylee's remains were found in December 2008 wrapped in a Winnie the Pooh blanket. Caylee's disappearance was reported in July of 2008, 31 days after she was last seen alive.

Detective Sandra Osborne from the Orange County Sheriff's Office said that the searches had been deleted by the user, but had not been overwritten so she was able to access them.

A desktop computer, a laptop, two digital cameras, and Casey Anthony's cellphone were also analyzed. There was no Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez found in Casey Anthony's cell phone record, forensic analysts testified. When authorities were first alerted that Caylee was missing on July 15, 2008, Anthony claimed a nanny named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez had taken her.

Casey Anthony's defense attorney Jose Baez argued that no one could say with certainty who made those searches. One computer analyst testified that the searches were done under a login called "Casey" and with a password that included part of a boyfriend's name.

If convicted of the most serious charge, Casey Anthony could face the death penalty.

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