casey anthony trial

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Casey Anthony Trial: Jury Selection Continues Through Weekend
In a week that was supposed to yield an entire jury of 12 members and 8 alternates for the trial of Casey Anthony, who is on trial for the 2008 killing of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, the pace of selection has been painfully slow due to concerns of impartiality amid exhaustive media coverage.

On Friday, day 5 in the case, six jurors were dismissed from the pool of prospective panelists, and the defense used its first peremptory strike against juror #1011 -- a man who had lied about a D.U.I. in 2006.

Eight potential jurors will return for further questioning this weekend, including a nurse, a man who works in insurance, a counselor, a newspaper circulation manager, and a shift worker.

Throughout the jury selection process, which was moved from Orlando to Clearwater, defense attorneys are attempting to ensure that they can place jurors who might be sympathetic to their client.

"The defense attorneys have two goals here. Number one: innocence. And number two: there is a penalty phase in this case. They want to make sure that if and when they get to that penalty phase, they can get jurors who might be sympathetic to their client," said "Good Morning America" legal analyst Dan Abrams.

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