Casey Anthony must attend pretrial hearings


Casey Anthony makes an appearance for a court hearing in a Orange County courtroom Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 in Orlando, Fla. A judge agreed Thursday to some restrictions on how autopsy photos and X-rays of a toddler's remains can be viewed by the defense team for Anthony, who is charged with killing her.

Orlando Sentinel, Red Huber/The Associated Press
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 2:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 2:37 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. A judge has ruled that a Florida mother charged with killing her toddler must attend her pretrial hearings.

The Orlando judge ruled Thursday that Casey Anthony must be at all hearings except scheduling and trial status hearings. The next one is scheduled for Friday morning.

Her defense attorney had objected, citing the media frenzy it causes each time Casey Anthony is in a courtroom. The attorney says Anthony signed a form waiving the requirement that she be in court during the hearings.

Anthony is charged with killing her daughter, Caylee, who was 2 when she disappeared last summer.

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