Mom of missing Fla. toddler out of jail again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The mother of a missing Florida toddler has been released from jail -- again.

Casey Anthony posted bond Tuesday on charges of petty theft, check forgery and using a false identity.

Investigators call the 22-year-old mother a person of interest in the disappearance of 3-year-old Caylee, reported missing in mid-July. They say evidence indicates the girl's decomposing body was in her mother's car, but Anthony says she doesn't know what happened.

This was Anthony's second arrest on accusations of check theft. She also faces charges of child neglect and making false statements.

Her attorney, Jose Baez, says investigators only arrested Anthony on theft charges to bring attention to the case.

A judge also has denied Anthony's neighbors' request to keep protesters and reporters away.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28464399