Pivotal day in Casey Anthony jury selection begins

Casey Anthony charged in death of daughter, Caylee

CLEARWATER, FL. - A pivotal fourth day of jury selection has started in the trial of an Orlando woman accused of killing her
2-year-old daughter.

More than 60 remaining prospective jurors are being questioned Thursday at Pinellas County Courthouse about pretrial publicity and whether or not they could impose a death sentence if there's a
conviction.

Jury selection is being held outside Orlando because of intense pretrial publicity. Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of daughter Caylee in 2008.

The first three days of jury selection were spent narrowing down a pool of 200 possible jurors. Those who weren't dismissed because of personal conflicts or hardships have advanced to this round.

The judge hopes to have a jury in place to begin trial in Orlando on Tuesday.

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