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Casey Anthony trial: Another emotional day

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A day after falling ill when jurors saw pictures of her 2-year-old daughter's skull, Casey Anthony returned to an Orlando courtroom, to hear more gruesome testimony as her murder trial resumed.

She broke down in tears and starting shaking when a professor of anthropology testified that some of her daughter Caylee's bones had been chewed on by animals. She was immediately comforted by defense attorney Dorothy Simms.

Professor John J. Schultz of the University of Central Florida, told jurors how a team of forensics people carefully searched the wooded area, marking with tiny flags the locations where the child's bones were found.

Prosecutors resumed Friday where they left off when Judge Belvin Perry ended proceedings a day earlier after Anthony felt sick and had to leave the courtroom.

On Friday morning, jurors saw photos of the tattered and torn shorts and shirt Caylee was wearing when she died. Later, as they viewed pictures of Caylee's bones, Anthony looked down, covering her mouth with her fist.

Anthony is accused of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say she used duct tape to suffocate Caylee June 2008. The defense contends Caylee drowned in her grandparents' pool. Her remains were found in December 2008.

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