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Jailhouse video of Casey Anthony is released


Jailhouse video of Anthony is released

A Florida judge has decided to release jailhouse video of Casey Anthony being told that the remains of her 2-year-old daughter had been found in 2008.

Judge Belvin Perry ruled Friday that protecting Anthony's right to a fair trial was no longer an issue. He dismissed defense claims that the video should remain secret under medical privacy laws. Defense attorneys argued she was in a jail medical facility when she found out and received a sedative.

Anthony was acquitted in July of killing her daughter Caylee, but she was found guilty on three counts of lying to police.

An Orlando television station had filed the request to release the video earlier this week. The tape has been sealed since June 2009.


Ex-legislator joins Board of Governors

Gov. Rick Scott named former state Rep. Christopher Corr, a Jacksonville business executive, on Friday to the Florida Board of Governors, a panel that oversees Florida's 11 state universities. Corr, 47, replaces Charles B. Edwards, a Fort Myers lawyer.

Edwards resigned to take a seat on the Board of Trustees for the University of Florida. Corr was elected to the Florida House in 1990 and served just one term.


Millions of honey bees are killed in Brevard

State officials are investigating to see how millions of honey bees were killed in Brevard County.

Several beekeepers in the county have reported lost colonies this week. Charles Smith of Smith Family Honey Co. told the Stuart News on Thursday that he lost 400 beehives to apparent poisonings. State officials are testing the bees to determine what chemicals contributed to their deaths.

The case in Micco, 18 miles south of Melbourne, is being investigated by state agriculture officials and the Sheriff's Office.

Times wires

Jailhouse video of Casey Anthony is released 09/30/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 30, 2011 9:31pm]
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