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Casey Anthony trial put on hold, to resume Monday

ORLANDO

Anthony trial to resume Monday

The Casey Anthony trial is on hold. Attorneys for the mother accused of killing her daughter, 2, were expected to continue calling witnesses Saturday. But after meeting with attorneys from both sides in the morning, the judge announced that court would adjourn until Monday. He said a "legal matter" had come up. Outside the courthouse, defense attorney Cheney Mason shouted at the throng of reporters to get out of his way, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

TARPON SPRINGS

Death of man, 48, called suspicious

Police were investigating the death of a man found in his mobile home late Friday. Officers received a 911 call at 10:49 p.m. about a man who was bleeding in a mobile home park at 40010 U.S. 19 N, police said. When they arrived, they found Paul Dwayne Wiggins, 48, inside his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Tarpon Springs police said. "Officers determined the death was suspicious in nature and called for detectives to respond," said Sgt. Ed Miller on Saturday. The cause of death will be determined by the Pinellas-Pasco County Medical Examiner's Office. Relatives declined to comment.

PINELLAS PARK

Driver dies after being hit at red light

A 65-year-old driver was killed Friday morning when another car ran a red light and struck her car. Joan Fowler of St. Petersburg was stopped at a red light at Bryan Dairy and Belcher roads about 8:25 a.m. when a 1999 Mazda driven by Alicia Johnson, 39, failed to slow or stop, Pinellas Park police said. Johnson's Mazda hit Fowler's 2002 Honda, pushing the Honda into a third car. Fowler was taken to a hospital, where she died. Johnson of Largo was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the third car, Anuja Pradhan, 41, of Palm Harbor, was treated at the scene. The crash closed the intersection for several hours. Charges are pending against Johnson, police said.

CLEARWATER

Boat propeller injures woman

A woman was injured Saturday after she jumped into Clearwater Harbor from a boat and was struck by its running propeller, authorities said. The unidentified victim, 22, jumped from the back of the boat about 6:40 p.m. in the waters near Sand Key Park, said Clearwater Fire and Rescue. The woman suffered cuts from the propeller, the Fire Department said, but her injuries were not considered life threatening. She was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for treatment.

Times staff, wires

Casey Anthony trial put on hold, to resume Monday 06/25/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:29pm]
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