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Casey Anthony Trial Fast Facts

By CNN Library
updated 1:35 PM EDT, Tue July 1, 2014
Casey Anthony, pictured with attorney Cheney Mason last summer, was acquitted of the death of her daughter Caylee on July 5, 2011, after 33 days in court. Take a look back through her trial, which ended three years ago this week. Casey Anthony, pictured with attorney Cheney Mason last summer, was acquitted of the death of her daughter Caylee on July 5, 2011, after 33 days in court. Take a look back through her trial, which ended three years ago this week.
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(CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about the Casey Anthony trial of 2011. Anthony stood accused of killing her two-year-old daughter in 2008.

Timeline:
August 9, 2005 - Casey Anthony, 19, gives birth to a daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. The identity of Caylee's father has not been publicly revealed.

June 9, 2008 - Casey Anthony claims her two-year-old Caylee Anthony is missing in Orange County, Florida. Anthony later tells police she dropped Caylee off at a babysitter's apartment. The name given to police is Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez.

June 15, 2008 - The last time grandmother Cindy Anthony sees Caylee alive.

June 27, 2008 - Casey Anthony abandons her Pontiac Sunfire in a parking lot. It is towed away three days later.

July 15, 2008 - Casey's mother, Cindy Anthony, calls the police to arrest her daughter on suspicion of stealing the family car and money. During the call, she tells the police that her granddaughter may be missing, "I found my daughter's car today, and it smelled like there's been a dead body in the damn car." When questioned, Casey Anthony admits to police that she has not seen Caylee for more than 30 days.

July 16, 2008 - Casey Anthony is arrested on suspicion of child neglect, filing false official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation.

July 17, 2008 - The Sheriff's office searches Casey Anthony's car and a cadaver dog picks up the scent of human decomposition. Police also find hair, dirt and a stain in the trunk.

August 5, 2008 - Anthony is formally charged with child neglect.

August 21, 2008 - Is released from jail on $500,000 bail.

August 27, 2008 - The Sheriff's department says a sample of the air from the trunk of Anthony's car shows that it once held a decomposing body.

August 29, 2008 - Anthony is arrested on charges of check forgery, petty theft and fraudulent use of someone else's ID, after she allegedly steals checks from a friend and uses one to purchase items at Target.

August 30, 2008 - Anthony's bond is revoked and she is booked into the Orange County jail.

September 3, 2008 - Preliminary test results from the FBI show the presence of chloroform in Anthony's car.

September 5, 2008 - Anthony is again released from jail on $500,000 bail.

September 24, 2008 - A Kissimmee, Florida woman with the same name as the one Casey Anthony gave to police, Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, files a lawsuit against Anthony, claiming her reputation has been ruined.

October 14, 2008 - A Florida grand jury indicts Casey on capital murder and other charges.

October 17, 2008 - Casey Anthony pleads not guilty to murder charges.

October 21, 2008 - Child neglect charges are dropped.

December 5, 2008 - The Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office announces that it will not seek the death penalty against Anthony.

December 11, 2008 - Skeletal remains are found in a wooded area near the Anthony home by a utility worker.

December 19, 2008 - Authorities announce the remains found belong to Caylee Anthony.

April 13, 2009 - Prosecutors announce they will seek the death penalty.

January 25, 2010 - Anthony pleads guilty to 13 counts of check fraud.

April 19, 2010 - The original judge assigned to the case, Stan Strickland, recuses himself from the case and is replaced by Judge Belvin Perry, Jr.

May 9, 2011 - Jury selection begins. The jury is sequestered.

May 24, 2011 - The capital murder trial of Casey Anthony begins in Orlando, Florida. In opening statements, defense attorney Jose Baez claims that Casey's father, George Anthony, started molesting her at the age of eight. Baez also says that Caylee drowned in the Anthony family pool on June 16, 2008, and that George and Casey Anthony covered up the death.

June 6, 2011 - Forensic expert Dr. Arpad Vass testifies that the "only plausible explanation" for the odor in Casey's car trunk is the presence of a decomposing human body.

June 9, 2011 - Casey becomes ill during testimony about Caylee's remains and Judge Perry calls the court into recess for the day.

June 14, 2011 - Judge Perry denies the defense's request for a mistrial.

June 15, 2011 - The prosecution rests.

June 16, 2011 - The defense begins presenting its case.

June 30, 2011 - The defense rests. Casey Anthony does not testify.

July 4, 2011 - Jury deliberations begin.

July 5, 2011 - The seven-woman, five-man jury deliberates for 10 hours, 40 minutes and 33 seconds before coming back with a verdict of not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. She is found guilty of four counts of providing false information to law enforcement.

-Count 1: First-Degree Murder - Not Guilty
-Count 2: Aggravated Child Abuse - Not Guilty
-Count 3: Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child - Not Guilty
-Counts 4, 5, 6 and 7: Providing False Information to Law Enforcement - Guilty (two convictions were thrown out in January 2013)

July 7, 2011 - Casey Anthony is sentenced to four years in jail for four counts of lying to police. The years will be served consecutively and will include the time she has already served. She will also be fined $1,000 for each count.

July 17, 2011 - Anthony is released from jail shortly after midnight after serving three years and one day. Under police guard, Casey and her lawyer, Jose Baez, are escorted to a waiting SUV and leave the area quickly.

August 11, 2011 - A report is released by Florida's Department of Children and Families saying that Casey Anthony is responsible for the death of her daughter Caylee.

August 12, 2011 - Judge Perry rules that Anthony must serve one year of supervised probation on a check-fraud conviction.

August 24, 2011 - Probation begins, Anthony must report monthly to a probation officer.

September 15, 2011 - Judge Perry rules that Casey Anthony owes authorities approximately $98,000 for the costs of searching for Caylee Anthony in 2008. He doubles the tab-to more than $217,000-on September 23.

April 12, 2012 - Judge Lisa Munyon rules that the defamation suit against Casey Anthony can proceed to trial because there are issues that must be decided by a jury. Munyon denies Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez's request for summary judgment.

June 12, 2012 - Casey Anthony talks to CNN's Piers Morgan by phone briefly. In the exclusive interview she tells Morgan that, "I didn't kill my daughter" and that, "The caricature of me that is out there, it couldn't be further from the truth."

August 23, 2012 - Anthony's probation for check fraud ends at midnight.

January 25, 2013 - A Florida appeals court throws out two of Anthony's convictions for providing false information to law enforcement.

January 25, 2013 - Anthony files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a federal court in Florida. She claims to have almost $800,000 in liabilities, but only has about $1000 in personal property and no income.

December 17, 2013 - A federal bankruptcy judge grants Anthony a standard bankruptcy discharge. This means Anthony will not have to pay most of her debts.

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