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Casey Anthony trial: Attorneys decline to discuss why court recessed early

Casey Anthony trial: Attorneys decline to discuss why court recessed early

Private discussions of the judge and lawyers, held outside the earshot of jurors and court watchers, have become a signature characteristic of the Casey Anthony murder trial. That is why most people tracking the case are in the dark about what happened Saturday morning — and why jurors never even walked into the courtroom to hear testimony. Chief Judge Belvin Perry and the attorneys met outside the courtroom and discussed matters that are "under seal" and not part of the public record, according to a court-system spokeswoman. Perry emerged from the conference and announced aloud in court that a "legal matter" had come up, requiring court to be recessed. His...

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