Betty on the News: Caylee Anthony's Mom Seeking to Have Murder Charge Dropped

Despite a new request, a judge has refused to dismiss charges against Casey Anthony.

Betty on the News: Caylee Anthony’s Mom Seeking to Have Murder Charge Dropped

Despite a new request, a judge has refused to dismiss charges against Casey Anthony.

-Carolyn French

Caylee Anthony

On Friday Circuit Judge Stan Strickled rejected a request to throw out criminal charges against Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

During the hearing Strickled stated that a motion filed by the Florida woman’s lawyers did not meet the requirements needed for a dismissal of the aggravated child abuse and first-degree murder charges.

In a previous filing Anthony’s lawyers had claimed the charges were based on “circumstantial and speculative” evidence, and on Friday Prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick said the defense attorney’s request was insufficient and racked with errors.

Casey has pleaded not guilty and alleges that a babysitter abducted the toddler, whose remains were discovered in December of 2008.

Last week prosecutors revealed more evidence in their murder case, including photos of a tattoo on Casey’s back and duct tape found on Caylee’s corpse.

The state is seeking the death penalty against Casey, who is presently holed up in the Orange County Jail. (FOXNews.com)

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