|Published:||Dec 21, 2010 5:16 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 21, 2010 2:16 PM EST|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A judge will decide in the coming days whether to make public a list of witnesses who may testify for the defense during a penalty phase of Casey Anthony's trial for the death of her 2-year-old daughter.
Judge Belvin Perry heard arguments on Monday over whether a defense witness list should be made public if Anthony is convicted and there is a penalty phase.
Defense attorney Ann Finnell says the media has no constitutional right to the witness list. She says Anthony's attorneys are concerned that witnesses may be harassed by reporters and reluctant to testify if the list is made public.
Anthony is charged with first-degree murder. Her daughter, Caylee, disappeared in June 2008 and her remains were found the following December. Anthony has pleaded not guilty and says a baby sitter kidnapped Caylee.
--- Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com
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