Lawyers for an Orlando woman accused in her young daughter's death says the state should pay the cost of defending her.

The team representing 23-year-old Casey Anthony says the financial assistance is the only way to ensure they'll have the resources to fight a conviction and possible death sentence in the first-degree murder case.

The defense wants the state to pay the cost of travel, serving supoenas, hiring experts, deposing witnesses and investigating the case.

Anthony has pleaded not guilty and says a baby sitter kidnapped her daughter Caylee. The toddler's remains were found in December 2008, months after she was reported missing.

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