ORLANDO, Fla.-- The mother of a Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter became emotional while testifying during her daughter's trial Saturday, wiping away tears as she described a playhouse built for the toddler.
Cindy Anthony described the layout of her home and also wiped away tears when prosecutors showed a picture of 2-year-old Caylee's bed.
Casey Anthony, who is charged with first-degree murder in the toddler's summer 2008 death, wiped away tears with a napkin during her mother's testimony.
Prosecutors contend the 25-year-old mother suffocated Caylee with duct tape. Anthony's defense team says the child drowned accidently in a family pool. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death.
The prosecution is looking to refocus its case after experiencing its first setback in the murder trial. State attorneys must decide how to proceed after getting rebuffed late Friday in an attempt to introduce instant messages between Casey Anthony and an ex-boyfriend which they say go to her motive.
The state is portraying Anthony as carefree and cheerful in the weeks after the child was last seen alive in June 2008. The defense has suggested that George Anthony, Casey's father, found Caylee drowned and helped dispose of the body. He testified for the third time in four days Friday.