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June 10th, 2011
08:43 AM ET

Intense testimony leads Casey Anthony to fall ill – is this a turning point in the trial?

(CNN) - It is unclear if the illness that halted Casey Anthony's murder trial will delay the trial Friday morning.

Anthony's murder trial ended an hour and a half early Thursday, with Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. telling members of the media in the courtroom that Anthony was ill.

Jurors were not told why the trial ended early Thursday, and Perry asked them not to speculate. He said court would be in recess until Friday.

After the jurors left, Perry spoke to members of the media in the courtroom, saying that neither the prosecution nor the defense had any comment on the matter. The judge also asked reporters not to question either side about it. The details of Anthony's illness were not given.

Earlier in the day, Anthony cried in court as photos of her daughter's remains were shown. Will the showing of these photos mark a turning point in the trial? In Session's Sunny Hostin explains.

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  1. Julie

    Turning point in the trial?
    I think it is fianlly sinking into her wee brain. She not only killed her child, but her life is gone no matter what the outcome of this trial, either death penalty or life imprisonment. Every action has a equally diverse reaction. She has severely damaged her parents and her brother. Sweet little baby taken and her life stolen, and by, a person that said she loved her. Love is action, not words. Love is sacraficing all the things we wish to do and taking responsiblity for everything we are supposed to do.
    I think she will plea bargain out at the 11th hour. I am afraid for her dad, I doubt her parents will make it. through all this.
    May some good come from all this, that moms and dads do not take their responsibilites lightly. No more harm to babies.
    Angles please take care of that little Caylee, hug her for us all.

    June 12, 2011 at 1:28 am |