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July 1st, 2011
01:06 PM ET

Anthony defense rests without Casey taking the stand – Could we see a verdict this weekend?

Casey Anthony's defense rested Thursday in her capital murder trial without calling her to testify, ending weeks of speculation about whether she would take the stand in her own defense.

The judge in the Anthony trial, Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr., told the courtroom that rebuttal witnesses will likely conclude Friday and closing arguments will be held Saturday morning, with jury instructions to follow and deliberations likely to begin by that afternoon.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor and Vinnie Politan, host of Special Report Prime News/HLN, join Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi on American Morning today to discuss the future of the trial and if the defense made its case.

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June 30th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Anthony defense expected to rest today, but will Casey testify?

Wednesday was a highly emotional day in the Casey Anthony trial, with Casey's father George Anthony sobbing on the stand when testifying about his suicide attempt and his reaction to the news that investigators recovered Caylee's remains.

Today, on day 32 of the trial, all eyes will be on the court as we wait to see if Casey Anthony will take the witness stand.

CNN legal contributor Sunny Hostin joins American Morning today to talk about what impact George Anthony's testimony will have on the trial and to discuss the possibility that the defense will rest today.

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June 29th, 2011
11:04 AM ET

Defense calls big witnesses to testify in Casey Anthony trial

The defense in Casey Anthony's murder trial continued to present their case yesterday, calling some big witnesses to the stand to testify, including meter reader Roy Kronk and Casey's former fiance, Jessee Grund.

Although it took place after the jury had left the court room, Grund testified that Casey told him that she had been groped by her brother, a development that may have the biggest impact on the case.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor, discusses these testimonies and the importance they played in potentially advancing the defense's case.

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June 28th, 2011
10:20 AM ET

Casey Anthony deemed fit for trial, but will she take the stand?

FROM CNN WIRES – On court today in the Casey Anthony Trial, the meter reader who discovered Caylee Anthony's remains could testify as a defense witness in the murder trial of her mother Casey, his attorney said. Roy Kronk has been ordered to report to court at the start of the day, according to his attorney David Evans.

In developments Monday, Anthony, who is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2008, was determined competent to proceed with her capital murder trial after she was examined by two psychologists and a psychiatrist over the weekend, the judge said.

But the question on everyone's mind is still the same: Will Casey Anthony testify?

Sunny Hostin with "In Session" joins the American Morning team to discuss.

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June 27th, 2011
03:12 PM ET

Abrupt recess in the Casey Anthony trial: What's next?

Yet another twist in the Casey Anthony trial on Saturday when Judge Belvin Perry held a closed-door meeting with attorneys for both sides and then announced an abrupt recess.

Judge Perry offered no explanation as to why court was dismissed and both defense attorneys and prosecutors refused to answer any questions about the sudden recess.

Sunny Hostin, CNN legal contributor, joins American Morning today to detail what exactly happened and what we can expect in court today.

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June 24th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

Cindy Anthony testifies that she searched 'chloroform' on the family's computer

There was high drama in the Casey Anthony trial yesterday when Cindy Anthony took the stand and testified that she, not Casey, searched for 'chloroform' on the family computer.

Sunny Hostin, CNN's legal contributor, joins Christine Romans and Drew Griffin this morning to break down what this means for the prosecution's case

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