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Jury begins deliberating in Casey Anthony trial

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberating in the Casey Anthony murder trial.

The jury of seven women and five men will consider whether Anthony is guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

If convicted of that charge, the 25-year-old could get the death penalty or life in prison.

Attorneys wrapped up their closing arguments earlier Monday. Prosecutors say Anthony suffocated the girl with duct tape because Caylee got in the way of her love life and would soon be old enough to reveal the many lies she told her parents.

Defense attorneys say the girl accidentally drowned in the family pool. They say Anthony panicked and her father, a former police officer, decided to make the death look like a murder and dumped the body.

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