October 14, 2008
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said Casey Anthony was in custody Tuesday afternoon following an indictment on a first-degree murder charge handed up by a grand jury less than an hour earlier.
Casey Anthony was in handcuffs when she was led into the Orange County Sheriff's Office around 4:40pm.
The Orange County grand jury indicted Casey Anthony on a total of seven counts: First-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of false statements to law enforcement.
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A first-degree murder charge means the grand jury believed the act to be premeditated. The punishment for such a charge is the death penalty or life in prison and no chance for parole.
Sources close to the Anthony family told Eyewitness News that Casey may choose to represen
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