- - Monday, August 1, 2011


Casey Anthony ordered to report for probation

ORLANDO — Casey Anthony, whose whereabouts has been a secret since her dramatic murder acquittal last month, may have to report to a probation officer in central Florida this week under a judge’s order Monday in another case against her.

The Orlando judge who sentenced Ms. Anthony last year for fraudulent check writing signed a “corrected” version of Ms. Anthony’s probation order that made clear she was supposed to start the one-year term after her release from jail, not while she was detained waiting for her murder trial.

Her attorneys are likely to challenge the revised order. One of them, Cheney Mason, didn’t return a phone call for comment, and another attorney, Jose Baez, didn’t respond to an email.

Circuit Judge Stan Strickland inserted the words “the defendant is to report to Probation upon release” for each of the seven counts of check-writing fraud to which Ms. Anthony pleaded guilty in January 2010. The judge also added the words, “nunc pro tunc,” a legal term that means something is granted retroactively.


Missing girl’s body found in river near home

STEWARTSTOWN — The body of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared almost a week ago was discovered Monday in a river less than a half-mile from her home, and authorities said they considered her death suspicious.

Celina Cass was reported missing July 26. New Hampshire and Game divers found her body late Monday morning near a hydroelectric dam that spans the Connecticut River between her hometown of Stewartstown and Canaan, Vt., ending a massive search, Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said. The body was recovered from the river Monday evening.

Authorities had said that Celina, who lived with her elder sister, mother and stepfather a mile from the Canadian border, was last seen at her home computer about 9 p.m. on July 25 and was gone the next morning. Police said there was no sign of a struggle, and there was no indication she ran away or that someone took her.

Ms. Young declined to say whether there were any suspects in the girl’s death.


Compensation recommended for sterilization victims

RALEIGH — A task force investigating the forced sterilization of about 7,600 people in North Carolina said in a draft report Monday that survivors should receive money as compensation.

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