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Published: Friday, 6/17/2011

Fight breaks out among people waiting in line for tickets to Casey Anthony trial in Orlando

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A brawl broke out among spectators waiting in line for Casey Anthony trial tickets in Florida.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that two men tried to cut in line early Friday, starting a brawl and shouting match as others in line fought back.

Spectators line up outside the courthouse each morning, hoping to secure seats in the courtroom where 25-year-old Anthony is standing trial in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Many arrive at the courthouse in the wee hours of the morning to get in line.

The fight broke out as the crowd was moving to a location closer to the courthouse entrance.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jessie Dorris says she was shocked when the men "just cut in front of us."

The fight broke up and there were no arrests.

READ STORY, VIEW VIDEO: Orlando Sentinel

The defense will enter its second day of calling witnesses Friday.

Defense attorney Jose Baez is expected to call more of the prosecution's forensic witnesses to the stand after questioning several crime scene investigators and FBI evidence analysts Thursday about the evidence they collected and examined.

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter Caylee nearly three years ago. Anthony has pleaded not guilty and faces a death sentence if convicted. The prosecution contends the girl was suffocated by duct tape placed over her nose and mouth. The defense says the toddler drowned in her grandparents' above-ground swimming pool.

Her skeletal remains were found in December 2008.



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