A group of people, their identities secret, are meeting in Orlando today to decide whether a young mother should be charged with murdering her child.
The woman is of course Casey Anthony. For months, she has dodged media questions while denying any involvement in the disappearance of 3-year-old Caylee Anthony.
Investigators appear all but certain that Caylee was killed, and say they believe Casey may be connected to the death of her daughter.
But if she murdered Caylee, what and where is the evidence?
Enter that secret group of people, a grand jury. The panel will listen to testimony related to the months-long mystery. Prosecutors have a much lower burden of proof than what is required for conviction at a criminal trial. The threshold is probable cause. If 12 of the 15 to 21 members of the grand jury say there is sufficient probable cause that Casey murdered her daughter, an indictment will be issued against her.
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