Casey Anthony‘s trial may be coming to an end very soon. The 25-year-old will not take the stand to testify in her murder case.
Judge Belvin Perry addressed Casey in court, asking, via Radar Online, “is it your decision not to testify?” Casey replied “yes, Your Honor.”
Her attorney Jose Baez then told the judge, no more witnesses will be called and “the defense rests.”
Casey’s daughter Caylee disappeared in June 2008 and her remains were found in December of the same year. The prosecution claims that Casey murdered her daughter and tried to cover it up with lies for month. She is being tried for the first-degree murder.
According to Radar, “Casey spoke intently with her attorneys” about her decision not to testify.
The judge asked for Casey to confirm that she was not “forced or pressured” to arrive at her decision and she replied yes.
During his opening statements, Baez claimed that Caylee was “not murdered but accidentally drowned in the family pool” and Casey’s father, George Anthony, helped to cover-up her death.
But George did not testify or agree with the defense.
If convicted, Casey faces the death penalty.