Judge in Casey Anthony civil case to rule later on change of venue

Zenaida Gonzalez suing Anthony for defamation

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ORLANDO, Fla. - A judge in the Casey Anthony civil case will rule at a a later date whether the upcoming defamation trial will be held in Orlando.

A court hearing was held Tuesday in the case filed by Zenaida Gonzalez, the woman who shares a similar name to the fictitious nanny whom Anthony said kidnapped her daughter, Caylee, in 2008.

Caylee's body was found several months later in a wooded area near the Anthony family home in Orange County.  During Anthony's murder trial, Anthony's defense team said Caylee drowned in the Anthony family swimming pool.

Anthony was acquitted in Caylee's death more than a year ago.  Her civil attorney, Charles Greene, said in court on Tuesday that for his client to receive a fair trial, it should be held outside of Orange County, preferably in Pensacola, Jacksonville or Tallahassee.

Gonzalez's attorney, Keith Mitnik, said he's OK with the trial being relocated, but stated that Florida statute requires Anthony to pick up the cost of the relocation, not taxpayers.  Greene disagreed with Mitnik's interpretation and added that Anthony is indigent.

The trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 2.

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