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Anthony trial: Attorneys paint 2 sides of mother

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Casey Anthony sits during the opening statements of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is on trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool) By Red Huber Casey Anthony sits during the opening statements of her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Anthony is on trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool) By Red Huber

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Different portrayals of what type of mother a woman accused of killing her daughter was are emerging at her murder trial in central Florida.  

Two-year-old Caylee Anthony was last seen June 16, 2008. Prosecutors say the girl died from three pieces of duct tape being placed over her mouth and nose, while the attorney for the mother, 25-year-old Casey Anthony, has claimed the toddler accidentally drowned in her grandparents' pool.  

One of the grandparents' neighbors, Brian Burner, testified Wednesday that Anthony asked him two days after the girl was last seen if she could borrow a shovel. He says she returned it about an hour later.  

Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in her daughter's death. If convicted, she could be sentenced to death. She has pleaded not guilty.  

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