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Casey Anthony competent: Trial continues

ORLANDO, FL (WFLX) - Casey Anthony's attorney's tell the judge they don't believe she is mentally competent to stand trial. But the judge, presiding over her murder trial, isn't buying it.

Anthony's mental health took center stage in her first degree murder trial over the weekend. Her team of lawyers filing a motion telling Judge Belvin Perry, they do not believe, Casey is mentally competent based on private discussions.

But after ordering a review by three psychologists, Judge Perry says the trial must continue. "Based upon the reports that the court has reviewed, the court will find that the defendant is competent to proceed," said Judge Perry.

Taking the stand Monday, a detective with the Orange County Sheriff's Office. He testifies that he did not examine cell phone records belonging to Casey Anthony's father, George.

"I had no reason to pull the cell phone records for that time," said Officer Melich. "There was nothing to suggest that I needed that."

Anthony is accused of suffocating her toddler, Caylee, and then dumping the body in nearby woods. She pleaded not guilty.

Her defense team says Caylee drowned accidentally in the family swimming pool. The defense also questioning a chemistry professor about rotting garbage in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car. He tells the jury the same chemicals, found in decomposing trash, can be found in decomposing human flesh.

Prosecutors questioned the witness' credentials. "According to his deposition, his only knowledge, as to whether commercial products contain chloroform, is from Internet research. @

Casey Anthony's defense filed another motion for a mistrial. This time claiming Florida's death penalty is unconstitutional and asking for a brand new jury and trial. Some legal experts say that's unlikely to happen.

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