Defense winding down case in Casey Anthony trial

By KYLE HIGHTOWER | June 29, 2011 | 9:29 AM EDT

Casey Anthony listens to testimony during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Anthony, 25, is charged with killing her daughter Caylee in the summer of 2008. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mother of Casey Anthony, who's accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, is back on the witness stand in central Florida.

Cindy Anthony is the first witness called Wednesday in the murder trial of her daughter. Casey Anthony's attorneys say they have about six more witnesses to call, but it's not clear if the young woman will testify.

The defense attorneys have continued their strategy of painting the Anthony family as dysfunctional.

Casey Anthony has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in 2-year-old Caylee's death in 2008 and could face the death penalty if convicted of that charge.

The prosecution contends she used duct tape to suffocate the toddler. The defense says the girl drowned in her grandparents' swimming pool.