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URI alumna, FBI examiner testifies in child murder case

A 2004 University of Rhode Island graduate who earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology testified as an expert from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday in the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony.

The 25-year-old Anthony is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony in the summer of 2008. The girl’s remains were found in the woods near the family home in Florida’s Orange County.

URI alumna Elizabeth Fontaine, a latent fingerprint expert for the FBI, was one of two FBI experts to testify in the case Monday. During questioning to establish her...


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