This morning, the mother of missing toddler Caylee Anthony stood in court to accept official charges and a trial date of January 5, 2009.
This morning Judge Strickland officially charged Casey Anthony with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of lying to investigators in the case of her missing daughter Caylee.
No one was present for the arraignment because Casey entered a written "Not guilty" plea on October 17.
The arraignment lasted about one minute, and Judge Strickland set Casey's pretrial date to December 11 at 9 a.m. Her trial is scheduled to begin January 5, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
Anthony will remain in the Orange County jail on no bond.
Despite this news, the Texas based group Equusearch will announce where they will set up their command post. The group is scheduled to continue their search for the missing toddler on November 8. They will have the help of bounty hunter Leonard Padilla, who helped post Casey's initial $500,000 bond.
Watch the judge formally arraign Casey Anthony on murder charge: