The acquittal Casey Anthony’s murder charges has sparked national outrage. Although Anthony was found guilty of lying to law enforcement, she is set to be released on July 17. Legislators in Florida are determined to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. This is where Caylee’s Law come into play.
Two year old Caylee Anthony disappeared June 2008. Her mother, Casey Anthony, did not report the child was missing for 31 days. The toddler’s remains were found in December 2008 in a wooded area near the Anthony’s home in Orlando. In Florida, Casey did not commit a crime by not reporting her daughter missing. However, Florida legislators believe it should be.
According to statistics, the sooner a missing child is reported, the higher the probability the case will be solved. The later it is reported, the chances of solving the case decrease. Florida State Representative Bill Hager began drafting the bill after learning about the verdict. Several states are drafting similar legislation.