Fla. Senate panel proposes child protection bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony could have gotten up to 20 years behind bars instead of just four under a bill being proposed in the Florida Senate.

A select committee was formed in response to Anthony’s acquittal recommended Thursday legislation that would increase the penalty for lying to police investigating a missing child if the child subsequently suffers serious injuries or dies.

The maximum would go from one year now to five years for each instance. Anthony was convicted on four counts of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony completed her sentence while awaiting her murder trial.

The panel, though, rejected the idea of setting deadlines for reporting a child missing or dead. Such deadlines are contained in other bills, some dubbed Caylee’s law.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. 

blog comments powered by Disqus
Vietnam Veterans' Bond Forged Again With Kidney DonationServing together in Vietnam, John Middaugh and Henry "Bill" Warner forged an Army-brothers bond they knew was profound and lasting. A world and nearly a half a century away from the war zone where they'd counted on each other, Middaugh put himself on the line for Warner this month in a new way: by giving one of his kidneys.
Dr. Paul Bearer II Tombstone Tales | Halloween EditionOn Sunday, October 25th, Dr. Paul Bearer II returned to the Tenement Castle for an afternoon of HORRORble movies.

Listen Live