Senate Panel Ok's Related "Caylee's Law"

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida Senate panel has cleared increased penalties to a law closely related to "Caylee's Law."

The Criminal Justice committee passed 6-0 a bill (SB 400) that increases the penalty for the second and all subsequent offenses of giving false information to law enforcement about the alleged commission of a crime.

The bill raises the penalty to a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years. First offenses remain first-degree misdemeanors. It also adds requirements of corroboration to convict.

"Caylee's Law" addresses false information in a missing person investigation with intent to mislead or impede.

The changes were inspired by 2-year-old Caylee Anthony's death. Caylee's mother -- Casey Anthony -- was acquitted of murdering her in Orlando. Caylee wasn't reported missing until 31 days after she vanished in 2008.


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