Caylee Anthony Law to be Introduced in Omaha

A Nebraska lawmaker has joined the flood of politicians promising to offer Caylee’s Law proposals in their state legislatures.

Omaha Senator Pete Pirsch announced on Thursday that he will introduce a version of the new law, named for Caylee Anthony, the Florida 2-year-old whose mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted July 5 in her murder.

The proposed legislation, which would make it a felony for parents or caretakers to withhold reporting a child’s disappearance for more than 24 hours, is being thoroughly researched by Pirsch and other Nebraska law makers who wish to fairly implement the child-protecting policy.

“The death of a child under such circumstances is not very common”, said Senator Pirsch in a news release. “But Caylee’s case shows us it does happen. It is important that we have adequate laws in place to deter someone acting to hide the murder of a child, whether that person committed the murder himself or not.”

While concealing the death of a child is already a crime in the “corn-husker state,” their research has revealed that there are currently no laws in place pertaining to reporting a death.

In addition to Nebraska, news reports show that as many as 20 other states – California, Ohio, and Kentucky to name a few – are looking at similar Caylee’s law legislation.

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