Student leads push for 'Caylee’s Law'
The Casey Anthony homicide case captivated the country prior to what some saw as a shocking not guilty verdict delivered July 5. Now trial-watchers across the country, many of whom are incensed that Anthony was cleared of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, are pushing for a law that would make it a felony for a parent or guardian to not report a child’s death within an hour or a child’s disappearance within 24 hours. Among those pushing for ‘Caylee’s Law’ is UW-Green Bay student Crystal Kempton, who spoke to WBAY, Action 2 news, about why she’s leading the local charge. Had the toddler’s disappearance been reported — and her body found — sooner, the prosecution would have had better DNA evidence to use in court, Kempton said. Casey Anthony failed to report her daughter missing for 31 days after she was last seen alive in 2008. Click here for the full story.