Casey Anthony probably just can't wait to get out of the state of Florida, especially since her daughter's name is being kicked up into the headlines prominently this week. The state passed the legislature, and it is now on its way to the governor's desk where it will either be signed into law or notÂ—which is unlikely since the governor hasn't expressed any lack of support for the proposed law.
Since "Caylee's Law" passed unanimously, it's likely that Governor Rick Scott will sign it into action, which will make it a third degree felony to interfere with a missing child case by reporting false information. Some may feel that this law is done as an overreaction to the acquittal of Casey Anthony regarding the murder of her daughter in 2008, but it is also a helpful measure. There is no doubt that Anthony lied to detectives about her daughter's whereabouts and what happened to herÂ—as she was even convicted of lying during her trial. Had this law been in effect before her trial, Casey Anthony would be serving up to 20 years in prison and paying one hefty fine.
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