1. Hindsight

    Legislators Introduce 'Caylee's Law'

    FILE -This undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, July 18, 2008, shows Caylee Marie Anthony. Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, was found not guilty Tuesday, July 5, 2011, of killing her 2-year-old daughter three years ago in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television.  (AP Photo/Orange County Sheriff's Office, File)

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    While the public went into shock when the jury declared Casey Anthony "not guilty" of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, lawmakers set out to make an example of the verdict. In more than a dozen states, legislators have introduced measures that would make it a felony for a parent to fail to report the death or disappearance of a child within a certain time frame. Casey Anthony waited 31 days before reporting her daughter missing. “Justice did not prevail in Florida,” said Kentucky State Representative Richard Henderson, a Democrat who has backed the bills. “Maybe this will change a deranged person’s mind in the future. Or maybe it will just give the judicial system another weapon in its arsenal to seek justice.” Already, 700,000 people have signed a petition calling lawmakers to action, created hours after the verdict by an unemployed woman in Oklahoma on Change.org.

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