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State Sen. Tom Berryhill plans to introduce Caylee’s Law

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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:58 am, Wed Jul 20, 2011.

State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale, whose district includes the Lodi area, will conduct a press conference on Friday to introduce a bill he’s co-sponsoring called Caylee’s Law.

The legislation would charge parents and guardians with a felony if they fail to report a missing child under 12 years old within 48 hours, or the death of a child under 18 years within two hours.

The legislation was motivated by the case of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, whose mother was acquitted of murder in Florida but convicted of lying to authorities about the girl’s whereabouts, according to a news release from Berryhill’s office.

The press conference will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, 929 L St., Fresno.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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1 comment:

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 2:49 pm on Wed, Jul 20, 2011.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2238

    I'm assuming there would be some sort of exemption if conditions make reporting a death impossible (a back country accident, for example).

     

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