The State should have filed charges for "Failure to report a Death" as seen below a 1st Degree Misdemeanor which carries penalties of Fines and up to 1 Year in Jail, plus the Lying to a Police Officer during an Investigation also carrying 1 year Jail time per count, and not pressed the charge of Murder or Child Abuse until there was sufficient evidence for conviction. This same charge could have been brought against anyone who had knowledge of the death and failed to report it.
MEDICAL EXAMINERS; DISPOSITION OF DEAD BODIES
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406.12 Duty to report; prohibited acts.—It is the duty of any person in the district where a death occurs, including all municipalities and unincorporated and federal areas, who becomes aware of the death of any person occurring under the circumstances described in s. 406.11 to report such death and circumstances forthwith to the district medical examiner. Any person who knowingly fails or refuses to report such death and circumstances, who refuses to make available prior medical or other information pertinent to the death investigation, or who, without an order from the office of the district medical examiner, willfully touches, removes, or disturbs the body, clothing, or any article upon or near the body, with the intent to alter the evidence or circumstances surrounding the death, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.—s. 7, ch. 70-232; s. 353, ch. 71-136.
Anyone interested in the Kaylee Anthony autopsy report? Don't worry no photos, just lots of data. Download it here.
Funny how people are crying and are up in arms over this case but couldn't care less about other kids dying or being killed.
I find this case to be some of the worst social pornography I have ever seen and the people bawling their eyes out and are upset over the outcome, need to see a shrink - they have serious issues themselves.
This post, so filled with misunderstanding of the situation it addresses, might have been answered by others, but I'm so gobsmacked that I can't let myself go past it without answering:
The salvaged bones, those that hadn't been carted off by scavengers, were thoroughly examined and showed no sign of trauma beyond being gnawed upon by animals.was the skull x-rayed? was the whole body x-rayed? did they find ANY breaks in the bones anywhere?
There was no skin. It, too, had disolved along with the organs, blood and tissue into nothingness.what about the skin? was there any sign of trauma?
The child had no fingernails. She had no skin. She may not have even had the skeletal remains of both hands. One cannot check under the fingernails of a skeleton, because skeleton's do... not... have... fingernails.did they check under the kid's nails for skin?