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Kilah's Law Headed to Governor

Updated: Thursday, April 18 2013, 08:43 AM EDT
A bill requiring longer sentences for convicted child abusers in North Carolina is headed to Governor McCrory's desk.

The senate unanimously passed "Kilah's Law," which would increase the penalty for the most serious charge from 15 to 33 years.

The offender's record would also now clearly state a victim was a child.

The bill is named after Kilah Davenport, a three-year-old who had part of her skull removed after allegedly being abused by her stepfather.Kilah's Law Headed to Governor


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