Legislation Would Pay $5 million to Parents of Martin Lee Anderson

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The process to compensate the parents of Martin Lee Anderson for their son's death is moving forward in the Legislature.

A bill was introduced in the Florida Senate to give a five million dollar payment to Anderson's parents. The teen died after being hit and kicked by guards in a juvenile boot camp in Bay County last year.

Meanwhile, the Senate president and House speaker agreed their chambers will hold special hearings together on the proposed claims bill.

Usually, a claims bill can take years before it passes the Legislature. But in this case, Governor Crist had asked legislative leaders to expedite the process.

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