Kari Hunt Dunn was stabbed to death in a Texas hotel in December, while her nine-year-old daughter tried four times to call 911, a case that drew national attention to hotels that require you to dial 9 before outgoing calls can be made. According to CBS News, a study inspired by Hunt’s death revealed that the majority of American hotels have this dialing system or a system like it in place. Hunt’s daughter eventually ran out into the Baymont Inn’s hallway and found someone able to call 911; it seems that different protocol could have saved Hunt’s life. Hunt’s father has since started an online petition, called Kari’s Law, seeking to reform the way hotels’ dialing systems work.

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