A MEDIA RELEASE FROM LEN SUZIO
Indicted Criminal Accomplice in Sensational Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial was Early Release Convict
Calls on Governor to fire Undersecretary Lawlor
Date: July 7, 2014
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Len Suzio (203)-530-1544
Former State Senator Len Suzio, Connecticut's leading critic of the Early Release program, revealed that Carlos Ortiz, indicted for murder in connection with the trial of former NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez, was let out prematurely under the early release program. Hernandez is charged in the murder of Odin L. Lloyd. “This is yet another example of the spectacular failure of Undersecretary Mike Lawlor's Early Release Program”, said Suzio.
"Once again we are confronted with more dramatic evidence of the utter failure of Mike Lawlor's Early Release Program”, Suzio stated. Carlos Ortiz was indicted for the murder of Odin L. Lloyd, joining NFL star Aaron Hernandez as a defendant in the "execution style" murder of Mr. Lloyd. Ortiz received Early Release credits accelerating his release from a Connecticut prison. “This violent criminal joins a growing list of Early Release graduates who were let go early and not rehabilitated by Mr. Lawlor's spectacularly and tragically failed program," said Suzio.
"Murder, rape, robberies, assaults and other violent crimes are being committed by unreformed, and unrepentant criminals let loose under Mike Lawlor's Early Release Law. How many murders does Governor Malloy need to be told about before he does the right thing and fires Undersecretary Lawlor, the architect of this dangerous program who continues to cover up its glaring failure?" Suzio asked.
"I will continue to use my position on the Victim Advocate Advisory Committee to challenge Undersecretary Lawlor who continues to cover up this wrong-headed and dangerous policy," concluded Suzio.
Len Suzio is a member of the Victim Advocate Advisory Committee.