Murder victim's sons speak at civil confinement hearing in Bronxville
The push is on for state lawmakers to take a vote on the civil confinement bill. A public hearing on the subject took place in Bronxville Tuesday.
The civil confinement bill would keep violent Level-3 sex offenders in mental health facilities after their prison sentence was over. State Sentator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) was on hand to push for the bill he calls ?Connie?s Law,? named after Connie Russo Carriero, who was brutally murdered at the Galleria Mall by a convicted sex offender in June.
The most compelling testimony by the public was from Russo?s two sons. They believe if a civil confinement law were passed a few months ago their mother would still be alive. They also said if the bill does pass, it would mean their mother did not die in vain.Related storyLawmakers push for civil confinement bill in light of murder at White Plains mall