Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles and President of the Association of District Attorneys
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Those in support of abolishing the death penalty point to the possibility of an innocent person being executed... The innocent can take solace in knowing that a unanimous jury of 12 citizens must render the death verdict after an exhaustive trial where the accused murderer is represented by two highly competent attorneys and overseen by an independent judge who ensures a fair trial.
Voters understand that the criminals on death row have been convicted of the most heinous crimes. Voters also realize that those left behind, grieving families throughout California and their loved ones, don't deserve anything less than justice.
Justice is a reformed, not eliminated death penalty."
"Justice Requires a Swift Death Penalty in California," marinscope.com, Sep. 27, 2016
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (District 2)
President, Association of Deputy District Attorneys Los Angeles County
Special Assistant, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, 1998
Attorney, Thrifty Oil Company
JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
BA, Loyola Marymount University
Participated in ProCon.org-sponsored debate on the death penalty at the Santa Monica Pier on Oct. 18, 2016
Appeared in the TV series documentary Wicked Attraction episode: A Slice of Murder, June 23, 2012