Attorney Whose Home Was Site of 1980 Murder Campaigns to Keep Killer Behind Bars Forever

, New York Law Journal


More than 30 years ago, a 16-year-old boy killed a retired editor of Reader's Digest and beat her disabled husband nearly to death in their suburban home. With the killer now coming up for parole, a Manhattan corporate lawyer is working to ensure the inmate at Fishkill Correctional Facility remains in prison.

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  • Erin Lloyd

    I could not agree more with Mr. Stevens' comments. This article highlights the lay-person views of Mr. Saks, who admits to having no expertise on the subject yet is quoted making grand pronouncements about recidivism, psychology and rehabilitation - mostly without any critical evaluation of those statements by the Law Journal. His comments are irresponsible and contrary to well-established data and that should have been said and discussed.

    Criminal sentences are not intended solely for retribution. I have no opinion about this criminal, specifically, but I believe in rehabilitation as an important component in criminal policy. Saks' campaign of retribution is emotional and irrational. While I feel deep empathy for the family of the victims and what they must experience in the parole process, this type of campaign is not the answer.

  • Scott Saks

    My name is Scott Saks, I strongly encourage everybody who reads this article to sign the petition to ensure that Convicted Inmate Losicco is denied parole this year, in two years, in ten years and forever. The petition can be found at the following link:

    You can sign anonymously if you should so choose. If you are a lawyer and officer of the court, I urge you to state that in the petition.

    Send a message to the parole board by signing the petition.

    Very truly yours,

    Scott Saks

  • Jake Stevens

    This is a remarkably mean-spirited and un-nuanced article, more fitting for the pages of the New York Post than the New York Law Journal. It is a mere few months since the Supreme Court, at least prospectively, banned sentences of life without parole for juvenile murderers like Terry Losicco. Mr. Saks' circular claim that the extraordinary length of time Losicco has spent in prison means he can never be deemed rehabilitated is refuted by information buried deep in this unbalanced account. I cannot know what a parole board should decide in this case, but I could hope for a deeper discussion of the implications of the process.

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