NY district attorney who prosecuted Long Island Lolita, commuter train gunman dies at age 76By AP
Sunday, August 15, 2010
NY DA who prosecuted Long Island Lolita dies at 76
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — The district attorney who prosecuted Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher and the gunman in the 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre has died.
Former Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon was 76. Spokesman Ed Grilli says Dillon died Sunday from lymphoma at his home in Rockville Centre, just east of New York City.
Dillon first was elected to the position in 1974 as a Democrat. The former federal prosecutor became a Republican in the 1980s. He left office after losing to Kathleen Rice in 2005.
Dillon was a staunch Catholic. Opponents charged he was swayed by religion.
Dillon prosecuted Fisher after she shot her lover’s wife in the head in 1992 and prosecuted Colin Ferguson after he killed six people on a commuter train.
Ferguson is serving six life terms. He claimed he was wrongfully prosecuted.
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