Levi Aron’s Defense Attorney Argues With Trolls on Her Facebook Page


After Gerard Marrone left the Levi Aron case because of his uncontrollable disgust for his client, the child murderer’s remaining defense attorney, Pierre Bazile, brought on a new partner. Jennifer McCann doesn’t have a ton of experience — she opened her own office in March after four years working at a Long Island criminal defense firm — but she’s feisty and undaunted by the perils of representing a child murderer. The Times reports:

The death threats and hate mail, she says, have slowed, and she keeps her office door unlocked in defiance. There, Jennifer L. McCann sits behind her desk, wearing leopard print pumps, poised for an argument….

Since July, McCann has been making this argument on her firm’s Facebook page, where she’s butted heads with one dude in particular. Here is but a snippet of a typical spat:

Hoo boy. Have fun with that, McCann. If we know Internet debates, this conversation is going nowhere until the end of time.

Defending the Accused, and Herself, With Vigor [NYT]