William J. Fitzpatrick, Onondaga County DA
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sonkin Seminar Room 342
Law, Politics and the Media Lecture Series
How the Media Covers High Profile Criminal Cases: Do the Facts Really Matter?
William J. Fitzpatrick has served as Onondaga County District Attorney since 1992, and has been a member of the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office for more than 30 years, with involvement in a variety of cases that have covered every facet of the law. Fitzpatrick’s work has gained national notoriety, including the 1992 conviction of Waneta Hoyt, which led to increasing awareness in the medical and legal communities about infant homicide and SIDS prevention, and recently, the conviction of “Black Widow” killer Stacy Castor.
Fitzpatrick’s lecture is sponsored by the interdisciplinary Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media, and the Tully Center for Free Speech.