DA Todd Spitzer’s work to put child freeway killers and sex offenders behind bars is part of his mission to protect Orange County families
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer has just filed murder charges against the two suspects arrested in the highway murder of 6-year-old Aiden Leos, who was shot and killed last month while his mother drove him to kindergarten.
According to a press release by the California Highway Patrol, law enforcement conducted “an intensive manhunt using the resources of allied agencies [and] the Orange County District Attorney’s Office” which resulted in the capture of the two fugitives. Marcus Anthony Eriz and Wynne Lee, the suspected killers, are currently being held on $1 million bail at the Orange County Jail.
Once again, Thank you @OCDAToddSpitzer & @DonWagnerCA for continuing to remain dedicated as always to ensure that you’re doing your job effectively as well as efficiently with patience, compassionate, & professionalism, & understanding!! 👍☺️🙏💪❤️ https://t.co/v6YCee3u9L
— Artie (@Artie68890511) June 7, 2021
District Attorney Spitzer has spent the past two weeks working with law enforcement and the public to put Aiden Leos’ killers behind bars. In a recent press release from the District Attorney’s office, Spitzer gave the suspects an ultimatum. “You have 24 hours to turn yourself in. I am running out of patience,” Spitzer said. “I’ve been putting people behind bars for over 32 years and we will get justice for the murder of [6 year old Aiden Leos]. We are not supposed to bury our children.”
“We will get justice for him,” Spitzer added. “This is Orange County, California. When you commit a crime in our county, you’re going to be held responsible to the fullest extent of the law.”
Todd, I’m so impressed with your ground game on working with law enforcement to find these people. This was an answered prayer 🙏
— Andrew Baker (@drebay) June 7, 2021
In addition to his work to put 6-year-old Aiden Leos’ killers behind bars, District Attorney Spitzer has continued to take a strong stand to protect Orange County families, and has fought against efforts by Sacramento Democrats to release dangerous sex offenders back into communities. After Democrats released 60,000 inmates, many of whom have been convicted of violent sex crimes, Spitzer issued a public warning to Orange County families warning them of the releases.
“These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend,” Spitzer told the public. “They are doing everything they can to avoid detection by the parole officers assigned to monitor them so they can potentially commit additional sex offenses.”
Within a week of Spitzer issuing that warning, one of the sex offenders Democrats released from prison was caught committing another sex crime. He was quickly re-arrested and put back in prison by local law enforcement with the assistance of District Attorney Spitzer.