TRENTON – A sponsor of a bill designed to have electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders called today for the governor to sign the bill.
Assemblyman Troy Singleton, (D-7), Mount Laurel, urged Gov. Chris Christie to sign the bill known as Lisa’s Law, which among other things would set up a four-year pilot program in Ocean County.
The bill is named after Letizia Zindell, of Toms River, who was murdered in 2009 by her former fiancé, Frank Frisco who later killed himself. Zindell had a restraining order against Frisco.
“Letizia Zindell did what she was supposed to do to protect herself against her abuser, but tragically it was not enough,” Singleton said in announcing that there would be a rally for the bill on Jan. 8 at the Statehouse.
“He ignored the restraining order she filed against him, and killed her just a day after he was released from jail for violating that order. While it can help, a restraining order is only good if the offender abides by it.
“We need a another means to protect victims of domestic violence against these type of offenders, and this bill provides that.”
Among other things, the bill would mandate victims receive notice if an offender is within a certain proximity.