Justice advocate Lynne Marino dies
NEW ORLEANS - Possibly one of the most outspoken voices of justice, crime and violence toward women has died.
Lynne Marino, the mother of murder victim Pam Kinamore, died after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Marino, 78, died in New Orleans.
Kinamore is believed to have been killed by accused serial killer Derrick Todd Lee. Lee is suspected of killing seven women from South Louisiana from 1998-2003.
Marino rarely, if ever, missed a court hearing dealing with cases involving Lee and would frequently help cast a light on similar cases, including the murder of Lafayette-area college student Mickey Shunick.
Marino died twelve days shy of her birthday.
Her family echoed her years-long frustration with the justice system when talking to WBRZ about her death, saying it was unfair she did not live long enough to see Derrick Todd Lee executed.
Marino's family said they would release public statements later.
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