The Boston Globe reported Monday that federal prosecutors had offered a plea deal to Swartz just months before his death, but the offer was rejected by Swartz and his attorney in favor of a public trial. Swartz’s attorney, Elliot Peters, told The Boston Globe that he worried over Swartz’s emotional vulnerability.
Ortiz’s husband, Tom Dolan, also jumped into the fray to defend his wife, The Guardian reported Tuesday.
Dolan angrily tweeted three days after Swartz’s death: “Truly incredible that in their own son’s obit they blame others for his death and make no mention of the 6 month offer.”
The tweet has since been deleted.