Liam Connors
Name Liam Connors
Affiliation Irish Republican Army
Cesar Velez
Occupation Former IRA
Pathology Insurgent
Serial killer
Spree killer (later)
Status Extradited
Imprisoned for life
Actor Brían F. O'Byrne
First Appearance "Ghost"

Liam Connors is an Irish IRA insurgent-turned-hitman.


He was a member of the Irish Republican Army prior to the Northern Ireland cease fire, having served time in The Maze, a prison in Belfast. He relocated to Colombia after being out of work. He then began to work for the drug cartels in that country.

At the behest of drug lord Cesar Velez, he made an attempt on the life of ADA Alexandra Cabot. Though it was generally believed he was successful, Cabot actually survived and was placed in Witness Protection. (SVU: "Loss")

A year later he was tasked by Velez to kill a couple who stole his money and the people who recommended them. He was later arrested after one of his former associates turned him in. While he was in custody on the four murders and the attempt on the life of the son of two of his victims, Connors was arrested for Cabot's murder on the request of Casey Novak as a means to keep him remanded. The charge was later amended to attempted murder in the first degree after Cabot was publicly revealed to be alive. He was eventually convicted on all six counts after Cabot and Antonio testified and Cabot was able to goad him into a confrontation. (SVU: "Ghost")

After Cesar Velez's death in prison, Connors was extradited to Ireland, where he serves his life sentence without parole. (SVU: "Lead")

Known Victims

  • Unknown dates:
    • Numerous unnamed victims (killed during his time with the IRA)
    • 24 unnamed victims (murdered in drug hits)
    • Agent Tim Donovan (blown up with a bomb)
  • September 29, 2003: ADA Alexandra Cabot (shot in a drive-by; survived)
  • 2005:
    • January 9: Elena Brevet (raped, beaten, stabbed 17 times in the torso and breasts, and throat slashed)
    • January 10:
      • Jason Brevet (bashed over the head, tortured by stabbing, and slashed his throat)
      • The Montoyas (all shot once in the head)
        • Sergio Montoya
        • Mrs. Montoya
        • Antonio Montoya (survived)
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