Har­ford County’s state’s at­tor­ney to re­tire in 2017

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND | NATION & WORLD -

Har­ford County State’s At­tor­ney Joseph I. Cas­silly, who has pros­e­cuted crim­i­nal cases for nearly 40 years, an­nounced Tues­day that he will re­tire Jan. 1, 2017. Cas­silly, 65, has been a pros­e­cu­tor since 1977, and he was elected to his first of nine con­sec­u­tive terms as the top pros­e­cu­tor in 1982. In a let­ter an­nounc­ing his plan to step down, he said some mur­der cases his of­fice pros­e­cuted over the years, in­clud­ing those in which the vic­tims were chil­dren, have weighed on him. He re­called cases that “will not leave my mem­ory. It is time for me to leave.” Cas­silly, a Bel Air na­tive, won his most re­cent term in 2014. His suc­ces­sor will be se­lected by the Har­ford County Cir­cuit Court judges.

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