- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - Joseph I. Cassilly, who has been Harford County’s state’s attorney for 34 years, is retiring.

Cassilly announced in an email Tuesday that he will step down on Jan. 1. He has been a prosecutor since 1977, and was elected to his first of nine consecutive terms as state’s attorney in 1982.

While praising staff and co-workers, the 65-year-old Cassilly also says the homicides his office has prosecuted over the years, especially of children, haunt him.

“It is time for me to leave,” he said.

Maryland law requires that Cassilly’s successor be selected by the Harford County Circuit Court judges.


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