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District attorney in Baby Doe case not seeking re-election

February 21, 2018

FILE - In this June 8, 2015, file photo, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley speaks as FBI Special Agent in Charge Vincent Lisi listens during a press conference in Boston. Conley said Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, he won't be seeking another four-year term in November. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Boston prosecutor who handled cases involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and a murdered girl who washed ashore in a trash bag and came to be known as Baby Doe says he’s not running for re-election.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Tuesday he won’t be seeking another four-year term in November.

The Democrat was appointed to the office in 2002 and held the job for 16 years. He says he loves the job but it’s time to give someone else a chance.

The Suffolk County district attorney’s office is the largest and perhaps most high profile of the state’s 11 district attorney’s offices. It covers Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.

Conley says today the office is fairer, more progressive and more transparent than ever before.

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