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Kelley appointed as Ansonia-Milford state’s attorney

September 26, 2018

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A veteran prosecutor has been appointed state’s attorney of a nine-town area in southern Connecticut.

The state Criminal Justice Commission announced Wednesday that Margaret Kelley is the new top prosecutor of the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District. She succeeds Kevin Lawlor, who served 12 years in the post before being appointed deputy chief state’s attorney in June.

Kelley became a state prosecutor in 1987 in the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office and transferred to Bridgeport Superior Court in 1992. She was promoted to a supervisory assistant state’s attorney in Bridgeport in 2015, overseeing 10 prosecutors, four investigators and other employees.

The Shelton native has handled major felony cases. She and another prosecutor won a death sentence against triple murderer Richard Roszkowski in 2014, but the state later abolished the death penalty.

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