September 27th, 2010
07:58 PM ET
12 years ago

Lawyer: Prosecutor in former Sen. Ted Stevens' trial commits suicide

(CNN) - One of the prosecutors who handled the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens committed suicide over the weekend, according to his lawyer.

Justice Department prosecutor Nicholas Marsh and five others have been the subject of an investigation by the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility over their handling of the Stevens case, which the Justice Department ultimately dropped amid charges the government did not properly share evidence with Stevens' defense attorneys. The judge in the Stevens case also ordered a special prosecutor to look into it.

Bob Luskin, an attorney for Marsh, told CNN Marsh killed himself but did not provide details. "It did seem he was overwhelmed by the emotional cost of this investigation," said Luskin. According to the attorney, Marsh was in his late 30s.


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  1. Obama Supporter

    Our deepest condelences to the family and friends of Nicholas Marsh for their loss. May fond memories of him help them cope during this difficult time.

    September 27, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    Alaska has become the go to State except that it's for nothing good. They have been hiding themselves, like most of them want to, for years. mcnasty pulled the half term governor from under a rock and now they are in the news constantly.
    stevens was a crook, she's a nut and miller is a liar and opportunistic sob.
    On the bright side . . . . . UFOs have been seen lately. Maybe they are trying to find the quitter to take her home. I hope they know that she is never in AK and they find her in whatever state she is spewing hate.

    September 27, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  3. bill

    We are headed to hell in a handbasket. The only way to kill a lizard is to smash it's head. To do this we must VOTE and elect the burger flipper at the diner downtown. That ;person may not know diddly but it will stop the neolibcon insanity. VOTE all of them out even if they bring home the bacon, we can live on grass for a while if we have to. Better than what we have.

    September 27, 2010 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |