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Former Rex Krebs prosecutor to run for SLO judge

A former star prosecutor who helped put Rex Krebs on death row and four of Santa Maria teen Dystiny Myers’ killers behind bars for life will re-enter local politics to run next year for San Luis Obispo Superior Court’s only vacant bench.

Commissioner Tim Covello, a former San Luis Obispo County Assistant District Attorney who lost a bid for the office’s top job in 2014, filed a candidate intention statement Wednesday to run for the bench being vacated by retiring Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera, according to the County Clerk’s Office.

Covello, who’s served as one of SLO Superior Court’s two court commissioners since January 2016, said Thursday a judgeship would be the natural progression in a career that has spanned nearly all areas of the law and administration of justice.

Read the full article at The Tribune.

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