A chief deputy prosecutor will become a Hancock County Superior Court judge, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday.
Marie D. Castetter will succeed Hancock Superior Court 1 Judge Terry Snow, who will retire Dec. 31.
Snow, 71, had not planned to seek reelection next year, and he told The Daily Reporter of Greenfield that he decided to retire early from the bench. A judge since 2002, Snow previously served as Hancock County prosecutor.
Castetter currently serves as the Hancock County chief deputy prosecutor, where she has been since January 2015. She previously served in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and has been in private practice.
The newly appointed judge earned a bachelor’s from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and a law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Castetter will be sworn in as judge of the Hancock Superior Court on a date to be determined.