HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is nominating to Connecticut’s Appellate Court the judge who determined the 911 audio tapes from the Newtown school massacre should be released.

Malloy said Friday that Judge Eliot D. Prescott’s ruling in December to release the tapes did not play in his decision to nominate him to the state’s second-highest court. However, Malloy said he ultimately agreed with the 49-year-old Prescott’s decision.

Malloy also announced he was nominating 36-year-old Superior Court Judge Raheem L. Mullins of Cromwell to the Appellate Court.

The Democratic governor has also nominated 16 attorneys to become Superior Court judges, including Erika Tindill, the current chairman of the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles.

He also nominated two Family Court Magistrates and a Worker’s Compensation Commissioner.

All the nominees require legislative approval.

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