NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ President Barack Obama has nominated Deirdre M. Daly as United States Attorney for Connecticut.

Obama says Daly has extensive legal experience and a commitment to public service.

Daly has served as the first assistant U.S. attorney in Connecticut since 2010 and as the acting U.S. attorney since May 2013. She led the prosecution of Hector Natal, who was found guilty last year after a four-week trial of committing the March 2011 New Haven arson that resulted in the deaths of two women and an 8-year-old boy.

Previously, Daly was a partner with a Connecticut law firm and served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York.

The nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

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