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St. Johns County homicide prosecutor appointed to 7th Judicial Circuit Court

But according to Billy J. Williams, the acting U.S. attorney in Oregon, the Hammonds were rightfully convicted after setting fire to about 130 acres of public land in an attempt to cover up poaching. In an opinion piece for the Burns Times Herald,
But according to Billy J. Williams, the acting U.S. attorney in Oregon, the Hammonds were rightfully convicted after setting fire to about 130 acres of public land in an attempt to cover up poaching. In an opinion piece for the Burns Times Herald, (creationc/FreeImages)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A homicide prosecutor in St. Johns County has been appointed to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday.

Christopher France, 46, of Palatka, has been an assistant state attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit since 1997. He began his legal career as a judicial state attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit in 1996.

He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Joseph G. Will.