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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Attorney General's Office is pulling the plug on a plan to shift some of its work in death penalty cases to another prosecuting agency.

The Attorney General's Office said it will no longer arrange to have the Maricopa County Attorney's Office take over responsibility for some death penalty cases that are in a type of appeals process heard in trial courts.

The state office earlier this year proposed shifting Maricopa County cases in those proceedings to the county office partly because of a large number of cases from the county.

However, the state office now said it plans to keep the work because it alone has expertise in relevant federal law and that also will prevent further delays in cases

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