Colm Connolly

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Colm Connolly

Colm F. Connolly is a former United States Attorney for the district of Delaware. He is best known for his prosecution of Thomas J. Capano for capital murder. Connolly would later make a cameo appearance in the made for television movie based on the murder, And Never Let Her Go directed by Peter Levin.

On February 26, 2008, Connolly was nominated by George W. Bush for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware seat vacated by Kent A. Jordan in 2006. Although Connolly received a unanimous well-qualified rating from the American Bar Association, the Senate Judiciary Committee did not afford him a hearing and therefore his nomination to the federal bench expired at the conclusion of the Senate's term in 2008. Nominees need both U.S. Senators to sign off on his nomination. Only one did. [1]

Connolly was succeeded by Charles M. Oberly, III, with David C. Weiss serving as acting United States Attorney in the interim.


  1. ^ Bush nominates Connolly for U.S. District Court seat