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“You (the prosecutor) object to a voir dire question at your peril,” says Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy, in reference to the impact of the Kazadi ruling on jury selection. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Montgomery Co. state’s attorney announces cancer diagnosis

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy announced Wednesday he has been diagnosed with neck cancer.

A surgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital will meet later this month to finalize McCarthy’s treatment options and he expects to be recovered by the summer, according to a news release.

McCarthy continues to manage operations of the office and is expected to take a brief medical leave following surgery.

“The people of Montgomery County should rest assured that Deputy State’s Attorneys Laura Chase and Peter Feeney, prosecutors and staff are fully prepared to diligently continue the difficult and important work of keeping our community safe,” he said in a prepared statement.

McCarthy has served as state’s attorney since 2007 and was most recently reelected in 2014.