PASCO, WA- The former Franklin County prosecutor will stay on temporarily to handle an upcoming murder trial.
Steve Lowe lost his long-held post in the November election to Shawn Sant.
Sant Tuesday named Lowe as special prosecutor in the case of Ramon Garcia Morales.
Sant removed himself from the case because he was Morales' public defender before the election.
Morales and his brother Jose are accused of murdering a man and critically wounding his wife in their Pasco home two years ago.