James Citta will be permitted to serve until age 70 as aSuperior Court judge, though his tenure may be forever tinged bythe furor over his decision against committing Samuel Manzie to apsychiatric facility, just days before Manzie raped and killed achild.

On Thursday, the state Senate voted, 31-5, to consent to theOcean County judge’s reappointment, three days after its dividedJudiciary Committee moved the nomination to the floor.

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