The prosecutor overseeing the murder case against former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez says he won't run for Attorney General of Massachusetts.

In an op-ed piece submitted to print media., Bristol County District Attorney Samuel Sutter said he would instead seek re-election to his current job.

Sutter, a Democrat, wrote that he gave strong consideration to running for Attorney General, but decided that the timing wasn't right. Sutter added, he will be part of the team of prosecutors when Hernandez goes to trial. The D-A says its a case that will likely define his administration.

The state's current Attorney General, Martha Coakley, is running for Governor.   No other candidates have announced plans yet to seek Coakley's job.