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Howard Co. judge issues gag order for Tirado trial


A Howard County Circuit Court judge issued a gag order yesterday forbidding attorneys and parties to the murder case involving Eric Joseph Tirado from commenting publicly about it. Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. signed the gag order in the second week of the trial of the 27-year-old Bronx, N.Y., man.

Defense attorney Mark Van Bavel had requested the judge issue a gag order earlier, but he granted various television and newspaper interviews until the order was issued. Prosecutor Michael D. Rexroad said that all parties agreed to the gag order.

Tirado is accused of killing state police Cpl. Theodore D. Wolf on March 29, 1990, when the trooper made an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Jessup.

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