When Eric Tirado, the New York man charged with murdering state police Cpl. Theodore D. Wolf, showed up cleanshaven for a court appearance March 26, prosecutors were taken aback by the change in his appearance.
Tirado, 26, of the Bronx, had a mustache and beard when he was charged with the March 29, 1990, murder, and he looked the same as late as March 8, when the state served notice that it would seek the death penalty against him.
By coming to court cleanshaven, Tirado has "substantially altered his prior physical appearance," prosecutors Michael D. Rexroad and Timothy G. Wolf said in a motion filed yesterday. They noted that witnesses "have described the perpetrator as having a mustache and beard."