Eric Tirado's lawyers offered prosecutors a guilty plea in exchange for a sentence of life without parole. The state chose to try the case and press for the death penalty. Do you think the state was correct in pressing for the death penalty when it had in hand a plea bargain to life without parole, or not?
The call is local and must be made from a touch-tone phone. The SUNDIAL number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL enter category 4600 and wait for instructions from the announcer. Call with your opinion between 10 a.m. and midnight. The results will be published in this section tomorrow.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.