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Was prosecutor right in bargaining with accused killer?

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 15, 2008 at 9:00 am with No Comments »
February 15, 2008 9:00 am

That’s the focus of an online poll The News Tribune is conducting.

The question we are posing is this: Was prosecutor Gerald Horne right to agree to a plea bargain with Tavares that allows him to escape the death penalty?

Tavares is Daniel Tavares Jr., who is scheduled to plead guilty today to killing Brian and Beverly Mauck in their Graham home Nov. 17.

Click here to vote and comment.

The poll has been up for 24 hours or so. As of 8:35 a.m., 46 voters agree with Horne’s decision and 32 people disagree. That’s a 59 percent to 41 percent split. See the results here.

The decision also has been the focus of our editorial board and letter writers.

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