LANCASTER – A Lancaster man serving life in prison for killing a victim in a city parking lot in 2015 had his most recent appeal for a new trial denied last Thursday. Victor Tirado, now 57, was convicted in 2018 of first-degree murder for shooting Rahdir Maxton, 21, in the head in a parking lot in the 200 block of East Fulton Street. The incident occurred on September 9, 2015. Tirado was sentenced to life in prison by Lancaster County Judge Donald Totaro on February 7, 2018. He argued in previous request for relief his trial attorney was ineffective and failed to ask the trial judge to provide jurors with an instruction about two witness he claimed were accomplices. The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed Totaro’s denial of that request in 2020. In Tirado’s latest request for relief, he argued he had a signed affidavit from a Commonwealth trial witness that stated the witness fabricated his testimony and had a secretly arranged deal with prosecutors.
Appeal Rejected For Killer Previously Convicted Of First-Degree Murder
by Trista Steinhauer | Aug 29, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 comments