Suspected Killer Wants Tattoo Spelling ‘MURDER’ Removed Before His Court Date
TO Kansas, where suspected killer Jeffrey Chapman says the tattoo spelling a mirror image of the word “MURDER” on his throat might prejudice a jury.
Mr Chapman, accused of first degree murder, wants a a professional tattoo artist to remove the message.
The Great Bend Tribune quotes his appeal, as stated by his lawyer:
“Mr. Chapman has secured a licensed tattoo artist from Hays who is willing to go to the jail. Mr. Chapman’s tattoos are not relevant to any material facts and Mr. Chapman asks for the court to exclude any mention of his tattoos at trial and further to be allowed to cover them up in an appropriate manner. The fact that he has ‘Murder’ tattooed across his neck is irrelevant to the State’s case and extremely prejudicial to Mr. Chapman if introduced at trial or observed by the jury.”
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